Bye Bye Civilization, I’m secretly Weeping — Exhibition at The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School

Exhibition Statement
Hon graduated from the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Programme (co-presented with RMIT) in 2020, majoring in painting. His art exhibition featured a series of sketch paintings and installations. Through the use of fragmented and broken lines combined with highly structured frameworks, the artist oscillated between sensibility and rationality, eventually losing the latter. The exhibition contemplated the relationships among Hong Kong’s history, religion, and its people, observing how the objective environment subjectively and rapidly changes people’s lives. Hon frequently employed various symbols as creative methods in his artwork. This exhibition was divided into three thematic categories: religious subjects, everyday subjects, and office subjects. Each category reflected Hon’s observations of society and life, as he vividly depicted the contrasts found in everyday situations.

As suggested by the exhibition’s title, “Bye Bye Civilization,” the main theme was departure (disappearance), to the point where even crying could only be done in soft sobs.

Bye Bye Civilization, I’m Secretly Weeping
Exhibition Period : 28 April – 31 May 2023
Time : 11am – 8pm (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)
Venue : The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School (10/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)
Artists : HON Shing Ho Joshua