American Korean artist Jin Meyerson showcases his latest work at The Popsy Room in an exhibition that uses the senses to illustrate the creative process behind his work. The exhibition – A Better Tomorrow – showcases two large scale canvases completed using digital computer graphics processes coupled with Meyerson’s signature painting technique. The concept behind the exhibition is to show a defiance of the general perception that digital processes pollute the purity of painting. At the exhibition, he recreated his working studio and elements to exhibit his full working journey, from sketches to prints to paint.
Meyerson is one of the pioneer artists who use digital manipulation as a prep tool for painting 20 years ago. Through his work – painting over digitally produced prints – he hopes to make social cultural commentary about the transfer of painting away from the rarified forms of art. The artist lived in New York, Paris, Seoul and now in Hong Kong. His work has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and exhibited in top galleries like Satchi & Satchi and Perrotin. Meyerson was granted a one-year residency in 2010 by the National Museum of Art in Korea.
About The Popsy Room
The Popsy Room is Hong Kong’s first multi-sense gallery that immerses all five senses whether it is through art exhibitions or its popular gastronomical offerings. It is a platform for artists to collaborate and experiment in different mediums, especially experiential arts. For example, with Meyerson’s exhibition, the artist has also work with Chef Kaze Lo, who trained in fine French cuisine at Caprice and Cépage, to develop a multi-course French menu that will bring his creative though processes course by course. Exhibitions are presented every two months at The Popsy Room. Private dining is also catered to where an in-house chef will create an art food pairing menu with seasonal produce. Private dining is by reservations only and is for a maximum capacity of 20 pax.
- Date: Now till 7 September 2014
- Venue: The Popsy Room, G/F, 30 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Tel: 2234 6711
Photos Credit: Jim Meyerson / The Popsy Room