Colors Come with Thoughts — Exhibition at The Gallery of Hong Kong Art School

Exhibition Statement

Inspired by the quote “The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts” by pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus, our BAFA graduating students Ken CHAN and Polly LO illustrate their views on colors through their experience in and thoughts on art- making in their joint exhibition “Color Come with Thoughts” . While Heraclitus viewed color as belonging to thoughts, and that people are shaped by what they have in mind, this exhibition contemplates the relationship between color, thought and human mind.

In the Middle Ages, artists painted to mirror reality. Colors were used to represent certain meanings and symbolisms under different cultures and social contexts. In the world of contemporary art, however, artists follow their cognition and consciousness in their use of colors, which in concept closely resembles the ideas of Heraclitus. When we follow our thoughts to put the respective colors on the canvas, not only is the work we produce reflective of our feelings, emotions, and perceptions of the world but its aesthetics and meaning are also heavily influenced.

Colors Come with Thoughts
Exhibition Period : 25 June – 3 August 2022
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 : Chan King Long Ken, Lo Pui Man Polly
Curated by : Lo Pui Man Polly

25 Jun (Sat) 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Artist Sharing
2 Jul (Sat) 5:00pm – 5:30pm

Guided Tour
16 Jul (Sat) 5:00pm – 5:30pm