Grotto Fine Art kicks off the New Year with a one-woman exhibition of Bouie Choi, an award-winning painter from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The title of the exhibition《康福臺》"Comfort Terrace" borrowed from a real place in Hong Kong, referring to good health and fortune. The relationship between auspicious symbols and words and the local populace fascinated the artist and subsequently gave her inspiration for a new series of works based on such symbolism. Choi feels connected with the fact that many Hong Kong people feel comforting or blessed by simply selecting auspicious names. In addition to paintings, Choi will feature a short length video that centers on the idea of "bringing good fortune". One of the works is called "福到“ will explore , as an artist, how she could comfort and change her "fortune" and "destiny".
About the artist
Bouie Choi was born in Hong Kong in 1987. Choi received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009. She is now an independent artist. Her works have been represented by Grotto at the prestigious ARTHK fair in 2009 and 2010, as well as the HKIAAF in 2010.