Embellished Nature |《自之綴然》
Exhibition Period: 28 July – 11 August 2013
Opening Reception and Book Launch: 6:30 – 9 pm, 28 August 2013 (Sun)
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 Embellished Nature, the solo exhibition of Ho Pak Kei. Distinct from the cityscape documentary photos that the artist has made, on show is a series of photographic works in which Ho Pak Kei actively engaged with the surrounding. He made use of handy objects to compose and left his personal marks in the environment. The spontaneous, casual and as-the-heart-desired mode of creation right reflects the attributes and cultivation that the creator possesses. There is a visceral impetus in every image; it could be pure awakening from the grand nature, or it could be expression of opinion to the current affair. Even the tiniest element in the nature – a tree branch, a petal, a leaf – can be the source of inspiration to Ho which provokes him to meditate on the world and life and arouses his imagination. The essence of the works is not the perfect production of images but the impulse of creativity and the affection to the world of creation of Ho.
Book launch of the Ho Pak Kei’s new book phi will be held at the opening reception of the exhibition. It is published by Small Tune Press and designed by designer Beatrix Pang; a collection of works of Land Art of Ho Pak Kei in the past two years and his understanding in golden spiral and transience in life.
Ho Pak Kei is a press photographer. His works have been exhibited in Hong Kong and Japan and were awarded as honorable mentioned in Focus at Frontline in 2011 and winner in Focus at Frontline in 2008 by Hong Kong Press Photographers Association.
展覽酒會當晚將同時舉行何柏基新書「phi」發佈會。新書由Small Tune Press出版，由設計師彭倩幗設計，結集了何柏基過去兩年的地景藝術創作和他對黃金迴轉和頃刻存在的平行理論的攝影紀錄。