Para Site Art Space is proud to presentfirst ever exhibition in Hong Kong. born 1973 in Hong Kong, is an emerging young artist receiving tremendous attention in the current international art scene. Known for his animation installations, his works have fascinated audiences at major Biennials, group and solo exhibitions around the world. In the summer edition of , senior editor, writes, ‘In practice, a pop aesthetic at once winsome and brutal is brought to bear on the peculiar urgencies of our time. The point, then, is not to delimit the aesthetic and the political but rather to relish the productive possibilities of their mutual contamination.’
An artist with multifarious endeavors ,works in digital animation, installation and drawing. Also a political activist, he spent time in Baghdad shortly before the war and organized protests against the in New York.
His solo exhibition at Para Site Art Space showcases two new video pieces,
His newest piece,, a digital animation projection that premieres in Hong Kong, is from a seven-part series . in 2006. Intensely engaging, this installation of floating shadows was projected on the floor and produced a suggestive post-apocalyptic mood that gripped every visitor, evoking a sense of contemplation.
His other installation,is a prelude to his series. Using very basic computer software like animated (1599), in which the fruits float up and explode. Referencing , who used to dress up thieves and prostitutes to play saints to model as subjects of his paintings, the piece is a celebration of a perverted, reversed form of theology.
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.