Breathe in Hong Kong
在香港呼吸

Ken Chung Ka-chung 鍾家俊 


Painting on wood, found and ready-made objects with fluorescent light
木、尋獲物及現成物上繪畫、熒光燈
37.5x96.3x7.3cm
2021
$38,000

Ken Chung Ka-chung

Chung Ka-chun graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. While studying for his Bachelor’s degree he went to Bologna, Italy, as an exchange student, and was intrigued by a course there about the restoration of paintings, focusing on the texture and ingredients of paint. After graduating, he lived in Berlin for a one and half a year. He was hooked by the marks on walls and discarded objects on the streets, which he integrated into his painting-object compositions. He still uses this technique. While in Berlin, he had his first-ever solo exhibition in a local art space, Ori-Berlin. After returning to Hong Kong and working as a freelance designer, he continued to explore possibility so as to expand the boundary of painting and did a solo exhibition in Anita Chan Lai-ling gallery in June 2021. During the preparation of this exhibition, he participated in a group show in March 2021. After the exhibition in Anita Chan Lai-ling gallery, he joined two group shows in a row respectively in Sin Sin Fine Art and Wure Area. On the other hand he also started doing artworks right in the street.

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2021

  • June, “Doubtful”, Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Fringe Club, Hong Kong

 

2016

  • February, “Trace of Dissolution”, Ori-Berlin, Germany

 

Group Exhibition

 

2021

  • March, “Light Up”, The Catalyst, Hong Kong

  • August, “To be Continued”, Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong

  • October, “Bed Throw”, Wure Area, Hong Kong

Memories with Fringe Club 與藝穗會的回憶

2021年第一次在藝穗會陳麗玲畫廊做個人展覽,剛好遇上疫情開始,不清楚政府的限聚令要求所以沒有特別舉行開幕,同時疫情開始後, 作為一個自由工作的設計師工作量減少了, 為了可以知道更多人關於展覽的看法就在展覽期都坐在展場中等有不同的人來交談,認識了不同的人,算是疫情下一件比較輕鬆的事。

 

現在都是一樣在為其他展覽準備新的作品和設計的工作。自從在藝穗會的展覽開始前,有將部份作品放到街上嘗試以影像的形式去完成作品,到現在還有持續在街上放置作品。

 

這次提交的作品依然是跟以往的一樣是對往昔香港的一點回憶,作品上的窗框是在上環樓梯街一間賣窗框的鋪頭準丟掉的,老闆很好人一問就給了我。那是小學時常見到的鐵窗框。之後就用了它來做一件關於呼吸的作品,呈現對在這個無論是時勢和空間都非常侷促的城市的一種感覺。作品往年曾在其他畫廊展出,在這次提交中作了一些修改。