Above Second is proud to announce ‘Nebula’, an original show that draws the viewer into the microcosmic galaxy of the minds of these artists. Consisting of intricate drawings, paintings, and paper cuts, this exhibition captures the hazy reflection of these artists’ surroundings and daily life. Just like a galactic nebula absorbs the passing light from background stars in the universe, Michael and Mathias absorb the mundane turning their impressions into nightmares, dreams, and fantastical thoughts. Their Nebula can be bright as well as dark.

They invite and share with us their private universe, a world in which they have created in order to escape, to be illogical and complex. The artwork of their mindscapes are filled with symbols, patterns, and color. The show challenges us to look at our own lives, our own irregular clusters that glow with our own light. What does your nebula look like?

See more details of the exhibition after the jump.

Michael, a self-taught illustrator and designer has work featured in art magazines in Europe and many local cultural institutions in Denmark. This is his first exhibition in Hong Kong and has previously exhibited in Belgium, Canada, Denmark and England. At V-1 Gallery he was shown alongside Shepard Fairey and Faile.

Mathias has completed two solo exhibitions in Denmark by the age of 28. Using only paper – cuts and stencils, Mathias infuses a contemporary Scandinavian touch to the traditional Asian art form of the paper cut, to portray notions of human interaction. This is his second exhibition in Hong Kong.

“Nebula” Featuring Original Artworks by Mathias Malling Mortensen and Michael Rytz from Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, 17th September, 2010
Time: 6pm – 10pm
31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
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May Wong – Above Second
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