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Aaron Kai

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 -
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.

Alec Monopoly Opening

Renowned street artist Alec Monopoly will be taking Hong Kong on a run for its money come March!

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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.

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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.


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Opening December 10th from 7-10PM

After Party at Salon 10 from 10PM – Late

Tristan Eaton Exhibition

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New Print Release

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“SHOW ME” by Tristan Eaton

Above Second is excited to release a new print by Tristan Eaton in conjunction with his solo exhibition “Changing the Subject” opening October 30th, 2014. The print is available in two editions (one of which is hand-embellished). The prints are hand-signed and numbered by the artist and come with a special tote bag commemorating the exhibition.



“Show Me”
Edition 1 – 20
16″ x 20″
Signed and Numbered, Hand-embellished Giclée print on 300 gsm Archival Cotton Rag
International Shipping and Handling Additional HKD $500
HKD$ 3,000


“Show Me”

Edition 1 – 70
16″ x 20″
Signed and Numbered, Giclée Print on 300 gsm Archival Cotton Rag
International Shipping and Handling Additional HKD $500

HKD$ 1,800



For more information, please contact the gallery

Run For Your Lives

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Stern Rockwell and Used Pencil joined Above Second Gallery painting live art at Run For Your Lives, Hong Kong’s first ever zombie run event.

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Used Pencil getting zombie make up

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