Ode to Hong Kong

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The Peak (Hong Kong) - - Art & Design -

“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.

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