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Virginia Lo

Virginia Lo: Shangri-La

7 September - 1 October



Local artist Virginia Lo loves things with historical traces. Through this exhibiton, she intentionally injects a mysterious and whimsical existence into her paintings of virtual and ecological scenes in the Hong Kong Museum of History. Taking the audience on a journey to discover a bizarre and harmonious landscape.

The artist repeatedly scrapes and paints on the canvas with a palette knife and brush. Exploring the clearness and blurriness by stacking and layering of paints. She processes the scene to create a bleak and hazy combination of the unique colour with light and shadow. The works of sensibility lead everyone into her fantasy world and experience unexpected emotions of fun.

History is an eternal dialogue between the past and the present. How did human beings evolve in the entire past experience of our lives? How can we use limited data to reconstruct history as time passes? How should you handle yourself in the “present”? This exhibition presents the interchange and interlacing of the real and the fictional, whether it is the interlaced time and space or the reorganised memory, all of which belong to this land.

We sincerely invite everyone to start a journey of memory and exploration, to roam in this unknown realm of imagination in Touch Gallery this September.


Virginia Lo was born in Hong Kong. She obtained her Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University and the Hong Kong Art School in 2005 and 2002. In 2001, Lo received the membership of Golden Key international Honour Society. She is currently a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School. Painting is the main medium she works with. She explores the relationship and feelings with her living place through landscape painting. The combination of interesting and grotesque little characters injects a mysterious and whimsical existence into the scenery, which makes people feel curious. Lo participated in various exhibitions recently including “We Have The Best Scene Here | A duo- exhibition with Mr. Argus Fong” (Hong Kong Art School 2021), “Hong Kong Art School 20th Anniversary Exhibition, XX” (Pao Gallery 2019), “A Place is Telling Its Story” (Art and Culture Outreach 2017), “Latency” (The Hidden Space 2017) and “Gaze of Sins” (Koo Ming Kown Gallery 2015).


7 September
1 October
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