The Modern Vintage
Steve Diet Goedde
Exhibition dates : 1st April - 31st May 2013
Exhibition Venue : 3/F, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong
“The revolving door of fashion always comes back around to its roots and foundations,” states Steve. “Modern vintage” refers to the fact that the fundamental things about us remain constant, and that only our exteriors change. He has been working on this series since the mid-1990s. And with a passion for old-school glamour and photographic techniques, he remains faithful to the style and aesthetics of the past by shooting his images on film using medium-format cameras with little or no digital manipulation.
Impressions of Spring
Exhibition Period : 16th May to 3rd June, 2013 - 8.00am to 9.00pm daily
Linkbridge at Lincoln House, TaiKoo Place, Island East
Artist reception : Monday 20th May 4.00 to 8.00pm
Diane Monet, the great-grand niece of the iconic impressionist master Claude Monet, open her first Asian solo exhibition at TaiKoo Place.
"It is my wish to give people sun-filled escapes from the pressures and stresses of the world, to offer serene views of gardens, fields and resort areas so that my paintings provide little vacations of joy and hope,"
Diane Monet bears a great artist's name and enough talent to carry it beautifully.
Her work is recognized for its vivid colours, luminosity and depth, featuring red poppies, yellow sunflowers. lavender fields and pink pathways below distinctive cotton-speckled, purplish-blue skies.
Monet describes her own style as, "Running, climbing, seeking something. Maybe it's the substance of things that exist in my dreams. Snatches of feelings, premonitions of warmth and content. Hints of what life can be".
Monet’s career highlight was her 2002 inclusion into the Salon des Artistes Independants in Paris; the prestigious exhibition and artist's society that counts Paul Cezanne, Henri Toulous-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin, and Camille Pissaro amongst its pool of talent.
All of her work is painted in oil on canvas and to create the finish that she demands, requires the application of many layers, meaning her paintings consume an inordinate amount of her time.
Impressionists have a reputation for painting quickly and ignoring details but Monet's impressionism requires painstaking attention. As a result, her work is proudly beautiful and she will never be known as a being prolific.
Khin Zaw Latt
Artist Reception : Tuesday 21st May 2013 - 5.30 to 9.00pm
Exhibition dates : 21st May - 22nd June 2013 1
0.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday
Venue: Asia Fine Art gallery
Khin Zaw Latt, the rising star of Burmese art, who was recently rated one of the top five sian artists opens an exhibition in Hong Kong on 21st May inspired by the streets of Mandalay.
Now in his early thirties, his work is attracting the attention of serious collectors of modern Burmese art worldwide. Interest increased steadily since his enormously successful Buddha and Moving Forward painting series.
His current work reflects the social and environmental changes, which affect the outlook of city people as Myanmar leaps into the 21st century. As with any developing country, urbanization bears the brunt of social change, but is the young who have to make the biggest changes – hence his street children series.
When recently asked about the children, he explains - “It is about the street children who have never had the chance to go to school. I saw so many street children during my last trip to Mandalay. I talked with them, got to know about their difficult lives. Some of them have shining eyes even though they are begging on the street - I keep thinking about their future. What is going to happen to them next...”
Khin Zaw Latt, a graduate of Yangon's University of Culture majoring in oil painting. He won the Myanmar Contemporary Art Award in 2008, was a finalist in the 2009 Sovereign Asian Art Prize and won the first Myanmar National Portrait Award in 2011. Since then, he has regularly exhibited overseas.
KZL has deep reserves of raw artistic talent and the desire to search for and create new themes and illustrate new subjects. The plight of less fortunate young people is something which really disturbs the artist. He is involved with one of the many orphanages which care for children, who have been left alone due to cyclone Nargis or the conflict in the north of Myanmar.