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Peony Yip | Transformation

 

Artist's Statement
The series portrays the inevitability of change. Humanity’s idea of death is simply another part of the process that we call life. Death is no more to be feared than Birth, Love or Growth. Although the fear of Death has been at the root of all of our great discoveries and accomplishments, what is sometimes forgotten is that discovery itself is not as important as what is done with what is discovered. Through discoveries I believe we humans have taken greatly from what belongs to the Earth and I would love to live a world where we can be rebirthed back into nature itself.

 

Art Projects Gallery is delighted to present Hong Kong artist Peony Yip’s debut solo exhibition titled “Transformation”.

Peony is inspired by the notion of continuous change - fascinated not only by the end result of metamorphosis but also in the process of the transformation. In this solo exhibition, she explores the relationship between humans and nature and puts forward her vision of the transformation from former to the latter.

Imagining a world where human goes through an evolutionary process to finally become a part of nature, Peony’s “Transformation” series portray the different stages of a girl’s transformation back to nature as a butterfly, symbolic of people being reborn and at one with nature again.

In the “Transformation Zodiac” series, Peony portrays insects (as a representation of nature) transformed into the twelve Zodiac beings, all fully evolved with their ubiquitous physical attributes and characteristics.

Peony Yip was born in Jamaica in 1990 where she lived for 14 years before moving back to Hong Kong in 2005. She graduated from the Hong Kong Design Institute with a Higher Diploma in Graphic Information Design in 2010 and has participated in various group exhibitions since 2012 before her current debut solo exhibition at Art Projects Gallery.

 

藝術家自述
這一系列作品描繪变化必然性。人類對死亡的概念必然反映著人生的另一個过程,我們稱之為生命。死亡未必比出生、愛或成長來的可怕。雖然死亡的恐懼一直是我們偉大發現和成就的根源,然而常常被人們所忽略的是發現事後,人們是怎麼處理此發現的。我相信人們在發現的過程中,正大大的剝削著屬於地球的資源;因此,我希望可以生活在一個能讓我重生,回歸大自然本身的世界裏。

 

藝途畫廊呈獻香港藝術家葉莎沙的首度個展《變.化》。

葉莎沙從大自然的不斷變化獲得啟發--不僅對變化的最終形態所著迷,也對變化的過程所吸引。在這次個展,她試圖探索人類與大自然之間的關係,展示她對人類變化為自然的想像。

幻想一個世界,由人類通過進化過程,最終成為大自然的一部分,莎沙的《變.化》系列作品描繪了一個少女變形成為蝴蝶回歸大自然的不同階段,有如人類重生的象徵,與大自然融為一體。

在《變.化--星座》系列作品中,莎沙試圖描繪昆蟲(作為大自然的象徵)轉化成十二星座,充分體現昆蟲的外在特徵和個性,完美進化成十二星座的化身。

葉莎沙於1990年出生於牙買加,於當地生活了14年,直至2005年返回香港定居。於2010年畢業於香港知專設計學院獲得視覺咨詢設計高級文憑,並在此次藝途畫廊個展之前,自2012年以來參加過各個連展。


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