The Cat Street Gallery is extremely proud to present 'Fragment', the first solo show in Hong Kong by Australian light artist, Jason Sims.
Sims captivates audiences with his mesmerizing light boxes and installations, enticing the observer to travel ever deeper into his expansive portals of perspective.
Sims' practice embodies a fresh perspective on light-based, multi-media artworks, using bold colorful lighting and hidden geometric shapes to create playful optical illusions. On the outside his creations have clear boxed-in boundaries, on the inside the infinite spaces extend beyond physical capability. Existential theory is a driving force behind the artist's concept, as he mines the illusion of depth to draw out self-reflectiion in the viewer. His objects are slick and ponderous; edgy and mystical.
Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2006. He has since had two solo shows and exhibited in several group exhibitions, including the 2007 Helpmann Academy Graduate Show where he won the People’s Choice Award, and SafARI, an unofficial fringe event to the Sydney Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2010, held at Firstdraft. In 2009 Jason was a finalist in both the SALA Festival SALife Young Artist Award and the Rip It Up Emerging Artist Award. In 2010 ArtBank added three of his pieces to their collection and he was recently short-listed in the 2011 Tom Malone Prize.