East West Connect

Above Second hosted Arrested Motion’s first curatorial project, East West Connect, with a lineup that represented the diverse selection of art we love and cover for you every day. It was gratifying to see that art fans in HK appreciated this type of art as well, evidenced by the turnout and the fact that most pieces that sold so far have found homes with local collectors. We also enjoyed some interesting discussions with attendees on the idea and theme of the show which certainly struck a chord as in essence Hong Kong and its residents, because the history of the city-state, is a melting pot of East and West influences.

Above Second and Arrested Motion want to thank the artists – Luke Chueh, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Evah Fan, Stella Im Hultberg, Tat Ito, Akino Kondoh, Travis Louie, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Brendan Monroe, Edwin Ushiro, Nick Walker, and Yoskay Yamamoto for their contributions.

Basking in the Glory – Nick Walker
Spray Paint & Stencil on Canvas
81 x 81 cm

Wonder Wheel Savage (Set of 3) - Faile
Silkscreen Ink on Found Book Cover
15.2 x 19 cm

Rose Girl – Shepard Fairey
Mixed Media Painting on Paper
87.5 x 123 cm

Everybody Loves Panda – Luke Chueh
Acrylic & Ink on Wood
40.6 x 50.8 cm

Kirin - Tomokazu Matsuyama
Acrylic on canvas
61 x  61 cm

If I Could Hide in Your Dreams – Stella Im Hultberg
Acrylic & Colored Pencils on Panel
245.7 x 61 cm

Right, Left, Looking Down – Tat Ito
Acrylic Gouache, Pen, Colored Silver Leaf
and Gold Leaf on Paper Mounted on Panel
Painting can be rotated 360 degrees
61 x 61 cm

Some Would Travel Farther Than Intended – Edwin Ushiro
Mixed Media on Lucite
48 x 61 cm

Nature Girl #5 – Yoksay Yamamoto
Hand Carved Wood, Deer Antlers and Resin
50.8 x 38.1 x 10.2 cm

Monkey – Travis Louie
Acrylic & Graphite on Board
20.3 x 25.4 cm

“Untitled” Nebula – Brendan Monroe
Mounted on Board – Masonite
46 x 46 cm

Job Seekers – Evah Fan
Gouache on Paper
28.5 x 21 cm

Special thanks to: AM, Jasper Wong, Lucky Beer, Jeremy Jangord, Ken Bong, Layla K and Chau