Japanese contemporary artist Ushiki Kusanagi has never set foot in Hong Kong, but the theme of his exhibition is Hong Kong girls?
correct! The artist set out to depict the Hong Kong girls in his mind based on the Hong Kong friends around him, the media and the Hong Kong he learned from the movies.
Kuangxian Niumu has been publishing a character portrait on instagram every day since 2016, adding a lot of inspiration from childhood memories, animation, special photography, toy culture, etc. The style is strange and humorous but full of childlike interest, creating a A unique fantasy character, the series is called "VISITORS" because new visitors arrive every day.
This time, Niu Mu jumped out of social media and entered Hong Kong for the first time with his works. He cooperated with the local art and creative unit ARTDICTED to exhibit the "Hong Kong Girls" exhibition. Starting with the series of the same name, he created 21 pieces of "Hong Kong Girls" with the theme of Hong Kong-related elements. Girls” head portrait, showing the Hong Kong girls in the eyes of the Japanese with white orchids, goldfish, blue and white porcelain, etc.
In addition to displaying wooden reproduction paintings, silk screen paintings, sake, books and other products, this exhibition also brings PUPPY CHAN from the "FIGHTER" SOFUBI toy series. Niu Mu was originally designed to show his beautiful legs, but it was too young. He couldn't stand still, so he was given four legs and turned into a puppy. It is because of this experimental spirit and attitude that such interesting works are created.
The artist not only uses his own personality flexibly and puts it into his works with quirky humor, but also challenges the possibility of character design, which achieves his unique style.
Exhibition: ARTDICTED X Ushiki Kusanagi "Hong Kong Girls" Exhibition
Dates: May 28 to June 4 (closed)
Venue: 13a New Street Gallery, Sheung Wan