Art & Design

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The Vices of Aaron Kai

“Vices,” an upcoming exhibit by Aaron Kai opening at Above Second on May 22nd, focuses on life’s temptations and the propensity to overindulge. Known for his remarkable paintings of waves, the Hawaii native has a cheeky side that veers towards social commentary.

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Dinosaurs at Gagosian Gallery?

It’s sort of unfair doing a collaborative show with an artist whose work prominently features dinosaurs. From an early age, children are practically programmed to love dinosaurs, and even as you grow up, you retain a certain fondness for them.

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Vanessa Wong + Henry Hussey at Cat Street Gallery!

Artist Vanessa Wong’s images of human anatomy fused with popular junk food brands are at once horrifying, fun, and recognizable to anyone who has undergone a serious craving. From colorful M&M’s to instant ramen, you might think twice on your next visit to 7-11!

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“Priceless” work taken from Art Basel Hong Kong?

The second Art Basel Hong Kong swept into town last week, introducing the work of more than 2,000 artists and filling the city with guests from around the world. One local artist took a guerilla approach to the famous art fair, pulling a maneuver inspired by Banksy.

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Miya Ando solo exhibit “Light Metal”

Artist Miya Ando, who creates fascinating works using ancient sword smith techniques is opening a solo show titled “Light Metal” on Thursday, February 13th. The artist, who grew up in Japan and California, works primarily in steel and aluminum.

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Do fish lamps reveal a Frank Gehry epiphany?

Long before he designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, architect Frank Gehry built a series of lamps in the mid 80’s that contained hints of where he was going creatively.

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Graffiti tales: Kai Tak airport

Last week a friend invited me to join a few graffiti artists in painting at the old Kai Tak airport in Kowloon Bay. Climbing through a hole in a fence and walking past a few obstacles, we arrived at an abandoned building.

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The art of Tetsuya Ishida at Gagosian

Paintings by Tetsuya Ishida are as beautiful as they are tormented. Though captivating to look at, his artwork has a solemn quality, often depicting individuals submerged, trapped or otherwise held in uncomfortable positions.

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Graffiti legend SEEN coming to HK!

There are few names from the early days of graffiti as widely revered as SEEN. A Bronx native, SEEN began writing in 1973 and became an internationally recognized king of the underground art form.

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Retro-future and the art of Hajime Sorayama

What is it about the artwork of Hajime Sorayama that attracted the likes of George Lucas, Aerosmith, Sony, and Bape? The AISHONANZUKA Gallery is presenting a solo show by the artist on Saturday, September 7th.

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Get Your Craft On! (It’s not candy!)

This is the closest to Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory you will ever come! Stepping inside the Tao Yuan bead store, you enter a colorful wonderland filled with every sort of bead imaginable.

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Hong Kong has arrived!

Thinking of Hong Kong as an art capital just ten short years ago would have been laughable, but today, it’s a reality that’s hard to deny.