To promote art and introduce young artists to the public, Hong Kong Art School in collaboration with Youth Square is co-presenting the Artwork Display Scheme “The Art Journey”, which showcases a series of exhibitions including the solo exhibition “Extraction” by Chan Oi-yan, to be held this month;
“煉”means to extract, to toughen or to purify materials by firing or heating.
“思”means to think, the act of producing thoughts which are the products of subconscious brain processing arise in the mind.
In this exhibition, photographs depict and visualise concepts extracted from the artist’s mind and let imagination converge on the images. The photos are not just the windows to the artist’s inner self but they let the viewers imagine and reconstruct the picture’s specific coordinates. The photos highlight that personal interpretation plays the most important role in how we perceive the world, and encourage viewers to review the surroundings through diverse perspectives and reach out to the unknown world.
The exhibition is divided into three series: “True colours” encourages viewers to reflect on the definition of “standard” through the use of colour blindness as the cut point; “Bauhinia”is a series of lumen prints that exposes the great vitality of Bauhinia under severe winter; and “Not merely paper” creates a seemingly unreal appearance from real objects. One of the works from “Not merely paper” scooped the “Outstanding Entry” award in the “Creativity in Action…”Photography Campaign held in the 44th Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Hong Kong Art School and Youth Square co-present: Artwork Display Scheme “The Art Journey” Exhibition in April - Extraction
Artist: Chan Oi-yan (Year 2 student from the School's Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme, majoring in Photography)
Venue: 6/F Youth Square (238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan)
Programme Enquires: 28245383 (Ms Cheung)
Remarks: Free Admission