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The gallery is proud to present “CRASH! BAM! POW!”. Coming in March 2016
For the month of August, Floral Artisan Kirk Cheng will be conducting flower arrangment classes at Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun to ride out the tail end of his “Circle of Life” exhibition. He will enlighten us on the artistic ways to combine different material and develop professional habits of arrangement methods, wiring, and assembling techniques.
3:00pm to 5:00pm (EVERY SATURDAY / AUGUST 2015)
Technical step-by-step bouquet arranging class perfect for the summer with different theme each week. You will leave with your own creation to light up any room, a wonderful experience and conversation starter, or a beautiful gift for a special someone. (1,200HKD – Class fee + materials – free flow rose/ 1,000HKD without drink option)
Limited to 8 per class
To book the class please indicate Aug 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th
Call Reservation: 97131947
Vices frequently develop into social norms throughout the tiers of sub-cultures despite often being considered the faults, immoral and sinful actions in the associated society. Hong Kong is a reservoir of behaviours that combine actions and social normalities from all over the world – and charmingly a city full of Vices. The boisterous pleasures of Hong Kong indulge its people and visitors to fall in love with its combination of Virtues, Vices and all that is in between. Junk boat parties, roof top bars, luxury living, Happy Valley, Lan Kwai Fong and its Wanchai counterpart, the summer in Hong Kong is the pinnacle of the word amusement.
Aaron Kai’s work touches upon these subjects but in an art form that highlights the fun and divergence that some Vices can bring to elevate cultures. His iconic illustrations and style playing with bold colours is portrayed throughout the exhibition incorporating comic culture and his signatures waves.
Above Second Gallery is excited about Aaron Kai’s return after making his debut trip to Hong Kong during Art Basel 2015. During his time here, Aaron hosted a pop-up exhibition as part of his world tour as well as painting two murals, HK Walls in Stanley and the Vaford Gates in Chai Wan as part of Chai Wan Mei.
Hailing from the small town of Hilo, Hawaii, post pop artist Aaron Kai’s waves can be seen worldwide. Grooming his art through inspiration from his natural surroundings since adolescence, he took his talents to San Francisco and is making his marks with notable projects such as Hurley’s Anti-Canvas campaign in 2013. With his affinity to street wear, Aaron Kai has worked with street wear staples, The Hundreds and Official, on separate capsule collection’s that are already produced or in the works. Notable achievements and accomplishments under his belt include covering Be-Street magazine, a Parisian street wear trade show that features the likes of many recognizable brands and personalities and being invited to paint at Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015. Staying true to his roots, Aaron Kai collaborates frequently with Oahu based restaurant Fresh Cafe, on the curation of the design and the artistic lay out of the store. Aaron Kai remains a stead fast listener of hip-hop music. Having a vast knowledge of old school and new school artists, Aaron Kai prides himself in being able to use his talents to swoon the eye of many major players in today’s music industry. Most recently, Aaron Kai designed the official tour shirt for hip-hop sensation G-Eazy.
Aaron Kai’s art work is more than just waves and bold outlines. The waves have brought him abroad to Paris and even to 6 countries in Asia via the Aaron Kai World Tour in collaboration with Official. The future is promising for the 25-year old. Keep up with his day-to-day operations via his social media outlets. Aaron Kai can be found on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter @aaronkkai. For all other works, please visit aaronkai.com.
Above Second is proud to present
a Live Mural Painting and Exhibition Event:
“Beautiful Misery” by Aaron Kai
A Mural Initiative by The Vaford Gates
Presented by Above Second Gallery in pariticpation with Chai Wan Mei
Event Date & Time:
March 14th, 4-9pm
Paramount Building, No.12 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
In collaboration with Chai Wan Mei, Above Second is proud to present the live painting of the fourth mural at The Vaford Gates with emerging Hawaiian post-pop artist and illustrator, Aaron Kai – most notably known for his signature wave illustrations. Inspired by the legendary Houston Bowery Wall in New York, The Vaford Gates is the largest public mural of its kind in Hong Kong. They feature an ever-changing façade painted by emerging and established artists from all over the world, including renowned UK graffiti artist INSA, and Cyrcle, the dynamic street duo from USA. Please join us for this mural initiative and event that strives to bring art and beauty to the public, and act as a catalyst for artistic dialogue and inspiration among the local creative community.
About Aaron - www.aaronkai.com
Hailing from Hilo, Hawaii, 25-year-old post-pop artist Aaron Kai’s waves can be seen worldwide. Grooming his art through inspiration from his natural surroundings since adolescence, he took his talents over to San Francisco and is making his mark with notable projects such as Hurley’s Anti-Canvas campaign, and most recently, splashing his signature waves at The Hundreds HQ in Los Angeles. He’s also gained significant recognition in the world of music—most notably, HBK Gang affiliate Kool John, who’s debut album $hmop City was designed by none other than Aaron. Aside from constructing one of a kind pieces, Aaron is also a co-founder of lifestyle brand Lemon HI—an expression of art through the medium of streetwear. Sky is the limit for the Hawaii native. “Life is what you make of it, when life gives you lemons, it’s your choice what to make of it. I chose to express myself through art!” He plans to continue on riding this wave—by continuing to draw them.
Renowned street artist Alec Monopoly will be taking Hong Kong on a run for its money come March!
Come join us for the opening of his exhibition on March 13th which will feature Hong Kong as the playground of excess, in which the Monopoly Man and others run amok.
His work has caught the eye of many looking towards artistic collaborations, including superstar electronic artist AVICII as well as The W Hotel, Madonna and Vitamin Water in a collaboration that saw live street art inspired renditions of a classic series of photographs Richard Corman took of Madonna in the 1980s. His solo exhibition at Mead Carney Gallery in London received high praise from Huffington Post, London Times, and completely sold out along with his Art Basel exhibition “Man Overboard” which took place on the 151-foot yacht MV Copasetic in South Beach. Having taken Art Basel Miami Beach by storm since 2012, his energy bursts forth in his first exhibition during Art Basel Hong Kong.