“Crafting Sky” – Group Exhibition of Sim Chan & Stanley Siu |《見・觸・天・空》 陳閃 蕭國健聯合展覽
“Crafting Sky” – Group Exhibition of Sim Chan & Stanley Siu
Exhibition Period: 24 May – 16 June 2013
Opening Party: 7 – 10 pm, 24 May 2013 (Friday)
Address: The Coming Society, Flat 2, LG4, Kai Wong Commercial Bldg, 222 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 2:30 – 9:30pm
100 ft PARK is pleased to present the exhibition “Crafting Sky” from 24 May to 16 June 2013. On display is a set of installation work co-created by artist Sim Chan and architect Stanley Siu. As a continuance of the SimKites Series, Sim Chan collaborates with Stanley Siu to explore new perspectives in seeing three dimensional spaces and attempt to break through the limitations of two dimensional paintings, integrating architectural design and art creation to experiment new angles in understanding and perceiving space and volume.
Works of Sim Chan have been full of architectural elements, from the source of inspiration to the composition of his works, as well as the hand-made skyline silhouette wooden mounts. All these involve accurate calculation and knowledge in geometry which allow Sim to depict the ever-changing sky in a mathematically logic way. Stanley Siu has found the common grounds between art and architecture in Sim’s works – the urban context, massing in architecture, city’s boundary and skyline. With the application of computer modeling programme, Stanley designed three dimensional forms of irregular shapes for Sim’s paintings. The work of a set of three on display, in cubic meter as their volume unit, depicts the sky and clouds in different time of a day. Details of architecture are not presented but only the contour is delineated. The sky is carried, sectioned and shaped. Under different viewing angles, the contour of the three dimensional work and the lines in the painting work together and subtly lead to new possibilities in reading two dimensional surfaces. Viewers are inspired to observe and understand space from various points of view.
Sim Chan graduated from Hong Kong Art School majoring in Painting. He was selected as one of the nominees for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2011. He was awarded “40under40” global creative talent by Perspective Magazine in 2013. Sim’s works have been exhibited widely in Hong Kong and Asia. Recently, he was commissioned to create a public art installation at the Jockey Club Atrium of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Stanley Siu grew up and studied in New Zealand and graduated from Department of Architecture. He returned to Hong Kong after graduation and has ben practicing in architectural design. Participated projects are in Hong Kong and China. Stanley has a great interest in Arts and hopes to connect art with architecture. He participated as a team in 2011 – 2012 Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture showing the work Sugar Treasure.
開幕酒會；2013年5月24日(星期五)晚上7 – 10時
陳閃畢業於香港藝術學院, 主修繪畫。於2011年入選傑出亞洲藝術獎，2013年被透視雜誌選為 「40 under 40」，全球40位40歲以下以的創作驕子。陳閃的作品曾在香港及亞洲等地的展覽展出，最近亦被邀於香港藝術中心賽馬會展廊製作公共藝術裝置作品。蕭國健於新西蘭成長，於當地建築系畢業。畢業後回港執業，從事建築設計，參與的項目位於香港和中國。蕭國健對藝術有濃厚興趣，希望能拉近藝術與建築之間的距離。他以團隊身份參與2011 – 2012 香港深圳城市建築雙城雙年展，展出作品「糖寶圖」。