Green Art Asia's Poetry in Light exhibition brings together artists from Hong Kong and across Asia
Perspective has long been a supporter of Asian artists and product designers; this past fortnight – despite the blazing heat and typhoons – we attended the Hong Kong opening of Poetry in Light on August 25 at Studio 9 in Wong Chuk Hang. Art lovers attending included Hong Kong Auctions' Brian Hodgson; Federation of Hong Kong Industries' Dr. Jack Yeung; New World Development's Samuel Lee; local celebrity Yu Chiu; and many more.
Curated by Art Director Jessica Lee from Green Art Asia, the objective is to promote local emerging and established artists across Asia, and to present works that create an intimate and relaxed ambiance within the home, drawing art lovers and collectors who appreciate the art of light or – putting it another way – the light of art.
First up is award-winning renowned Filipino artist Ramon Orlina, dubbed the 'Father of Philippine Glass Sculpture', with his exciting display of expressive and abstract carved crystal glass. His works have all the hallmarks of a craftsman able to see a hidden inner being, and who will keep chiselling until it is set free. He is a licensed architect and a member of the College of Fellows of the Philippine Institute of Architects; his training is evident in his work, which spans more than three decades of producing fluid, elusive, and enchanting glass sculptures. Orlina has exhibited extensively in the Philippines and around the world. Among his many accolades are an ASEAN Award for Visual Arts (1993), and People of the Year Award by Stargate PeopleAsia (2014).
Hong Kong contemporary artist Vaan Ip, whose works have been exhibited around the world, showcased architectural sculptures that also play with light. In 2015, he was the sole Hong Kong artist chosen to participate at the 18th International Sculpture Symposium Incheon, South Korea. In 2016, his works were selected for exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale. His captivating and fast-paced Lost City cityscape canvas series inspires further inspiration, and depicts living within tight confines amid high societal expectations. It's a form of wanderlust for the mind.
Poetry in Light exhibition
Date: Until September 7
Time: 1:00-7:00pm (by appointment only, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Venue: Studio 9, 9/F, Union Industrial Building, 48 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong