"Cityscape" by Arthur Chan and Otto Li

"Cityscape" by Arthur Chan and Otto Li

YY9 Gallery is pleased to present "Cityscape", a joint exhibition by Arthur Chan and Otto Li. In the exhibition, two local artists will present their latest sculpture series, hence creating a hidden unique characteristic of the urban environment in Hong Kong via deconstruction of the cityscape.

Arthur Chans sculpture installation titled “Of Edging Space 2” explores to create a new of visual interpretations of our city. The “negative components” of the city, as defined by the artist which include streets, lanes and open spaces, are expressed in a unique series of pictorial images and hence recomposed into three-dimensional installation. This reflects a deconstruction process of the city’s phenomenon, eventually generating a brand-new perception of “Space” in a stunningly poetic way. By capturing the mood of the city we live in and the spirit of our daily lives, Otto Li attempted to illustrate the “background music” of the Wan Chai region, during which he recorded short clips of sound in the region. He then changed the form of soundwave in three frames per second and reconstructed this data with pixel blocks. By this way, intangible sound has been translated into a three-dimensional touchable sculpture – which the artist describes as a “Soundscape”.

YY9畫廊誠意呈獻陳軒明及李天倫作品聯展 ──「Cityscape」。是次展覽中,兩位本地藝術家通過對城市的空間和環境進行解構及轉化,遂創作出一系列雕塑裝置作品。兩位藝術家不謀而合地尋覓 我城種種獨特的現象,在過程中發掘出都市人許多深層回憶和感受;最後,二人巧妙地將虛幻的概念,轉化為一件件匠心獨具的雕塑裝置品。

陳軒明以城市中常見的鐵絲網鋼線為創作媒介,通過搜集城市中的「負空間」,如街道、巷子及綠化公園等圖像,將之轉化成一個三維的裝置藝術「邊緣空間」。陳 氏以嶄新的觀點,配合創意想像力,締造出城市中隱藏的現象,並把箇中的解構過程活現於作品上,籍此呈現城市中被遺忘的一面。李天倫的雕塑取題「音域」,收 錄了城市中的各種聲音,再按記錄屏幕上聲波圖像的變化,表現出音域的起伏。這種無形的「背景音樂」,捕捉了我城的節奏和精神,繼而喚起城市人對公共空間的 集體回憶,以另一種方式去細細體味這些被忽略的生活細節。