TOUCH GALLERY

Kong - Simon Birch

 
2021.12.01 - 2022.01.02

2021年是Touch Gallery成果豐碩的一年,創立以來呈獻多位名聞遐邇的中外藝術家創作,並致力推廣具潛力的新世代藝術家,積極推動先鋒的香港藝術浪潮,為藝術愛好者提供嶄新的藝術體驗,至今策劃的展覽都榮獲各界支持及關注。在創立一週年之際,本藝廊誠邀本地享負盛名的當代藝術家—Simon Birch,為新一年掀起序幕,以多媒體藝術合作項目「The 14th Factory」中的最新作品展「Kong」,呈現本地藝術的新面貌。 

 

藝術家Simon Birch居港二十多載,創作軌跡始於其標誌性的人物油畫,筆觸富動感及戲劇性,近年更挑戰多個數碼藝術創作及大型裝置藝術計劃,探索藝術的多元表現。是次展覽中,會展出大型藝術盛事「The 14th Factory」首幅、全港最高價的NFT作品,凝聚24年來的藝術創作。這將會是在本地藝壇的一大突破。


Simon亦與本地著名陶藝家謝淑婷和劉逸偉合作,創作陶瓷王冠,象徵權力強大而脆弱的本質。另外焦點展示的油畫作品,則回歸藝術家創作的初衷,以基本的畫筆、顏料、畫布描繪出抽象而虛實結合的人像,似是靜止又如躍動。無數過去的時刻累積沉澱,在畫中被定格的流動時空裏,交織成眼前的當下,迎接未知的下一瞬。正如Touch Gallery基於一年來燦爛多彩的成就,會繼續懷着對藝術的熱忱展望未來,為藝術界注入生氣。

關於Simon Birch的NFT作品:「My Story

作者序

The idea is that it's a midpoint of my career from painting to the largest indie art project in the world. The 14th Factory is born in Hong Kong, but is the size of King Kong, and here I am caught in between a million meetings to try and realise that while stuck in HK like everyone else, going crazy, but grabbing this opportunity to get back to my roots, art creation, and create this tiny show, in a tiny gallery....the scale difference is important. Can a small show be just as relevant as the mega project ahead?

 

This may be a small show but it's by an artist who's on the edge of being a very big ape!