Art Projects Gallery proudly presents artist Tang-Wei Hsu’s inaugural solo exhibition in Hong Kong, titled “Observatory”. In his “Observatory” series, Tang-Wei conceives imaginary organisms from an alternate time and dimension. He creates each organism by morphing together different shapes – some recognizable, some alien. By arranging the morphed entities into groupings that seem to abide by a certain set of rules as determined by the artist, the formations begin to resemble coded texts.
To the artist, the act of creating these organisms – born purely out of his own imagination – is a way of actualizing these beings and therefore his thoughts, into the physical world. By having the organisms coexist with the audience in the same and space, they become intertwined in an altered reality that the artist has created for the audience to explore and in turn imagine their own worlds.
Tang-Wei draws his inspiration from anime and architecture and is particularly fascinated by astronomy and the Universe. Tang-Wei’s technique includes emphasizing of outlines and layering flat areas of color to compress space and to create a sense of flatness in his paintings.
About Tang-Wei Hsu
Tang-Wei Hsu (born 1980,Taiwan) currently lives and works in New York and Taipei. He obtained a BA in Architecture from the Shih Chien University and completed his MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Other than painting, he also creates sculptures and public art installations. He was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in year 2009.
About Art Projects Gallery
Art Projects Gallery is a Hong Kong-based art gallery established in March 2010 that specializes in contemporary fine arts. Founded by two architects, Anng Tan and Rayvees Goh, Art Projects Gallery represents established artists as well as emerging artists, with the aim to promote and encourage artistic innovation in content, technique and medium.
About the exhibition
Dates: 3-20 Jul 2014
Venue: Art Projects Gallery
Opening Reception: 3 Jul 2014 Thu 18:30-20:30
Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00
Add: Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Courtesy of the artist and Art Projects Gallery, for further information please visit www.artprojectsasia.com.