H Queen’s Hong Kong is going to be the latest Art phenomenon in Hong Kong located on 80 Queen’s Road Central. The fabulous project targets a 24 storey tall building dedicated entirely to art, comprising art galleries and public art works. Being a very dynamic city, people feel the need of visual recreation and founders of H Queen’s Hong Kong have found a great solution. The concept offers a great opportunity for young rising artists to expose their creations, so people can always stay in touch with the latest trends. Even though the entire tower at H Queen’s Hong Kong is scheduled for the great opening in 2017, people are invited with 21st March 2016 at the hoarding surrounding the entire site to admire an entire series of artworks elaborated by 10 Hong Kong Artists.
Mainly concentrated on delivering the taste of art for the large public, H Queen’s Hong Kong attracts also renowned artists willing to bring their contribution to such a social event. Due to the infusion which is created between public spaces and public art, everyone is able to leave their message by creating something. Art can now be exposed to a large number of viewers and artists can become famous if their paintings turn into a great success being a central location on Queen’s Road Central. This is the way Art can change a nation by making it more sensitive to shapes, colors and symbols. The concept has a good strategy of delivering artworks in each gallery floor but also a high speed glass elevator which is able to separate crowds in the specified sector. The Hong Kong artist known under the name of Frog King (Kwok Mang Ho) has announced that he is going to build a graffiti wall using his “sandwich font” signature – a combination between English and Chinese that alternates irony with parody. Frog King has exhibited his work in over 3,000 art events worldwide since 1967.
He connects cultures through the thread of levity and joyful expressions. Lam Tung-pang is also one of Hong Kong’s most highly appreciated young artists who expresses his ideas of social context. On the Stanley Street façade, Lam is creating a large site of contemporary work that mixes elements of the old and actual Hong Kong. Peggy Chan contributes to H Queen’s Hong Kong by using a variety of media cyanotype, a photographic process that dates from the 19th century. His work creates richly layered worlds that evoke elements of a past Hong Kong. In her four images at H Queen’s Hong Kong, Chan layers image upon image to create a chaotic tension between people and the city – her own vision of today’s Hong Kong. A young rising star called Ho Sin Tung brings adopts a new style by expressing superb drawing skills, a keen eye, a satirical bent and a wicked sense of humor to construct imaginary narratives of time. Her contribution to the so called event Time & Scale at H Queen’s Hong Kong is represented also by film posters imagining a cinematic world in which the unreal can be every bit as real. The film posters (Andrew Khur Reprospective, The Bad Wombat, The Wrong Person) are funny examples of traditional film posters that used to be posted in the theatres or streets of cities across the world. Bosco Law Ka Nam makes detailed drawings for H Queen’s Hong Kong that combine elements of the natural world and the imaginary, connecting the place in the sub-consciousness.
His 40 multi sized works for HQ are expanded and enlarged from his smaller work of 2015 titled Frameworks and Contents (circular). Tony Ng Kwun Lun has a more poetic approach of the everyday detritus of Hong Kong life. His main inspiration is the concrete waste used in the various land reclamation projects that slowly increase the land area available in Hong Kong. His H Queen’s Hong Kong photos are fusing the modern industrial process with tradition to create a sense of beauty similar to that found in Chinese ink paintings. For over 30 years, Esther Poon has been constantly developing her knitting and crochet skills and in recent years, her art has been appearing in various public places in Hong Kong. Her “Yarn Bombing” work refers to wrapping trees, balustrades, handrails or fire hydrants elements that seem to be alive after her touch. The entire H Queen’s Hong Kong Time & Scale art programme is also going to be promoted in Instagram under the account @HQ_HK containing hashtags such as #HQueens.