Art Central Hong Kong 2022. JPS Gallery

May 25 - 29, 2022 Booth B1 and P4, Halls 3FG

Art Central Hong Kong 2022. JPS Gallery

May 25 - 29, 2022 Booth B1 and P4, Halls 3FG

JPS Gallery is participating in this year’s edition of Art Central in Hong Kong opening on Wednesday 25th May.

In the Chung Dim section (Booth B1) we will feature recent works by (in alphabetical order), Adam Linn (US), Antonio J. Ainscough (US), Arisa Nakahara (JP), b.wing (HK), Dan Oliver (US), Edu Carrillo (Spain), Elaine Chiu (HK), Jackie Lam a.k.a. 009 (HK), Krzysztof Strzelecki (Poland), Maxwell McMaster (US), Muu Nanahoshi (JP), Okokume (Spain), Paul Hunter Speagle (US) and Wilson Shieh (HK). By bringing together a group of local and international artists we are thrilled to offer an intimate representation of identity using abstraction and figuration. At Yi Tai Sculpture and Installation Projects Sector (Booth P4) curated by Qu Chang we will present an installation
The Magical Hoop by Afa Annfa. Additionally, Hong Kong Art Gallery Association will also be showcasing works by artists Elaine Chiu and Jackie Lam a.k.a. 009 in their annual fundraising exhibition (Booth A28).

About The Magical Hoop by Afa Annfa (Booth P4)

Featured as one of the six large scale projects at Yi Tai, a key highlight of The Magical Hoop creates an imaginary scene where the continuous waiting at the laundromat vibrates with Hong Kong emigrants’ sense of longing and fatigue in a foreign land. The installation is a magical porthole that connects the street-front laundromat in Hong Kong to a living room in Britain. Under the pressure of high housing prices and unsettling social transformation, both the laundromat and the emigrant’s home embody Hongkongers’ longing for glimmers of hope and one day returning home. Within the spatial installation, the artist also presents a series of surreal drawings in which a group of young girls travel across different time-spaces through mysterious circular portals, searching for the hope of a new beginning.

Special Events

Artists’ and Curator’s Talk: Yi Tai Project & Installation Projects
Thursday, May 26 2022, 4pm
2022 Curatorial Director Qu Chang in discussion with Afa Annfa and artists featured in Yi Tai
Project & Installation Projects.

Gok Dou LIVE: Practices of Cultural Identity by Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Friday, May 27 2022, 12 – 1pm
From installation to exhibition, how do gallery artists tap into Hong Kong’s cultural identity? Back dropped by a hyper-dense population, urban and natural sprawl Angela Yuen, Elaine Chiu and Mark Chung create installation, painting and digital works that peel back an ever-changing landscape. They will take the visitors through their individual practices and mediums affected by the metropolis that is Hong Kong.

About JPS GALLERY

Established in Hong Kong (2014) and in Tokyo (2018), JPS Gallery is an independent contemporary art gallery presenting works of emerging and established artists from around the world.

The gallery was founded with a passionate spirit that dedicates to the new digital age and the exploration of fine art and pop culture. We aim to create an innovative environment for a new generation of artists and collectors, fostering a creative space for all. We focus on fun and playful works of the era that span across different medium and disciplines, showcasing a discerning selection of works that embody the aesthetics of today.

We are committed to supporting the culture and art scene both in Hong Kong and Japan, creating a vibrant local art community. The gallery regularly presents works of emerging artists in our gallery spaces in Hong Kong and Tokyo as well as international art fairs, giving them a platform to gain global exposure and supporting young artists to launch their careers. JPS has also been an active contributor to society and the local art scene by sponsoring various charity events and auctions.

Adam Linn. Collector, 2022. Colour pencil and pastel on paper mounted panel. 91.4 by 61 cm.
Adam Linn. Collector, 2022. Colour pencil and pastel on paper mounted panel. 91.4 by 61 cm.

Participating Artists

Adam Linn

b. 1995, United States
Adam Linn’s drawings depict flamboyant contortions of an anthropomorphic world that probes how seductions can operate in the grotesque and how this relationship mirrors queer self-discovery and intimacy.

Afa Annfa

b. 1983, Hong Kong
Afa Annfa is one of the emerging stars in the local art scene. Her works probe the complexities of human emotions and our connection with one another, capturing tensions between the human psyche and worldly materials.

Antonio J. Ainscough

b. 1997, United States
Antonio J. Ainscough creates cartoonesque figures which he uses as subjects to explore the highs, the lows, and in-betweens that life throws at us. Through narratives, each work explores the possibilities and potential of characters that emulate feelings familiar to us all.

Arisa Nakahara

b.1984, Okinawa, Japan
Arisa Nakahara filters traditional Japanese ink wash painting techniques through a contemporar y cosmopolitan woman sensibility, creating imageries that build from the foundation of traditional Japanese paintings and shed them in the light of the present.

b.wing

b. 1972, Hong Kong
b.wing is best known for her signature character A-boy. Her works are wistfully meditative, embracing the complexity of our inner psyche with her sentiments and sensitive narratives.

Dan Oliver

b. United States
Working with his distinctive abstract painting style, Dan Oliver creates a fantasy world that offers surrealistic commentaries of the world with a rural romanticism undertone.

Edu Carrillo

b. 1995, Santander, Spain
Through primitive gestures and vivid colour palettes, the sense of energy that Edu Carrillo’s works instil in the viewer encourages them to experience the fluidity of forms and flee from the premeditated.

Elaine Chiu

b. 1996, Hong Kong
Elaine Chiu explores urban environments’ space, memory, and community identity. Her work communicates cityscapes’ transient and fragile nature and identity displacement under rapid urban redevelopment.

Jackie Lam a.k.a. 009

b. 1979, Hong Kong
009 engages in the dialogue between reality and fantasy in a distinct international style, exploring philosophy and psychology topics while making frequent references to specific environments and locations.

Krzysztof Strzelecki

b. 1993, ?widnica, Poland
Krzysztof Strzelecki’s influences encompass Christian iconography and ancient mythology. He explores the relationship between man and the environment, highlighting the greatness of the human form’s fragility.

Maxwell McMaster

b. Sacramento, California
Maxwell McMaster synthesises the atmosphere of Los Angeles sunset with his minimalistic canvases. His works often feature a pastel palette and simplified shapes, capturing the Californian golden hour in a dreamy tranquillity.

Muu Nanahoshi

b. 1979, Tokyo, Japan
Muu Nanahoshi’s vibrant colour palette, three-dimensional technique and signature dreamy motifs Strawberry Goldfish, Daifukumochis, the Moon and the Ocean bring a unique angle to exploring dreams and realities.

Okokume

b. 1985, Barcelona, Spain
Okokume gleeful and colourful works transport the audience into the universe of Cosmic Girl and her companions, preaching the positive messages they believe in. Her cheerful and positive works are met with much popularity, making her one of the fastest growing contemporary artists.

Paul Hunter Speagle

b. 1982, United States
Taking inspiration from life, love and religion, Paul Hunter Speagle creates expressive and colourful works that reflect his passions and beliefs. Working across paintings, sculptures and public installations, Speagle is a versatile artist who explores the world through his
works.

Wilson Shieh

b. 1970, Hong Kong
Best known for his figurative paintings, Wilson Shieh uses traditional brushwork techniques to depict themes and narratives derived from the popular culture of East Asia and his immediate environment in Hong Kong.

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