Art|Basel Hong Kong 2019

Venue: GALLERIES booth 1B40
Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Blindspot Gallery is delighted to announce our participation in Art|Basel Hong Kong this year at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29-31 March 2019 with the works by Jiang Pengyi, Jiang Zhi, Sarah Lai, Lam Tung Pang, Leung Chi Wo, Antonio Mak Hin-yeung, Angela Su, and Trevor Yeung.

The highlight of this presentation is the unseen drawings, paintings and sketches by the late Antonio Mak Hin-yeung (1951-1994), who was well known for his lost-wax bronze sculptures. These drawings of hybrid forms of human bodies, animal figures and objects, such as horse, tree, book and ladder, are at the same time illustrations of certain universal human conditions, and reflections on the socio-political climate of colonial Hong Kong. Mak was one of the most prominent artists, as well as art educator, of his generation, who challenged the art establishment and created an alternative art scene in Hong Kong in the 1980s to 1990s. His work constitutes and remains an important chapter in the history of contemporary art in Hong Kong. Our fair booth will coincide with the publication of a monograph cataloguing more than 500 of Mak’s drawings.

Jiang Pengyi continues his exploration of cameraless analogue photography in the newly made and never-shown-before series, Foresight, which contains large-scale abstract colour images made by exposing the light-sensitive film to organic processes of food decay, chemical reactions and even combustion.

Lam Tung Pang’s iconic painted landscape sprawls over a large plywood triptych, expressing the macroscopic sensations of being immersed in the grandeur of nature. Concurrent to Art|Basel Hong Kong, Lam Tung Pang’s solo exhibition at Blindspot Gallery, “Saan Dung Gei”, curated by Abby Chen, will showcase newly made paintings and site-specific video installations.

Jiang Zhi’s recent paintings from The world is yours, as well as ours series is an experimentation with the potentiality of mediums and forms, combining digital imaging, silkscreening and oil painting. Hovering between abstraction and representation, these paintings recall scenes of natural landscape, and ultimately prompt us to reflect on the constitution of our sensory system.

In her newly-made hair embroidery and drawing, Angela Su creates bio-morphic forms in a pseudo-scientific style. Her works reference the unlikely unity and analogy between different organic forms, like that of floral bloom and bacterial cultures.

Trevor Yeung’s meticulously hand-built mixed media objects, such as hollowed seashell sculpture, deceptive cactus and engraved marble tray, prompt viewers to reevaluate their relationships with the representational world, and thus themselves.

Sarah Lai’s paintings recreate the haptic sensation of applying make-up foundation on the skin, suggesting an unreachable gap between the aesthetics of femininity and the desire to possess.

Leung Chi Wo’s A Countess From Hong Kong is a kinetic installation showing a school uniform swinging to the spinning movement of a record of This is my song, both of them references to the 1967 anti-colonial riots and the heavy-handed British clampdown in Hong Kong.