Romain Jacquet-Lagréze
© Romain Jacquet-Lagréze, Peculiar Proximity, Hong Kong 2021, Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery

Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Blue Lotus Gallery is pleased to share our new upcoming book launch and solo exhibition with Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze: ‘Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock’on 8th September 2022. This is the first photo-book published by Blue Lotus Editions, the newly established publication arm of Blue Lotus Gallery. The book will also be the first in a series of visual stories on Hong Kong as curated by Sarah Greene.

Lion Rock is not just any mountain, it’s Hong Kong’s most famous peak laden with symbolism and meanings that are evolving over time. Inspired by Hokusai’s important woodblock series “36 Views on Mount Fuji” which was created in 1830, Romain set out to capture Hong Kong’s famous peak in a similar yet contemporary fashion, in order to express the many faces of this legendary mountain top. The Lion Rock is featured in each of the photos, some in a far distance obscured by high rise buildings, traffic or bustling markets. In other images, it is more prominent, far removed from the urban jungle, oozing peace and tranquility. Some photos are shot at the break of the day, others during the blue moment at dusk. In short,  “Thirty-six Views of Lion Rock” reads like a letter to the mountain that Hongkongers know and love so well.

Exhibition Dates: 9 September – 9 October 2022
Preview: Thursday 8 September, 4–8 pm
Venue: Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 11am–6pm, closed on public holidays

Related Event:
Live Artist Talk with Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze
Sunday 18 September 2022, 2pm: Meet at the gallery

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