黃進曦畫筆下的麥理浩徑 | STEPHEN WONG CHUN HEI’S MACLEHOSE TRAIL

香港邦瀚斯將於3月10至31日呈獻「黃進曦︰麥理浩徑」網上展售會,展出香港藝術家黃進曦最新創作之逾四十件壓克力畫作及紙上作品。此一新系列以香港首條長途遠足徑——麥理浩徑為主題。

From 10 to 31 March, Bonhams Hong Kong presents Stephen Wong Chun Hei: MacLehose Trail, an online selling exhibition of a new landscape series by the critically-acclaimed Hong Kong artist. The exhibition showcases more than 40 works including acrylic paintings and works on paper, depicting the picturesque scenery of the city’s landmark long-distance hiking trail.

Why it matters:
麥理浩徑全長約100公里,分為十段,作品以「一畫一段」方式紀錄藝術家途上旅程,也是其首次系列性描述整道麥理浩徑風光。藝術家先以寫生稿現場創作,再憑記憶想像填補空白,重新建構自身遊歷過的山徑風光。記憶的不準確性,卻正是藝術家自身最個人的反映。

The works are the first time Stephen Wong has chronicled his journeys along the MacLehose Trail as a standalone series, having dedicated ten canvases to each of the route’s ten sections. An avid hiker, Wong sketched the sights en route and subsequently re-envisioned them on canvas. The volatility of memory constitutes the most personal manifestation of the artist’s unique expression.

3 Highlights:

  • 展售會以網上形式舉行,少部分精選作品於3月10日起上載至邦瀚斯官網展出,而其他作品則會透過社交媒體以「藝術家網絡登山團」逐一呈現。
  • 藝術家將帶領觀眾以現場直播作品畫面形式,模擬整個登山過程。
  • 展覽開始後,將每天定時直播畫中麥理浩徑之不同細節,與觀眾從起點走到終點,直至3月31日結束。觀者可適時加入,參與其中,令這次展覽成為一次獨特藝術體驗。
  • The exhibition, which will be held entirely on the digital space, will showcase a small selection of works on Bonhams.com starting 10 March.
  • From there, the rest of the series will be unveiled one by one via social media, as the artist takes on a ‘digital hike’, livestreaming details of each work from the section one to ten of the Trail.
  • As the audience tunes in each day at specific times, they will follow the artist’s latest hiking progress until the show ends on 31 March, turning this interactive exhibition into a unique experience.

Background – Stephen Wong Chun Hei:
黃氏2008年畢業於香港中文大學藝術系,以現實的山林景致作為創作素材,作品生動地繪畫出城市與郊野風光。畫中常有蜿蜒的山徑交錯在山丘之間,偶爾亦見人物穿梭在其中。黃氏近年專注香港郊野寫生,加入想像,描繪人和自然之間的角力和共存,曾於本地舉辦過多次個展,包括去年《斗室物遊》、《斗室島聚》、《孤高的旅程》三場,以及2019年與畫家楊學德舉行之雙人聯展《城外》等。

Hong Kong-based Stephen Wong Chun Hei graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. Natural landscape is the key theme in Wong’s paintings, as he combines intuitive imagination and visual experience from his long hiking trips to create a mysterious sense of being familiar yet out of place. His works prompt viewers to ponder the harmony and conflict between human and nature. His recent solo exhibitions include Indoor Travelling with Objects (2021), Indoor Hundred Islands (2021), and A Grand Tour in Google Earth (2021), as well as the duo show Beside the City in 2019 with artist Yeung Hok Tak.

Final Tips:
疫情令香港不少活動取消,但展覽以更觀念化的形式於網絡展示,並配合社交媒體,讓大家可以通過進曦的新作,思考有關人與空間的永恆問題。

The pandemic has inspired to present the show in an online and conceptualised manner, with a heavy focus on the social media. Via Stephen’s works, we’re all invited to re-understand the enduring philosophical theme: the relationship between human and nature.”

黃進曦︰麥理浩徑
Stephen Wong Chun Hei: MacLehose Trail
Date:

2022.3.10 – 3.31

Venue:
http://www.bonhams.com

Courtesy to Bonhams and the Artist

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