Vision of a Civilization © Chi Wing Lo, Courtesy Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery

Vision of a Civilization © Chi Wing Lo, Courtesy Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery

Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery is pleased to present Vision of a Civilization, Chi Wing Lo’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, featuring his wooden and bronze sculptures and a series of drawings. The exhibition will be on view until February 8th, 2013.

Chi Wing Lo reveals his hope and dream through a growing series of sculptures which he has conceived twenty years ago. Belonging perhaps simultaneously to the past, present and future, his imaginary objects are traces of evidences from a civilization he has envisioned.

These drawings from his first solo exhibition, Landscapes and Objects, Stuttgart 1992, continue to be a significant reference for his creative work as an architect and designer. After twenty years, he returned faithfully to these drawings, adhered to their spirit and form, and realized them afresh as sculptures. From drawing to sculpture, from an imaginary object on a white piece of paper to an object in space, Lo wants to heighten the poetic tension between known and unknown, real and imaginary, familiar and enigmatic. This exactitude of ambivalence, Lo believes, will help his work to cut through the drifting current of time, and invite us to ponder on the true essence of poetry.

The balance of the opposites, the transcendence of the impossibilities, the clarity of reverberation, the vigor of critical thoughts… Lo densely weaves all these together to form a civilization which he has always been longing for. Lo is also like a keen observer and a patient investigator, who records the discoveries of a lost but found civilization levitated between reality and dream, and inspires us to explore the treasure from an imaginative realm.

About the exhibition

Venue: Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery

Address: G/F, 20 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday, Closed on Sundays and Public Holiday

Tel: +852 2580 0058

Fax: +852 2518 8774

Courtesy of the artist and Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, for further information please visit www.kwaifunghin.com.

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