香港的城市風景，在近10年變化迅速，於深水埗這個舊區，仍存留的每棟建築，都包含了香港的殖民地歷史和獨特風格。建築物築成保護居民的一層皮膚，組成了城市的脈絡，把遊走於不斷變化的香港市容中，各個不安定的個體和皮革布及成衣業者連接起來。本地藝術家Alison Hui在她的展覽「城市脈搏 – 深水埗」中，記錄了建築與地區的關係。
Sham Shui Po is one of the old districts in Hong Kong, where the invasion of urbanization started to modify the cityscape in the past 10 years. Each building contains its history and style, forming the city vein lines connecting the dynamic individuals and the long running textile industry in the ever changing Hong Kong’s cityscapes. Local artist Alison Ho depicts the vibrant history and architecture found in Sham Shui Po in her exhibition, “City Vein Lines – Sham Shui Po”.
這是Alison 在參與萊比錫Pilotenkueche藝術家駐場計劃期間，受啟發的一個系列的延伸作品。透過於深水埗的城市觀察， 創作了這組作品，利用簡約的構圖，顏色和拼布，去表現對深水埗城市脈絡的另一種想像，並跟展覽場地的唐樓空間作對話。
This series is the extension of those artworks she created in Leipzig, during her stay for Pilotenkueche Artist Residency. She spent time wandering around Sham Shui Po for city observation, and created this series of artworks to form a dialogue with the Tong Lau Structure of Colour Brown Cafe, where the artworks are displayed. Alison depicts the unique structures of tong laus in the area with an illustrative, minimalistic style with pastel highlights. Making use of colour, lines and cloth collage, she expresses her imagination of Sham Shui Po’s Cityscape.
The Black Giant City
Acrylic marker on canvas
Hong Kong, 2020
The White Giant City
Acrylic markers, textile collage on canvas
Hong Kong, 2020
Alison Hui 是生於香港的當代畫家,城市速寫人和塗鴉人，她用生動的色彩在紙上呈現一種城市想像。她熱衷於探索世界各地不同城市中，有趣的細節、建築及文化，利用線條，水彩，麥克筆來記錄和表達她對城市景觀的詮釋。顏色和細節的運用都隱藏了不同的符號，以向觀眾傳達深層的信息。她著有兩本插畫書籍：《擁抱不確定》（2016）和《香港尋味》（2019）。
Alison Hui is a Hong-Kong based contemporary artist, urban sketcher and doodler, who renders her city-inspired observation in vivid and delightful details with vibrant colours on paper. Alison is a city observer, she uses lines, watercolour, markers to record and express her interpretation of city landscape in her artworks. A hidden message is planted among lines and colours to create the mysterious message to the audience. She is also an author of 2 illustration books: Embrace the Uncertainties (2016) & Explore Hong Kong Taste (2019).
City Vein Lines – Sham Shui Po
城市脈搏 – 深水埗
Date: 2020.09.05 – 10.23
Time: Monday – Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
Venue: Colour Brown x PHVLO HATCH
G/F, 13 Wong Chuk Street, Sham Shui Po
Photos courtesy to the artist