Pearl Lam Galleries is currently showing works by Michael Chow, from now till 8th of March. Michael Chow made a name for himself as a restauranteur of the star-studded Mr Chow Chinese restaurant group which has numerous outlets in the States and London. He’s well known and pretty connected to the Hollywood set and LA’s art scene. He and his wife Eva Chun (fashion designer and painter) are on members of the board of the Contemporary Art Museum in Los Angeles and daughter China Chow was one of the early chinese actress to make a name for herself in Hollywood.
Chow always had a passion for design that stems from a cross-cultural background. Before he was sent to the UK for studies at 12, Michael spent his growing up years with his famous father, Peking Opera Master, Zhou Xing Fang in China. In the States, he studied architecture and to bridge the East and West, decided to open a Chinese restaurant in Knightsbridge, London. Before long, he was expanding to New York, Miami and California. Finally embracing his true passion as a painter, ” Recipe for a Painter” is his first solo exhibition. The artist’s abstract paintings were done on large-scale canvases using unconventional choice of ‘paint’ – household paint as well as materials like gold leaf, silver, trash, household and found objects. In his paintings, Chow expresses his desire to reconnect with his culture and attempts to engage viewers in a cross-cultural dialogue.
By The Altermodernist
- Dates: 14 January – 8 March 2014
- Time: Mon- Sat, 10:00am – 7:00pm
- Venue: Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Photo credits: Pearl Lam Galleries