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Eric Fok : Oriental Hotel
5 October 2021 - 31 October 2021Free
Touch Gallery is proud to present the latest solo exhibition of Macau artist Eric Fok Hoi Seng, “Oriental Hotel – Eric Fok Solo Exhibition” from 5 to 31 October. Based on his profound cultural knowledge, Eric’s creation combines with tradition and modernity, East and West, and even illusion and reality. On archaised tea-dyed paper, he imitates the brushstrokes of Western nautical charts, and utilises ink and technician pen to finely outline the imaginary exotic place – “Oriental Hotel”.
In the creation of the drawing series “Oriental Hotel” exhibited this time, Eric studied colonial historical documents of Hong Kong and Macau, as well as the Eastern and Western cultures. He traced back to the time of the Age of Discovery, when people were enthusiastic about the exploration of the unknown Eastern world. In his drawings, he also presents Victorian architecture and even today’s high-rise buildings with colourful neon signs, and he drew some giants and mythical figures, wandering in dense spaces, so one can reflect from an outsider’s perspective. In addition, the cultural relics that have witnessed the changes of the times, can lead us to seek the lost historical memories. With the images of interlaced time and space, the viewer can understand the process and changes of urban development under globalisation. From the accumulated cultural meanings of objects and sceneries with different eras, we can experience and participate in history.
Guided by Eric’s drawings that are similar to ancient Western maps, we sincerely invite everyone to a journey of time travel, to explore the ancient and modern worlds in the fantasy space constructed under lively imagination.
ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISERBorn in Macao, he creates his drawings by technical pen. The meticulous brushwork integrates the ancient map with the new constructions. It is a combination of tradition and modernity. His artwork were selected in ”Illustration Exhibition -Bologna Children's Book Fair(2013)”, and awarded “Fundacao Oriente Art Award - Grand Award”, as well as Award of Distinction in “Macao Annual Visual Arts Exhibition” in 2013. He has been participated in exhibitions and art fairs, including "Erik Fok -Paraíso" (Portugal Arte Periférica Gallery); “Acrossing Ancient Map” (Helios Gallery) and “Far East Chronicle” (Karin Weber Gallery).
His artworks are collected by The Orient Museum (Portugal), University of Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, the Macao Government Headquarters and private collectors.
- 5 October 2021
- 31 October 2021
- Event Category:
- Ink & Drawing
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