Art in ELEMENTS
Sang Sik Hong is a rising contemporary artist from Korea, graduate of Mokwon University. Hong has been exhibiting his works throughout Korea since 2002. His collection of 3D installations made out of straws is impressive, published in 2009. It portrays human desires by using symbolism through the use of body parts and considering the amount of detail put into the design to carry a deeper emotional message. Hong believes that power is strong, sacred and symbol of eternity while straw is the exact opposite. Straws are weak structure, easily available to everyone and disposable. With the use of this contrary, this piece reflects the emotion in reality.
By: Sang Sik Hong
Cool Man 3
Junyi Cai is an up-and-coming contemporary artist in China. Cai comes from Chongqing and graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Art. In 2007, Cai had solo exhibitions of a series of "City Portrait" in Shenzhen Art Museum. "Cool man 3" was exhibited in "City Portrait" as well. Cai has a unique sense of humor to his oil painting of cartoon characters. His paintings depict people from different walks of life in the City. The characters include housewives, immigrant workers, farmers, teenagers, businessmen, sportsmen and rockers, expressing the living style and emotion in different generations and social classes.
By: Junyi Cai
Born and raised in Australia, Phil Hayes is a contemporary artist residing in Hong Kong. Hayes has been Head Designer for Quicksilver for many years. Because of his background, Hayes's works usually express the cultural and iconic differences between Australia and Hong Kong, China. His works are creative and the never before seen combination of the elements from the East and the West are remarkable. In his works, it is not difficult to discover Chinese elements such as Chinese characters or even martial arts film stars, Bruce Lee, accompanied with Australian patterns. The "dog" has been on his work for the past 15 years and has become an essential part of his works. In this exhibition, the "dog" is presented in 5 different colors and styles to let you feel the sense of playfulness from Hayes.
By: Phil Hayes
His artwork in general is based on the exploration of the relationship between sculpture and architecture, a natural interaction between volume and space, light and matter, between society and individual, program and fantasy. The artist develops here a new language articulated on the superposition of simple geometric layers. Those layers sculpted in black granite create a powerful and sinuous dragon of 20 meters long and 3 meters high.
Location: Earth Zone
By: Paul Alexandre Bourieau
Flowerball Goldfish Colors 3D; Even The Digital Realm Has Flowers To Offer
The style of Murakami's works is flat with rich cartoon flavor, but reflecting on Japanese cultural core values at the same time. Flowerballs composed of flowers and smiling flowers have become the signature of Murakami's works. His works with vibrant colors represents joy and hope.
By: Takashi Murakami
The six-metre tall artwork looks like ten abstract mountains with water flowing down gently from the top. The water is collected at the bottom and pumped up again to the top of pipes, forming continual cycles of constantly flowing water, which is a symbol of wealth beloved by the Chinese.
Location: Water Zone
By: Danny Lee
The flame-like piece is comprised of 10 pieces each measuring approx. 2.5 metres. Fire is constantly moving, yet going nowhere. It changes everything it touches yet itself remains unchanged. Its power, often in disguise, can be harnessed for both creation and destruction and to this end, it presents itself in myriad forms. In this sculpture, the artist has concentrated on the idea of white heat and all its implications; each purifying flame captured for one elusive moment in a three dimensional form.
Location: Fire Zone
By: Lincoln Seligman
The Trails by Worms
Man & Mok use worm trials in the sculpture as a way of drawing people's attention to ordinary things in our environment and our rapidly developing city. They used organic lines and vibrant images to construct the artwork. The negative and positive spaces in between the two separated parts represent the feasibility and potential of imagination. It signifies the concept of the integration of heaven and humanity and invisible vitalization.
Location: Wood Zone
By: Man Fung-yi & Mok Yat-sun