Marc Quinn: Seen and Be Scene

Interview with Marc Quinn in his London studio, 2010. Published in Hong Kong Tatler, December 2010 It’s tempting to dismiss Marc Quinn’s work as intellectual posturing, especially considering what has been written about him since he first came to prominence in 1991 with ‘Self’, a cast of his head made from nine pints of his…

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John Powers’ Suite at Saamlung Gallery

A living room explosion of rugs and skeletal wooden furniture frames is dotted across the space of Saamlung gallery this month. The work of New York essayist and sculptor, John Powers, the current exhibition ‘Suite of Suites’ references furniture as functional objects as well as abstraction and minimalism. A series of rectangular sculptures sprout like…

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Feast Your Eyes!

Last week Feast Projects in Ap Lei Chau opened Chinese-born French-based painting ‘master’ Zou Wou-Ki’s solo exhibition ‘Beyond’. Cited as one of China’s top three living artists, the ninety-year old has enjoyed a career spanning more than seven decades painting his poetic colour-drenched works. Please click the link below to read my recent article on…

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Pistoletto at Simon Lee

Popped into Simon Lee gallery yesterday to check out their latest exhibition from Michelangelo Pistoletto, Lavoro. Big fan of the artist’s work and was awfully excited. Four of the Arte Povera artist’s ‘mirror’ paintings were on show, from a series focusing on the world of construction. It’s fitting that in highlighting the industrial process the…

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JR takes Hong Kong

French urban art sensation and 2011 TED prize winner, JR, was recently in HK for the opening of his solo exhibition, ‘Pattern’ at Galerie Perrotin, and the unveiling of an incredible installation. It was absolutely inspiring chatting with him. Rising to international prominence in 2005, during the Paris riots, with images of youth in Paris’…

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Joel Morrison’s Heavy Metal at Gagosian

I interviewed American sculptor Joel Morrison today, who is in town for his solo exhibition opening at Gagosian. Down the length of Gagosian’s immaculate and sterile space was an equally immaculately presented series of twelve stainless steel sculptures by the 36 year-old Seattle-born, LA based artist, touted by some as being one of the most…

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