THE WEATHER FORECAST – Art exhibition – 14 – 21 June – Private view – 17th June Friday 5:30 to 8pm.
The Weather Forecast – 14- 21 June – Private view : 17th June Friday 5:30 to 8pm.
An Exhibition by Five Visual Artists from Hong Kong
The Weather Forecast is an exhibition on painting and photography by five artists from Hong Kong: Livia Garcia, Stephanie Sin, Rachel Ip Hiu Yin, Damon Tong and Timothy Zauhou.
Like the constantly evolving weather, the themes explored by each artist – and the diverse ways that each presents their ideas – also reflect the changes that are occurring in the current unpredictable climate of the modern world.
The paintings by Livia Garcia are inspired by her experiences at IKLECTIK Art Lab, where projections are often seen blended and integrated with the architecture and objects in the space, blurring the lines of the real and unreal.
Rachel Ip Hiu Yin’s photography explores the possibility of images taken with her smart phone in a world where camera-in-phone has replaced the traditional cameras for most people.
Stephanie Sin paints from images that were found on the internet and which have subsequently been altered using computer applications. With manipulated colours, the subject matter of these collected images are instantly imbued with a distinct oddness.
Damon Tong creates works using contemporary materials and, at the same time, challenges the notion of painting on the scale of mechanical repetition and emotional expression.
Timothy Zauhou uses the traditional media of oil painting to address contemporary issues, questioning our social norms towards sexual freedom and equality.
Livia Garcia is a civil engineer and a visual artist. She received her BA(Fine Art) which was jointly presented by the University of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and the Hong Kong Art School in 2008. In the same year, she was granted a scholarship by the Hong Kong Arts Council and the University of Leeds to undertake her MA(Fine Art) in the UK. She obtained her qualification in BE(Civil) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand prior to her art training. Her practice incorporates a wide range of media including installation, drawings and paintings where she often transforms quotidian objects. www.liviagarcia.com
Rachel IP Hiu Yin is a visual artist, independent curator and art educator. She graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a BA(Fine Art) degree majoring in photography. She also obtained her Master of Fine Art with RMIT and Master of Cultural Studies from Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Rachel’s photographic work, which explore her relationship with the world, were exhibited at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, The11th Pingyao International Photography Festival, Fine Art Asia 2011 and various galleries, and are in private collections. She is currently a lecturer in Creative Art at the Open University of Hong Kong.
Stephanie Sin received her BA(Fine Art) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School) in 2008 and her Master of Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. As a painter, Stephanie takes images from the internet, which influence from voids in living environments draws from fragmentations of individuals to collective routines and insinuates the paradox of life in her works. In 2009, she founded Rental United with two artists and serve as a cluster for collaborative experimentations, which focuses on happenings and performances.
Born in Hong Kong in 1979, Damon Tong received his BA(Fine Art) from the University of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School) in 2008 and his Master of Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. He is also a member of Rental United, an artist trio established in 2009, which is known for their performances. Damon’s practice mainly revolves around clichés from his personal sphere. His ongoing series of work involves the use of small stickers to form large Chinese characters and English words, where the materials have become his painting brushstrokes.
Timothy Zauhou received his BA (Fine Art) from RMIT University, co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School in 2008 and MA in Visual Culture Studies from the Chinese University in Hong Kong in 2010. He is also part of Rental United, an artist trio established in 2009, known for their participatory practices. In 2016, he set up his studio in London and continues to travel between Hong Kong and London. Timothy’s work, mainly in the form of painting and drawing, often explore themes on sexual freedom and equality.