Exhibition period: 8 – 30 December 2018, 10am- 7pm
Opening Reception: 7 December 2018, 7:00pm
Venue: 1/F Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, HKBU, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Life reveals its “beauty” in the dark.
Plants require natural photosynthesis for their existence. In the 21st century, new methods of artificial photosynthesis can be carried out in a dark environment. Such use of renewable energy to imitate natural processes contributes to the future development in agriculture and in the improvement of the environment; it may bring about new hopes for human migration to other planets and even the birth of new beliefs.
The exhibition features two series of works by the artist, including “An Era of Half-Humanity” and “Space Farming”.
“An Era of Half-Humanity” series explores the various problems that the industry of the 21st century brings to the country – environment, consumption, beliefs and social contradictions.
The “Space Farming” series focuses on the relationship between life and the universe, as a result, it reflects the relationship between human technology and nature; and the influence of master narrative, power and self-growth. The concept of the work is to borrow from the first Zinnia (2016 NASA space planting experiment) in full bloom in space, adding his own imagination, a metaphor for the local society and the future world.
About the Artist
Contemporary artist Yiu Chi Leung conducts his creative artwork in Hong Kong. In 2018, He graduated in Master degree of Visual Arts, major in studio & media arts at Baptist University. In the same year, he received the Best Artwork Progress Award from the school. In 2015, he graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art, major in paintings. Yiu Chi Leung’s talent is well recognized through Mr. Jerry Kwan Memorial scholarship. In 2016, Yiu Chi Leung became a Top Ten Young Talent in Hong Kong. His work, created based on a spectrum of media such as paintings, drawings, installation, photography, and mixed media, have been collected and displayed in various exhibitions around the world.
Yiu Chi Leung’s art is created mostly through drawings, installation, photography and mixed media. His creative work highlights the controversy surrounding the purpose of our living today, as well as the impact of technology on the wider society, the living culture and the environment. It also reveals the sarcasm, coldness, and emptiness in our society today. Through ground research and personal life events, his artwork expresses a realistic vision of the world reflected under a mind of self-consciousness and freedom. It also exhibits his hope for the future.