關於東遊記 | About Journey to the East:
是次展覽"東遊記" 將會展示藝術家Chris Cook近年於香港創作的一系列全新繪畫作品。生於香港，90年代移居英國，Chris Cook於2011年回流香港繼續她的藝術創作。以"東遊記"為名，這些作品反映了這個富動感色彩、擠擁、喧鬧的城市以及她在東南亞遇到的環境和色彩，繼續為她提供創作靈感。Chris Cook延續她一貫獨特的畫面語言, 利用顏色的某些不穩定性、既重複卻又不可預知的幾何形狀和不太嚴緊的畫面結構，把條理、矛盾與動感聯合起來。
This exhibition ‘Journey to the East’ brings together a new body of paintings created by Chris Cook over the last few years in Hong Kong. Having left her native Hong Kong for the UK in the 1990s to pursue her studies, Chris Cook relocated back to Hong Kong several years ago. The title of the exhibition ‘Journey to the East’ reflects this vibrant, colourful, crowded, and noisy city, as well as the environments and colours she has encountered around Southeast Asia which continue to provide her with inspiration. She continues to work with a certain instability of colour, repeated yet unpredictable geometric shapes and a loosely structured grid format to create a combination of order, contradiction and flux in the work.
開幕酒會: 2017年7月7日, 晚上6時起
Opening Reception: 7th July 2017, from 6pm
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是次展覽"東遊記"將會展示藝術家Chris Cook近年於香港創作的一系列全新繪畫作品。這個富動感色彩、擠擁、喧鬧的城市繼續為她提供了一些創作靈感。Chris Cook延續她一貫獨特的畫面語言, 利用顏色的某些不穩定性、既重複卻又不可預知的幾何形狀和不太嚴緊的畫面結構，把條理、矛盾與動感聯合起來。
生於香港，90年代移居英國，Chris Cook於萊斯特市德蒙福特大學修讀藝術，隨後獲頒發倫敦皇家藝術學院藝術碩士學位及倫敦帝國學院翻譯學碩士學位。 2011年回流香港，Chris Cook繼續專注創作，並在這幾年間創作了一系列以香港為靈感的繪畫作品。
除展品外，展覽亦會展示《Chris Cook Artworks 1997-2014》藝術書冊，當中結集了藝術家自1997年起，於萊斯特、倫敦與香港三地發表之藝術作品。除記錄其作品、照片及文字外，更邀請了來自美國洛杉磯的作家、藝術與藝評人Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe 撰寫藝術評論文章，而著名英國攝影師Michael Freeman 的照片作品亦在其中。
This exhibition ‘Journey to the East’ brings together a new body of artwork created by Chris Cook over the last few years in Hong Kong. The work reflects how this vibrant, colourful, crowded, and noisy city continues to provide her with some of her inspiration combined with her own technically accomplished and vibrant painting style. She continues to work with a certain instability of colour, repeated yet unpredictable geometric shapes and a loosely structured grid format to create a combination of order, contradiction and flux in the work.
Born in Hong Kong, Chris moved to the UK in the 1990s and studied Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, followed by post graduate studies in Fine Art at the Royal Academy of Art in London. She also acquired an MSc in Translation at Imperial College, London. In 2011 Chris re-located back to Hong Kong and has been working on a new body of work to reflect her Asian roots and culture.
The name of the exhibition ‘Journey to the East’ reflects her artistic journey from the west to the east, and how her recent work has been inspired by her vibrant and dynamic environment as well as colours she has encountered throughout Southeast Asia in recent years.
This exhibition is accompanied by her book ‘Chris Cook Artworks 1997 – 2014’ which features a contribution from the Los Angeles based author, critic and artist Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, as well as photographs by the internationally renowned British photographer Michael Freeman.
The exhibition will be held at C&G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong. There will be a reception with drinks and snacks on Friday the 7th July from 6pm onwards and all are welcome.