1/3/2012 - 22/3/2012
Inside Out - Dual Exhibition of Sim Chan and Vaan Ip
裏‧外 - 陳閃，葉梵作品展
Fabrik Contemporary Art
Fabrik Contemporary Art
香港灣仔, 港灣道一號, 會展廣場辦公大樓M層, 藝廊12號
Gallery 12, Art One, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Mar 01 - Mar 22, 2012
Fabrik is pleased to announce ‘Inside Out’ , an exhibition of new paintings by local Hong Kong artists Sim Chan and Vaan Ip. Over the past years, Sim and Vaan have developed two distinctive visual languages of urbanism and architecture engaging the viewers with their calculated, intricate and complex qualities. The exhibition brings together a body of new work that will be mounted by both artists complementing each side of the gallery.
“Although our works are different, our concept and direction are similar. We both desire to find a common ground in the city where one nds a physical respite while the other obtains a more metaphysical approach beyond city living.”
Sim Chan will present 7 works on manipulated and irregularly shaped canvas showing his technical skill on rigorously exact calculation and rendering of his subject. His work involves transforming each frame as a reection of how a city changes, how it aects nature and social conditions as a result of living in restricted spaces.
Vaan Ip’s works, on the other hand, relate from a third person point of view with a less aggressive approach in his investigations of the city. This is characteristic of his work where the viewer escapes reality by being the observer and inadvertently creating a space to think about the state of things as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
The exhibition will include 13 canvases and a joint installation from both artists.
Born in 1987, Sim Chan had his first solo exhibition in 2011, entitled [KONG] ² and has participated in numerous international group exhibitions including “The Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 Finalists’ Exhibition" in Singapore, "Chinese 20th Century and Contemporary Art Autumn Auction 2010" in Beijing, "ShContemporary 2010" at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre and "Here, there, where? - Dual Exhibition of Sim Chan, Sun Yu" with FQProject Gallery in Shanghai. In 2011, his works were exhibited at the ART FAIR TOKYO and participated in "VISION", a Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition & Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.
Born in 1984, Vaan Ip graduated from Hong Kong Art School with a Higher Diploma in Fine Art and had his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong called “Finding Neverland" at Shin Hwa Gallery in Hong Kong. He has participated in international group exhibitions such as “Trail Of the Time Exhibition” in Bangkok and at the ART FAIR TOKYO in 2011 where his works were presented together with Sim Chan. Since art school Sim and Vaan have had several joint exhibitions locally and have participated in Fotan Artist Open Studios since 2008.
Fabrik 非常榮幸地宣佈將舉行「裏 ‧ 外」展覽，是由香港藝術家陳閃與葉梵合作的全新作品聯展。過去數年，陳閃和葉梵分別創作了對城市及建築獨特的視覺語言，透過精細及考究的作品質素吸引觀眾。是次展覽裹兩位藝術家為藝廊帶來全新的作品。
是次展覽會展出 13 幅繪畫作品及 1 件兩位藝術家共同創作的裝置藝術。
於1987年出生的陳閃，首個個人作品展「空²」於2011年舉行，他曾參與多個國際性聯展，包括於新加坡舉行的「2011 傑出亞洲藝術獎聯展」，於北京舉行的「中國二十世紀及當代藝術 2010秋季拍賣」、「上海當代藝術博覽會2010」及於上海非青計劃畫廊舉行的「這裏，那裏，哪裏？ 陳閃、孫宇作品展」。2011年，他的作品於「東京藝術博覽會 2011」展出，亦於香港會議展覽中心參與了香港當代藝術展及香港癌症基金慈善拍賣會「境」。