Painting On and On: 1. The Repository of Coherent Babbles
Painting On and On presents a series of exhibitions proposing various discourses on painting in Hong Kong today. The first instalment of this project will feature works by more than thirty local painters, ranging from early practitioners of the 1970s to a selection of emerging artists. Born out of a desire to stimulate interest, the thematic exhibitions, seminars, workshops and a publication are documentations of the artists' collaboration, commonalities and mutual influences.
The first exhibition in the programme, "The Repository of Coherent Babbles" includes works by Sushan CHAN, HO Sin Tung, Cassian LAU, Joey LEUNG, Vivian POON, Wilson SHIEH and TSE Yim On. The use of figuration and narrative has had a long tradition in painting. With the movement gaining momentum since the late 1990s in Hong Kong, artists employ the quotidian to question the descriptive and representational limitations of the medium. The painters in this exhibition combine inspirations from Chinese and Western figuration, mythology, fables, surrealism, comics, animation, film and literature into visual narrations of contemporary realities.
Painting On and On is an artist-run project initiated by a group of Hong Kong painters in the Spring of 2011. This exhibition series is supported by Gallery EXIT @SOUTHSITE.