預展日期：2012年9月6日 – 11日
地點：香港中環康樂廣場一號怡和大廈LG1-3 iPRECIATION 誰先覺畫廊
VIP Preview Exhibition of Tse Yim On’s Latest Works
Preview Period: 6th – 11th September, 2012
Artist will be present from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on 6th September, 2012
iPRECIATION Hong Kong is pleased to preview Mongkok Library, a rich and entirely new series of work by local artist Tse Yim On. Thirteen Tse’s latest works will be introduced in the preview. The exhibits will be later on route to Singapore for Tse’s first inaugural solo exhibition at iPRECIATION Singapore, from 18th October – 10th November 2012. The latest series of Tse’s works will be previewed by VIP only. Those interested are welcome to contact us to schedule an appointment for private viewing.
Tse’s keen interest of the cultural differences in Mongkok transpired him to work on this series in requisition to the collective memories of Hong Kongers. In this exclusive preview at iPRECIATION Hong Kong, Mongkok Library sees Tse Yim On reach new levels as a masterful visual storyteller, while taking an introspective direction of his work.
Tse communicates a modern satirical view on discourses and collective memories deeply seated within Hong Kong. Tse Yim On is a research-based artist who is known to produce limited pieces of works. During an intensive period of two years, the artist exhausted himself in exploring layered systems of meaning behind literary titles and its vigor as a form of visual language. Transpired from the affiliation, Tse parallels his meticulous selection of literary titles to the innate cultural dissonances of this melting pot of culture.
The process of employing vivid colours and the creation of highly stylistic characters is a continuing practice in Tse Yim On’s works, conveying the rudiments of popular culture. In Mongkok Library, Tse uses the combination of static poses from the female figurines and sensitive detail of the literary titles, in emanating a unique reflection on cultural and socio-political arena, one that is both universal and
Tse hopes to recapture and establish his memories or vision of Hong Kong culture through Mongkok Library. At the same time captivate the viewers in identifying the relationship between elements in his works instinctively through their imagination.
About the Artist
Tse Yim On (b. 1974), lives and works in Hong Kong. Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998, and pursued his Master Degree (MFA) in 2001.