There seems to be a subtle tension between mother nature and the city, after having lived in a city for a certain period, we tend to return to the embrace of mother nature. Those who spent their childhood living in rural areas, however, are eager to explore the advancement and glamour of big cities. These two diverse environments seemingly represents two different values, but if they are presented as artistic objects, they might not be as contradictory as we thought, instead, they compliment each other.
Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to present Synchronicity, our second solo exhibition for landscape photographer Stephen King. Featuring King’s recent photographs in Hong Kong alongside his award-winning landscape images, this highly curated exhibition explores the synchronicity between King’s natural and urban landscapes. Through juxtaposing contrasting scenes, one realises the subtle commonalities found in King’s compositions
such as shapes and use of light. The show examines the harmonious relationship between city and nature and the theme that humanity and nature are inextricably linked.
Though based in Hong Kong, Stephen King frequently travels the world to capture images that evoke a landscape’s simultaneous capacity for drama and serenity. King’s photography is often described as possessing a painterly quality — a style he cultivates through his sedulous use of light, colour, and composition.
藝倡畫廊自 2015 年開始代理金氏的作品:2015 首次展出「非/自然:金昌民۰鄧銘安攝影作品」雙人展，2018 年為金氏舉行首次個展「大自然的節奏」,並於 2016 年和 2017 年的香港巴塞爾藝術展以及 2020 年台北當代藝術博覽會展出他的作品。金氏亦經常參展於香港的典亞藝博/水墨藝博,並曾展出於加州、紐約、倫敦和巴黎。他的大型攝影作品深受世界各地的私人和企業收藏的歡迎,作品曾在香港多個公共空間展出,包括香港最受歡迎的三星級米芝蓮餐廳 Otto e Mezzo.
The gallery has been representing King since 2015: coordinating his first show in Hong Kong, a joint exhibition Un/Natural: Photographs by Stephen King and Ming Thein in 2015; organising his first solo exhibition Rhythms in Nature in 2018; and showcasing his work at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 & 2017, and Taipei Dangdai in 2020. King also exhibits his work regularly at Fine Art Asia/Ink Asia through Boogie Woogie. Photography and his work has been shown in California, New York, London and Paris. His large scale prints have proved popular with private and corporate collectors around the world and his images have been featured in public spaces around Hong Kong including at “Otto e Mezzo”, Hong Kong’s popular three-star Michelin restaurant.
King’s photos have won awards and distinctions at many of the world’s most popular photo competitions. Additionally, his work has been featured in numerous prestigious art and photography publications including National Geographic, Asia Art News, Zoom Magazine and Art Investment Magazine. King regularly supports charity auctions by donating his work to raise funds for worthy causes.
Synchronicity|Award Winning Landscape Photography by Stephen King. 天人之際|金昌民得獎風景攝影作品展
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