Art Projects Gallery is showcasing the works of contemporary Asian artist Tay Bak Chiang, Ryota Unno and Myung Nam An over summer. Malaysian artist Tay Bak Chiang is trained in the traditional Chinese ink painting. However his work which explores a dialogue with nature and reflection of life breaks away from traditional ink painting symbolism. He brings fresh perspectives, playing with forms, inject the unexpected, humour to make ink art contemporary and relevant. An artist to watch, Bak Chiang has won numerous awards, including the Young Artist Award for Visual Arts from the National Arts Council Singapore in 2002, First Prize at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition Singapore in 2000 & 2003, Distinction at the Dr Tan Tse Chor Art Award 1999 & 2002, First Prize at the Singapore Turf Club Art Competition 1999 and Shell Discovery Art Award Singapore in 1995.
Japanese artist, Ryota Unno’s works are humorous depictions of modern life featuring cartoon-like people engaged in everyday activities that are presented in the style of traditional Japanese scroll paintings. Using traditional Japanese medium such as iwaenogu (mineral pigments) and gold foil on Japanese paper, Ryota’s work is influenced by the Edo period in Japan three centuries ago.
Myung Nam An’s ceramics sculptures are unique and otherworldly in physical appearance. They look like eyes or sea creatures with a sense of humour. Interesting and provoking, Myung Nam An’s sculptures represents the artist’s wild imagination.
Date: 24 August – 20 September 2015
Venue: Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 3485 5336 www.artprojectasia.com