Ophelia, a lavish new nightspot is the first project by interior design phenomenon Ashley Sutton in Hong Kong. With a vibe that’s part opium den, and part speakeasy, guests are transported into a peacock-themed fantasy-land.
Sandra Chevrier was working as a sushi chef in Montreal before she decided to dedicate herself full-time to a career as an artist. Fortunately she made the correct decision at the right time, and her career has taken off, with new shows lined up for the next two years. During the busy Art Basel week, we sat down with her to find out more about her artwork and discuss her current show at Above Second Gallery, which closes on May 7th. (Catch it now while you can!)
Michael Lau, the popular Hong Kong artist and toy figure pioneer will open his latest show at the Living Room Museum at Times Square on Wednesday, March 9th. Titled “What? We: Want!” the subject of the exhibition is our growing dependency on a digital lifestyle.
Packed with Hulks, Iron Men, and even a life-sized Batman, Toy Soul 2015 couldn’t have taken place at a better time. The annual gathering of the world’s top toy figure companies coincided with the opening week of Star Wars – The Force Awakens. In addition to the hundreds of figures that left collectors drooling, several sections were devoted entirely to the new Star Wars characters.
A new exhibit by Kirk Cheng titled “Circle of Life” explores the endless variety of color and texture found in nature by creating works composed of living flowers and plants.
“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.
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.
Artist Catherince Grossrieder aka Cath Love grew up in Hong Kong and has literally left her mark on the city. If you know where…
The first solo show by photographer Aisha Moon Johnson opens at Voxfire Gallery on Friday, September 26th. You may have spotted Aisha at some of Hong Kong’s underground events armed with a huge camera.
Opening Friday, ‘Somedays Somedaze’ is a journey into a three-dimensional world of comic book style bursts and bubbles covering everything from Pop culture to social commentary.
Action-packed paintings featuring characters with animal heads, sculptures of well-dressed monsters, and much more awaits at Above Second Gallery’s group show “Pop” that opens on Friday, July 18th.
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-Eleven!
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.
British artist D*Face launches his exhibition “Honestly Dishonest” at an off-Basel event taking place at Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun on Friday, May 16th. The London-based artist cites early New York graffiti and skateboard graphics, as two of his major influences.
The second Art Basel Hong Kong begins on Thursday and artist Carsten Nicolai is taking over the city’s tallest building for a special light installation. The 118 floor ICC will feature an interactive show designed by the Berlin-based artist, and there’s an app that lets you participate!
ParallelX, an exhibition by artists Jewelle Yeung and Leah Clough opens on Wednesday, March 12th at the new location of the Above Second Gallery. The show includes both drawings and paintings.
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.
L.A.-based artists Cyrcle were back in Hong Kong for the unveiling of the latest Vaford Gates mural. The night was a combination art launch and charity fundraiser with a vibe more like an underground warehouse party.
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.
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.
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.
After taking part in the exceptional “Work In Progress” exhibition back in June, the artists known as Cyrcle are returning to Hong Kong for a solo show at the Above Second Gallery.
PechaKucha night is a fun environment to learn about innovative projects and rub elbows with the cityâ€™s design professionals.
Hear what legendary graffiti artist SEEN has to say on the subject in our exclusive interview!
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.
Above Second Gallery, the same people who curated the massive Work in Progress exhibition last June, are opening a new group show titled “Neon Golden” on Friday, September 6th.
LOADING, one of our favorite indie streetwear shops is hosting a photo exhibition titled “Analog” on Saturday, August 31st.
The new XXX, which is located in a basement further out towards Kennedy Town, is hosting a multimedia art exhibit called ABSOR[BED] on Thursday, August 22nd.
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.
A group of friends have been meeting every weekend to explore a hidden part of Hong Kong’s past. The culmination of their trips is a photography and mixed media exhibition titled “Abandoned.”
Hidden from the bustling pedestrian traffic along Mongkok’s Argyle Street is a secret alleyway filled with extraordinary graffiti pieces.
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.
Guests attending the opening night of Work In Progress, a new street art exhibit that debuted on Friday, were immediately wowed by the scale of the art and the size of the space.
In town for his new collaboration with Fingercroxx, Eric Haze gave a quick demonstration of what originally made him famous!
On the heels of Art Basel Hong Kong, comes a large-scale show of street art titled “Work In Progress“.
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.
Imagine Where The Wild Things Are meets retro Sci-fi, and you’ll have a good idea of the art of Prodip Leung.
Brooklyn-born artist JM Rizzi (aka JMR) exhibited a series of new work at Joyce Boutique in Central on Thursday evening.
Art lovers who got a small taste of Basquiat’s work in the recent Andy Warhol exhibition, can soon get a broader look at the artist as Hong Kong’s Gagosian gallery puts on a dedicated show in late May.
Simon Birch, one of our favorite Hong Kong artists, is opening a new exhibit titled Hooligan on Wednesday, April 10th at Ben Brown Fine Arts.
In a salute to International Women’s Day, the Sundaram Tagore Gallery is opening a group exhibition titled 8 Women / 8 Stories on Friday, March 8th.
Is there more to Andy Warhol than Campbell’s soup, Chairman Mao, and Marilyn Monroe? The answer can be found at a major new exhibition…
There’s been much speculation in Hong Kong over when a Takashi Murakami exhibition would take place, as the artist has been spotted at the Gagosian gallery frequently over the past two years. So with all the anticipation, it’s not surprising that on November 29th, the launch of Flowers & Skulls was packed!
For well over a decade, Jay Forster and Calvin Ho have been well known figures in Hong Kong, contributing to the city’s design and…
Call me a traditionalist, but I don’t think that art should be exhibited in a bathtub. Checking out the Asia Contemporary Art Show at…
(Note the Wu Tang symbol on the canvas) Fab 5 Freddy, a legendary figure in the early development of Hip Hop, was in Hong…
British artist Mark Goss opens his debut show in Hong Kong this Thursday, October 25th, at the Artist Residence gallery in Sai Ying Pun….
Fab 5 Freddy, a pivotal figure in the history of Hip Hop, will be in Hong Kong to take part in two special events on October 19th and 20th. On October 19th, he will preside over a screening of Wildstyle, a movie that, to this day, serves as the most accurate depiction of Hip Hop culture at its birth.
Photographer Polina Shubkina opens her new show, Russian Dream, on Thursday, September 6th, at the Artist Residence Gallery in Sai Ying Pun. The exhibit…
Local graffiti artists Xeme and Sinic took the colorful signs of Hong Kong’s red-light district as inspiration for their new exhibition titled Portland Street,…
After several solo shows, Above Second Gallery is going back to their roots with a large group exhibition titled “Get Freaky.” Curated by Supertexte…
In Hong Kong you can tell a lot about an event or opening by who sends flowers. The custom is a way of showing…
Reading the bio of James Lavelle is like taking a trip through the cultural movements that have shaped the past thirty years. Most well…
Hong Kong’s interest in the arts has risen dramatically over the past ten years. This weekend, the city will host Liberatum, a festival dedicated…
Australian artist Meggs is back at Above Second gallery with a solo show titled “Journey is the Reward.” The artist’s work features iconography heavily…
John Chamberlain, Piquanteagle, 2009 The fact that Hong Kong’s art galleries are often as pressed for space as the city’s apartments, has resulted in…
To those not in the know, Pecha Kucha is both a platform and a gathering for young creatives to share their work with their…