Ode to Hong Kong
“Beyond Senses, Beyond Colours”, the first gallery solo exhibition by Hong Kong photographer Leo KK Wong, is testament to the artist’s experimental streak. The exhibition, which runs until July 31 at Kwai Fung Hin gallery in Central, is divided into two sections. Featuring 14 monochromes taken in Hong Kong from 1966 to 1974, this first section offers a glimpse into the everyday life of old Hong Kong, providing the perfect opportunity for city dwellers to indulge their nostalgia for the pre-97 handover days. The second part is of a decidedly more surrealistic bent. Wong combines his training in Chinese painting and calligraphy with his photography, resulting in intensely coloured photographs that could easily be mistaken for watercolour paintings.