SimCity No. 56 by Sim Chan

SimCity No. 56 by Sim Chan

Walking through a building forest and open a magic door, you will arrive a vaster place. Red Elation Gallery is delighted to present an Asian emerging artists group exhibition by Sim CHAN, Teppei MIYAKE and TAI Han-Hong, titled “ENVIRON(S): Cityscape”. These three artists represent the different perspectives of young men from different urban centers in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan, respectively.

SimCity No. 50 by Sim CHAN, Oil on canvas, 90 x 140cm, 2013

SimCity No. 50 by Sim CHAN, Oil on canvas, 90 x 140cm, 2013

“ENVIRON(S)” starts from a point and extends in all directions simultaneously; it is a boundary or an infinity of surroundings. “Cityscape” is one of the components in nature. The artists’ works offer an original point of view in relation to architecture, environment and human experiences, and gives the audience an insight into their living space through a rethinking of limits and boundaries.

The “SimCity” series by Sim CHAN delineates a panoramic view of random edifices in an open environment. Unlike his “SimSky” series, the canvas becomes the artist’s window to the outside world, which provides him with a different vision, yet isolation. Teppei Miyake’s creative focus is a rethink of Japanese culture, tourism and the structure of society.

Sundial by Teppei MIYAKE, Oil on Canvas, 52cm x 66cm, 2013

Sundial by Teppei MIYAKE, Oil on Canvas, 52cm x 66cm, 2013

His work “Sundial” involves ideas to solve current environmental issues and also examines values in Japan after the war. TAI Han-Hong explores issues of interaction and boundaries between corresponding situations in his sculpture “Unluxurious house plan #1” – the point, line and surface extend conceptually while they are clarifying the position of the boundary.

Unluxurious house plan #1 by TAI Han-Hong, Wood, acrylic, cashew lacquer, 39 x 33 x 62.5 cm, 2013

Unluxurious house plan #1 by TAI Han-Hong, Wood, acrylic, cashew lacquer, 39 x 33 x 62.5 cm, 2013

Sim CHAN

Born in Hong Kong in 1987, graduated from Hong Kong Art School, Major in Painting. Sim’s work is a tangible expression of the desire to unlock and blur boundaries of forms within the city. Sim set up his studio in Fotan since 2007; He also participated artist-in-residence program in Beijing in 2009. He was selected as one of the nominees for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011, He was awarded “40under40” global creative talent by Perspective Magazine in 2013. Recently, he was commissioned to create a public art installation at the Jockey Club Atrium of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. He participated in various art exhibitions actively since 2007. Sim’s work has been exhibited in different cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Thailand and Melbourne. His works have been collected by private collectors in Hong Kong and abroad. He has continuously joined “Fotan Artist Open Studios” from 2008 to 2013.

Teppei MIYAKE

Teppei MIYAKE was born in 1985 in Kobe, Hyougo, Japan. He studied Japanese painting at Tokyo Art University. He mainly works on paintings with mineral pigments and oil paints. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, such as “Parallel Waves”, Red Elation Gallery, Hong Kong in 2012, and “One mere assumption”, G671gallery, Tokyo in 2011; and several art fairs in Asia, such as “Young Art Taipei 2012”, “Young Art Taipei 2013”, “Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2013”, “Asia Contemporary Art Show 2012” and “Hong Kong Contemporary 2012”. His works have been widely collected by private collectors and corporations.

TAI Han-Hong

TAI Han-Hong was born in Taiwan in 1978. He obtained an M.F.A. from TNNUA, Architecture, Taiwan and was selected for a “2012 Taipei Arts Awards”. TAI is devoted to creating spatial structures with architectural elements: doors, walls and windows, exploring the vague boundaries and valuing the interface between the margins by interactive movements with two endpoints. TAI held his solo exhibition, “Transitions between Dimensions” in Liouying, Taiwan in 2009. His works have been exhibited in Taiwan, Spain and Hungary, and collected by art museums from Taiwan and Australia. He currently lives and works in Taipei.

About Red Elation Gallery

Red Elation Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery based in Hong Kong founded in 2008. We focus on emerging and mid-career artists who use practiced techniques to reveal their personal and social ideas. Our artists are skilled in their chosen mediums and creative in their expression. The artworks are selected for their aesthetic beauty and the value offered to our clients. Group and solo exhibitions are held frequently at our unique gallery space in a quiet neighbourhood in Wanchai.

About the exhibition

Duration: 6 July – 10 August, 2013

Opening: 17:00-19:30, 6 July

Venue: Red Elation Gallery

Opening Hours: 12:00-18:00 (Tue-Sat)

Enquiries Telephone: 852-28937837

Enquiries Email: info@redelation.com

Add: G/F., 5-6 Lung On Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Courtesy of the artists and Red Elation Gallery.

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