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Date: Jul 26 , 2014 - Aug 30 , 2014
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Artist: Takeru Amano
In this new exhibition, Japanese artist Takeru Amano - born in Tokyo in 1977 - expresses, through paintings of bucolic yet dripping landscapes and glistening diamonds, his feelings toward the beauty of nature shattered by the impact of mankind. With a particular perspective after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, Amano explores the way we treat our environment and, often, arm it. Behind his idyllic mountain and lake landscapes lays the traces of our presence. His diamonds paintings represent the wealth that nature gives humans yet they bear traces of mistreatment, highlighting differently the way we treat mother nature.
Back In Town
Date: May 8 , 2014 - Jun 21 , 2014
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Artist: JonOne
Born in 1963 in Harlem, New York, John “JonOne” Perello is an American artist living in Paris for more than twenty years. He is one of the main street-art representatives and precursors. He had an important retrospective at Fondation Cartier in 2009.

For his fourth exhibition with Art Statements in Hong kong, JonOne will exhibit a series of new paintings mixing his trademark compulsive calligraphy with explosive colors.

Since adorning walls and trains with his first graffiti, JonOne has structured his work from the streets of New York to the “limitations” of canvas. He now fancies more brushstrokes than air sprays. However, even though we still see inspirations coming from Jackson Pollock, Sam Francis or even Henri Matisse, the influence of the street is still very much there. His extremely colorful paintings remind us of the frenzy of large cities, of their bright lights and social codes. JonOne’s work is an allegory of the Urban Jungle in which most of us live, but always seen from the optimist and colorful side of life.
Date: Feb 21 , 2014 - Apr 22 , 2014
TRANSITION is a group show featuring new works by AES+F (Russia), Dale Frank (Australia), Andy Wauman (Belgium) and Yuichi Sugai (Japan).

In their own way, DALE FRANK, AES+F, ANDY WAUMAN and YUICHI SUGAI express and discuss the notion of transition, of metamorphosis and of key life changing points through their paintings, video, photography, neon and metal works.

DALE FRANK's abstract paintings express the moment of the metamorphosis. This transition state where we move from one form to another. Using varnishes, Frank provokes beautiful chemical emulsions and capture the moment of the metamorphosis on the canvas.

AES+F's Allegoria Sacra video and photography series is set in a fantasy airport that becomes a modern world Purgatory (within AES+F's Liminal Space Trilogy). A transition place where people from
different countries, cultures or walk of lives meet, mix and connect. A transition place that also symbolizes, for many people, the moment when their existence changed, leaving momentarily or permanently a reality to fly to a new one.

ANDY WAUMAN questions, with cryptic works on neon, metal or canvas, the complaisance with which some people have abandoned their early dreams, goals or utopias to move into a vegetative state,
into a standardized life. Wauman provokes a reflection on the moment when these persons (us maybe) moved from a combative state into a passive life.

YUICHI SUGAI's mixed media paintings reflect on his post war Japan childhood. The time when, as a child, he was fascinated by the American influence while his parents and his country as a whole
were hanging on traditions and coped with the humiliation of the defeat. With a high sense of nostalgia Sugai analyzes growing up in that Japan and how his generation lived in this transition times.
ANDY WAUMAN: What Do You Permit To Remain?
Date: Nov 23 , 2013 - Jan 24 , 2014
For his second solo exhibition with Art Statements in Hong Kong, Andy Wauman will show new works made of metal, neon and will also project his new video.

Andy Wauman’s works speak about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and love.
In his statements, he often uses images that have been violated, multiplied and copied by commercial media. He recuperates
common metaphors and symbols and gives them back their original romantic touch or even ideological meaning. The poetic
quality is striking.

Within an upcoming movement of new young artists using the language of the social context they grew up in, with the so-called
popular culture and media as basic ingredients, Andy Wauman’s feeling for materials and authentic meaning is a marker.

In a personal statement, Wauman comments on the nature of his artistic personality: “Generally my work has it’s origins in my
conviction that a truly living culture can only arise from social structures and that the only theory a contemporary artist can feed
on is necessarily a social one. I do not recycle existing forms, I try to make new ones based on my own background. Which is
what distinguishes an artist from a marketeer. I try to inject the spontaneous energy from the street into my artistic practice, and
I create my own contribution to the ‘revolution of everyday life’ in the shape of texts and objects.
Therefor, a recurrent element
in my work is my protesting against cynicism and a preference for the sensuality and romantic value of the materials of the
street, the ones the vagabond knows better than the bourgeois. But rather than a political activist, I like to call myself a poetical
terrorist. “

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