Vik Muniz’s Postmodern Masters

ART WORKS IN DISGUISE Vik Muniz, the most celebrated artist to come out of Brazil, is feeling a little under the weather when we meet at Ben Brown Fine Arts on the evening before his Hong Kong solo exhibition opens. That’s no surprise, given the gruelling flight from Rio de Janeiro, but he’s also had…

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Lionel Estève at Galerie Perrotin

Turn right as you enter Galerie Perrotin‘s Hong Kong space and your eyes will immediately be drawn to two kaleidoscopic shower curtain-like installations suspended from the ceiling. A collection of painted river stones lie in a group nearby, bearing what look like colourful waterlines. Another cluster of river stones lies in the adjacent room. Covered…

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Ron Mueck at the Gallery of Modern Art

Long before he was picked up by mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth, Melbourne-born artist Ron Mueck was a household name in Australia. School kids were taken on excursions to museums to gawk awe-struck at his hyperrealist sculptures. Starting out in TV and film as a puppeteer and special effects artist (notably in the Labyrinth where he…

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Frize Frame

In November I interviewed the wonderful French abstract artist Bernard Frize. Check out the full article below, published in the December issue of Hong Kong Tatler magazine. FRIZE FRAME In an era when painting has seemingly been left for dead in the wake of installations, new media and conceptual pieces, Bernard Frize has been applying…

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