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 location Address:
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.