Yi Kai, Wu Shaoxiang
Sep 22 – Dec 15
Under the influence of globalization, Chinese diaspora artists look nostalgically back upon their homeland, infusing their artworks with emotions and philosophies related to their multi-cultural experiences. Yi Kai and Wu Shaoxiang both endured the Cultural Revolution as young men and moved abroad in 1989 to develop their artistic careers. In his abstract, often chaotic landscapes Chinese-American artist Yi Kai expresses his examination of East-West interaction as well as the relationship between individuals and crowds, and civilization with technology. Meanwhile, Chinese-Austrian sculptor Wu Shaoxiang uses forms and symbols to convey social messages through forms imbued with humour and social commentary, particularly on the trend toward mass consumerism. Both of these artists are grappling to synthesize the more rustic, provincial China of their youth with the industrialized and globalized world in which they live now, and correlate it to the astounding transformations of commercialization and innovation that inspire the current generation’s “Chinese Dream” of advancement and prosperity.
Alisan Fine Arts was founded in 1981. Over the years it has organised more than 100 exhibitions for Chinese artists living around the world. Through these exhibitions and other events, Alisan has brought to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia established international Chinese Artists including Zao Wouki, Chu Teh Chun, Gao Xingjian, Chao Chung Hsiang, John Way and Fay Ming, Walasse Ting and Hsiao Chin.
Chu Teh Chun
Lui Shou Kwan