HKWALLS 2018 Part 2: Sheung Wan Street Art

Artists: Jecks & Nong Pop; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Here is the second article on the HKWALLS street art festival held in May 2018. Part 1 (artjouer.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/hkwalls-2018-part-1-street-art-central-and-sai-ying-pun/) focused on the artworks in Central and Sai Yung Pun districts on Hong Kong Island; this article features those in Sheung Wan (which is located between the aforementioned districts).

The event was organized by HKWALLS (hkwalls.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of street art and culture in the community.

Artist: Jecks and Nong Pop (Indonesia)

A pair of Thai artist’s created these complementary pieces, which share a street corner and a pink color scheme. In Nong Pop’s portrait, a young girl turns to stare at the viewer, the tiger just below her left shoulder reflecting her   fierce interior

Artists: Jecks & Nong Pop; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

In Jeck’s work, a cherubic figure with quiver of arrows on his back appears to be targeted by arrows. Though he lacks wings, he looks like he might be cupid, the Roman god of desire, erotic love and attraction. The crossed fingers behind his back suggest that he has been insincere in his matchmaking (which might explain the arrows being shot at him).

Artists: Jecks & Nong Pop; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 2A Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan (BOOM ASIA)
Nong Pop’s website: nongpop55.wordpress.com
Jecks’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/jecks_bkk

 

Artist: Barlo (Italy)

Artist: Barlo (Italy); The Pet of the Archaeologist; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Barlo is an Italian artist based in Hong Kong. His paintings and street art tend to have a mythical and mysterious feel. In this striking artwork, entitled The Pet of the Archaeologist, it is not clear whether the creature depicted is a living animal, a porcelain figure or a biology specimen that has been cut into cross-sections.

Artist: Barlo (Italy); The Pet of the Archaeologist; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Alley behind 18 Upper Station St.
Barlo’s website: hmrbarlo.com

 

Artists: WEST one & Megic (China)

Artists: WEST & Megic (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This collaborative effort by Chinese artists WEST one and Megic is captivating, but it is difficult to photograph (as it is a long artwork in a narrow alley). I love the way three different styles are used: the head of the dragon is painted in a realistic style (by Megic), while it’s body combines a classic Chinese ink landscape style with a futuristic, geometric street art style (by WEST one). The resulting piece could be a comment on Chinese culture—modern and moving forward but with strong roots in tradition.

Artists: WEST & Megic (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artists: WEST & Megic (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artists: WEST & Megic (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location:Alley behind Sai Street (back of A Side B Side)
WEST one’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/west.one.fs
Megic’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/megic4ever

 

Artist: Zlism (aka Zoie Lam, HK)

Artist: Zlism (aka Zoie Lam) (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

One can’t help but feel  more cheerful after passing by this lively brightly-colored mural of friendly, weirdly-shaped characters. This piece was painted by Zoie Lam, whose initials provide the ‘zl’ in Zlism

Artist: Zlism (aka Zoie Lam) (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Zlism (aka Zoie Lam) (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Zlism (aka Zoie Lam) (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Rich View Terrace (side wall)
ZLISM’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/zlism
Interview with Zlism: thehoneycombers.com/hong-kong/zlism-interview-zoie-lam-art-illustration-fashion-design/

 

Artist: Neil Wang (HK)

Artist: Neil Wang HK (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

The simple color scheme, floral decorations, clean lines and glamorous subject in this elegant and eye-catching portrait by freelance illustrator Neil Wang bring to mind Art Deco posters of the 1920s.

Artist: Neil Wang HK (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 21 Square Street
Neil Wang’s website: www.neillhw.com

 

Artist: Riya Chandiramani (HK)

Artist: Riya Chandiramani (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Riya Chandiramani’s artwork draws on Indian and Chinese visual motifs. The designs also include words which comment on psychology and society. For example, in the photo below, the design element starting at the bottom left contains the words ‘power’ and’status’ and in the next photo, the sun below the goldfish contains the word ‘peace’.

Artist: Riya Chandiramani (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Riya Chandiramani (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 22-24 Tai Ping Shan St., Sheung Wan (CRAFTISSIMO)
Riya Chandiramani’s Website: www.riyachandiramani.com

 

Artists: Carol Mui & Rebecca T Lin (HK)

Artists: Carol Mui & Rebecca T Lin (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This artwork by a duo of muralists and graphic designers known as Creative Hustlers depicts the skyline of Hong Kong’s Central District as seen from the Mid-levels. The painting captures an interesting side of Hong Kong. Though the urban areas are densely populated concrete jungles, nature is never far away.

Artists: Carol Mui & Rebecca T Lin (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artists: Carol Mui & Rebecca T Lin (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artists: Carol Mui & Rebecca T Lin (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Universal Building, 5-13 New St, Tai Ping Shan
Carol Mui’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/carolmuiii
Rebecca T Lin’s Website: www.rebeccatlin.com

 

Artists: Finu & Yunus (France/HK)

Artists: Finu & Yunus (France/HK); HK Walls 2015 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This is a collaboration between Finu, who is known for her black and white illustrations of creatures—in this case a stylized dragon with a blank, expressionless face reminiscent of No Face in Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away —and Yunus, who works with multimedia (often combining music, video, animation and live performance). In the following video from Yunus, you can see how the two elements—street art and multimedia—were combined:

 

Artists: Finu & Yunus (France/HK); HK Walls 2015 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artists: Finu & Yunus (France/HK); HK Walls 2015 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 4 Wa Lane (Mahka & La Cantoche)
Finu’s website: www.finu.me
Yunus’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HugoYunus

 

Artists: Remi Rough & Xenz (UK)

Artists: Remi Rough & Xenz (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

In this mural, the large-scale abstract geometrical designs of Remi Rough and the more intimate nature illustrations of Xenz complement each other well.

Artists: Remi Rough & Xenz (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Alley behind 43 Sai St., Sheung Wan
Remi Rough’s website: remirough.com
Xenz’s website: www.xenz.org

 

Artist: KS (HK)

Artist: KS (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

For this mural on the walls of a café, local artist KS has created a food-themed portrait that is similar in style to the paintings in his Random is Beautiful series of portraits.

Artist: KS (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: KS (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 16 Upper Station Street (3rd Space)
KS’s website: the-ideo.org/ks

 

Artist: Bisco Smith (US)

Artist: Bisco Smith (US); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

American artist Bisco Smith’s white brushstrokes on a black background are a kind of visual representation of freestyle rap lyrics. Before beginning a painting, he chooses an instrumental beat and then improvises brushstrokes to go along with it.

Info:
Location: Alley behind Sai Street
Bisco Smith’s website: biscosmith.com

 

Artist: DILK (UK)

Artist: DILK (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Across the alley from Bisco Smith’s artwork is this colorful abstract piece by British artist DILK.

Artist: DILK (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Back of 18 Upper Station Street (Parfumerie Tresor & 3rd Space)
DILK’s: www.dilk1.com

 

Three Works from HKWALLS 2015

Street art doesn’t last for too long, so a lot of the pieces painted the last time HKWALLS was held in the district of Sheung Wan have disappeared. Here are a few of the works that are still around.

Artist: XEVA (South Korea)

Artist: XEVA (Korea); Bruce Lee Mural; HK Walls 2015 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This is a great mural of a local icon.

Artist: XEVA (Korea); Bruce Lee Mural; HK Walls 2015 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
XEVA’s website: www.xevasb.com

 

Artist: Hopare (France)

Street art by Hopare (HK Walls 2015: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong). Photo by longzijun

Hopare is known for his colorful paintings of faces overlaid with bold geometric lines and curves. I have briefly introduced this French artist in my article Color & Identity: Portraits by Hopare, Lita Cabellut, JM Robert, Gian Piero Gasparini, Iqi Qoror & Douglas Coupland

Street art by Hopare (HK Walls 2015: Sheung Wan, Hong Kong). Photo by longzijun

Info:
Hopare’s website: www.hopare.com

 

Artist: Stern Rockwell

Artist: Stern Rockwell; HK Walls 2015 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Stern Rockwell’s website: www.sternrockwell.com

 

HKWALLS 2018 Part: 1

If you haven’t seen the first part of this article already, do drop by and have a look: HKWALLS 2018 Part 1: Street Art (Central and Sai Ying Pun)

Three Questions

  1. Which works do you like best? Why do those ones appeal to you?
  2. What other words and messages can you find in Riya Chandiramani’s mural?
  3. How can events like HKWALLS benefit the local community?

Art Challenge

Sketch a wall near your home, school or office. Design an artwork that would go on the wall and add it to your sketch.


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artjouer

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Penticton Ancestors: Okanagan Lake Sculptures

Michael Dennis; Penticton Ancestors (2009, cedar). Photo by longzijun.

Penticton ancestors is a wonderful sculpture of three large figures on the shore of Okanagan Lake in the small city of Penticton, British Columbia. It was created by sculptor Michael Dennis and was installed in 2009. The figures represent the spirits of the past, and they do indeed make me think of benevolent ancient spirits that are there to guide and protect.

Michael Dennis; Penticton Ancestors (2009, cedar). Photo by longzijun.

The sculpture  is a good example of public art that perfectly matches the surroundings. The figures are large enough that they aren’t dwarfed by the lake and hills in the background and the material—wood—is a good match for the natural scenery. Because they are carved from cedar, the figures will eventually change from brown to grey as time passes.

Michael Dennis; Penticton Ancestors (2009, cedar). Photo by longzijun.

The artist, Michael Dennis, lives on Denman Island BC. His sculptures of human figures—like the ones shown here—are smooth, flowing and minimalist. He originally worked in academia in the field of physiology before devoting himself to sculpting, so it is interesting that someone so familiar with the intricate details of the human form would adopt such a minimalist approach to sculpting that form. His brief artist’s statement sums up his approach well

SCULPTING THE SHADOWS OF ANCESTORS
I try to capture the essence of human gesture
from a tree
using only the minimum definition required
That in one piece the viewer may see
both human form
and form of tree
We do not need details of feature to respond
Consider the essence of the female form
the mother we know
the lover we seek
How few lines it takes to see her
(michaeldenn.is/about/)

Michael Dennis; Penticton Ancestors (2009, cedar). Photo by longzijun.

The colors and light in the photographs are a little unusual. That is because there was a lot going on in the sky when I was taking the photos—a sunset, a slight haze from a distant forest fire and the sudden appearance of storm clouds over the city. The sky over the lake looked like this:

Penticton: Okanagan Lake at Sunset

For more photos of Penticton and Okanagan Lake (as well as Kelowna and the KVR trail) , you can visit my Flickr galleries. This is a good page to start from: longzijun.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/lake-okanagan-photos/

Three Questions

  1. How well do you think the sculpture evokes the idea of ‘spirits of the past’?
  2. In his artist’s statement, Michael Dennis states that he hopes the viewer will see ‘both human form and form of tree’? Do you see both forms in Penticton Ancestors?
  3. What the are the benefits of having art in public places?

Art Challenge

Sketch a sculpture representing ‘spirits of the past’. In your sketch, include the surroundings where you would would want the sculpture to be placed.


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artjouer

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HKWALLS 2018 Part 1: Street Art (Central and Sai Ying Pun)

Artist: Dan Kitchener (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Here are some of the best artworks from HKWALLS 2018, an annual street art festival in Hong Kong. The event was organized by HKWALLS (hkwalls.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of street art and culture in the community. The event organizers matched property and business owners (who provided the walls) to local and overseas artists (who provided the talent). This year, the event took place in the adjacent districts of Central, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun. Let’s look at twelve of the works.

1. Artist: Elsa Jean de Dieu (France/HK)

Artist: Elsa Jean de Dieu (France/HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Originally from France, artist Elsa Jean de Dieu has been living in Hong Kong since 2008. Together with her team at her atelier—Elsa Jeandedieu Studio—she specializes in bespoke wall art, murals and furniture design.  Here she has created a striking portrait with a positive vibe.

Artist: Elsa Jean de Dieu (France/HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

In the past, Hong Kong’s street art scene was mainly an underground affair, with artists preferring to remain anonymous and working as secretly and quickly as possible to put up mainly tags (quickly scrawled signatures), throw-ups (larger-filled-in signatures), paste-ups (pre-printed art that is glued to the wall) and, if time and talent allowed, wildstyle (multi-colored 3D-style signatures). There simply weren’t that many pieces (the kind of work featured on this page).

Artist: Elsa Jean de Dieu (France/HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

By matching up business and artists beforehand, HKWALLS gives street artists time and space to bring their visions to life. There are now a lot more eye-catching pieces around town. A lot of these have been done via the HKWALLS project, but many have been done independently, like this mural by Elsa Jean de Dieu outside the Uma Nota restaurant in Central.

HK Street Art: Mural by Elsa Jean de Dieu (Elsa Jeandedieu Studio) (2017) for Una Nota. Photo by longzijun.

Though not part of the HKWALLS project, this mural, along with works by other artists such as Vhils, Cyril Delettre, Matt Gondek and ONI, is a good example of how the street art scene in Hong Kong has evolved largely due to the festival’s influence.

Info:
Location: 21A Lyndhurst Terrace, Central (Lush Spa & Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics)
Artist’s website: www.elsajeandedieu.com
Interview: www.squarefoot.com.hk/home-blog/article/3278/interview-with-elsa-jean-de-dieu—a-mural-artist

 

2. Artist: Cinta Vidal (Spain)

Artist: Cinta Vidal (Spain); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This attractive mural is by Cinta Vidal, an artist based just outside of Barcelona who specializes in paintings and murals of gravity-defying, jumbled-up living spaces. The buildings here, with their flaking grey exteriors, cables and profusion of air-conditioners seem to be inspired by Hong Kong’s older tenement buildings (known as ‘Tong Lau’), which can feel kind of gravity-defying and jumbled up even without an artistic re-interpretation.

Artist: Cinta Vidal (Spain); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

In an interview with Nathan Spoor, the artist describes how her paintings represent the disconnect between reality and perception:

With these un-gravity constructions, I want to show that we live in one world, but we live in it in very different ways – playing with everyday objects and spaces, placed in impossible ways to express that many times, the inner dimension of each one of us does not match the mental structures of those around us. The architectural spaces and day-to-day objects are part of a metaphor of how difficult it is to fit everything that shapes our daily space: our relationships, work, ambitions, and dreams. (hifructose.com/2015/04/24/exclusive-interview-cinta-vidal-agullo-discusses-her-paintings-of-inverted-architecture/)

Artist: Cinta Vidal (Spain); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

HKWALLS’ video of Cinta Vidal:

Info:
Location: 52-56 Staunton St., Central (Stazione Novella & Happy Paradise)
Artist’s website: cintavidal.com

 

3. Artist: Dan Kitchener (aka DANK) (UK)

Artist: Dan Kitchener (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This mural, tucked in a narrow alleyway, depicts what looks like a typical Hong Kong night scene—taxis, wet pavement and glowing neon signs. However, in Hong Kong the taxis are red. And the menacing-looking geisha-android lurking in a dark doorway at the bottom right of the mural is not a common sight.

Artist: Dan Kitchener (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

A lot of Dan Kitchener’s work is influenced by Japanese culture, but it is a vision of Japanese culture that has been filtered through the visual aesthetics of sci-fi works like the original Blade Runner movie and Ghost in the Shell anime, both of whose urban settings were based at least in part on Hong Kong.

Info:
Location: 45-53 Graham Street, Central (The Globe)
Artist’s website: www.dankitchener.com

 

4. Artist: Sheep (China)

Artist: Sheep (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Sheep Chen is an artist from Jiaxing in Zhejiang, China. This bright and colorful mural is a painting of girl blowing out a candle. Sheep’s stated aim in drawing the portrait is straightforward: he hopes to being joy and happiness to people. As you walk towards the work, which is high on the side of a building, it is partially blocked by trees, with the leaves providing a nice frame for the painting.

Artist: Sheep (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 8 Wa In Fong E., Central (Natural Food & Beverages)
Artist’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sheep.chen.37

 

5. Artist: Alex Senna (Brazil)

Artist: Alex Senna (Brazil); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Brazilian artist Alex Senna creates large, minimalist black and white murals of people going about their daily lives. His style is influenced by comics and caricatures and his portraits have a retro feel to them. The narrow, vertical eyes of the woman in this portrait are a characteristic of his style. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the artist’s colorblindness, his works focus on shape and form rather than color.

Info:
Location: 18 Gough St., Central (NOC Coffee Co.)
Artist’s website: www.alexsenna.com.br

 

6. Artist: ONEQ (Japan)

Artist: ONEQ (Japan); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

ONEQ is a Japanese artist who creates stylized paintings of sexy and glamorous pin-up models. Pin-up art is mainly associated with posters of the 1940s and 1950s, but is still referenced nowadays in the retro/sultry style of artists such as Lana Del Ray and Dita Von Teese. In ONEQ’s portraits, the vampish style is dialed up a few notches—full red lips are extra fuller and extra red, wavy hair is extra wavy, high cheekbones are extra high, long fingers and nails are extra long, and curvy proportions are extra curvy. In an interview with Evan Senn, the artist states:

It feels fun simply to draw a curve of woman’s body. But, if I explain more… I still haven’t fully understood women deeply, though I am a woman myself. So, I am drawn to draw women, because women are a mystery to me, and still a part of me. (beautifulbizarre.net/2016/02/04/exclusive-interview-with-oneq)

Info:
Location: 97 Hollywood Rd, Central (La Cabane Wine Cellar)
Artist’s blog: kotemufu.exblog.jp

 

7. Artists: 45 rpm & Voyder (UK)

Artist: 45rpm & Voyder (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

45 rpm and Voyder are street artists based in Bristol. 45 rpm is known for his clean, cartoon-like style while Voyder alernates between realistic portraits and colorful wildstyle works.

Artist: 45rpm & Voyder (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Lok Hing Lane, Central
45 rpm’s website: www.thebearded45.co.uk
Voyder’s website: www.voyder.info

 

8. Artist: Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico)

Artist: Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Qllin mural; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Alexis Diaz is a Puerto Rican artist best known for his detailed murals of chimerical creatures. One of his paintings, for example, depicts a cross between an octopus and an elephant). The creatures are meticulously hand painted using tiny black brushstrokes. Most of the inhabitants of Alex Diaz’s painted menagerie are his own whimsical creations; however, this one—with its antlers, hooves and scaled body—is a chimerical creature from Chinese mythology: the Qilin, which is associated with luck, good omens, protection, prosperity, success, and longevity.

Artist: Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Qllin mural; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Qllin mural; HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

HKWALLS’ video of Alex Diaz:

Info:
Location: 120 Connaught Rd. W., Sai Ying Pun (CHI Residences 120)
Artist’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Alexis-Diaz-1452270151663226

 

9. Artist: Gus Eagleton (Australia)

Artist: Gus Eagleton (Australia); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Gus Eagleton is an Australian artist. His studio work is varied, but when creating street art, he normally focuses on portraits. These murals tend to feature one or two dominant colors (like the yellow and green in this painting) and often incorporate flowers or floral motifs.

Artist: Gus Eagleton (Australia); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

The numbers and Chinese characters in this mural are based on real-estate ads. At present the average apartment cost in the territory is over 18 times the median income, pushing home ownership beyond the reach of the average person. Hong Kong is a fun and beautiful place, but for a lot of people here, the cost of living (particularly the exorbitant rents and mortgages) is an ever-present concern.

Artist: Gus Eagleton (Australia); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 12 Third St, Sai Wan
Artist’s website: www.guseagleton.com

 

10. Artist: Storm (Denmark)

Artist: Storm (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

I like the way this painting adds a dash of color and nature to the street without drawing attention to itself. Aside from the red wingtips, the colors are muted and the bird’s brownish grey plumage blends in well with the surroundings.

Artist: Storm (UK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: 63 Third St, Sai Ying Pun (The Hideout Coffee House)

 

11. Artist: Bo Law (HK)

Artist: Bo Law (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

This wall painting by local artist Bo Law is wildly imaginative. From a distance only the whale breaching the surface stands out, but when you move closer, you start to see erupting volcanoes. rocket ships, skyscrapers and all manner of creatures—a star-eyed genie floating out from someone’s broken head, a Godzilla-look-a-like wading across the harbor, an antlered creature slouching forlornly atop a building.

Artist: Bo Law (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Bo Law (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Bo Law (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Bo Law (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.
Artist: Bo Law (HK); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

 

Info:
Location: Alley by 27-29 First St., Sai Ying Pun (Burger Joys)
Artist’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bolaw.410

 

12. Artist: Sik (China)

Artist: Sik (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Across the street from Bo Law’s wild mural is Chinese artist Sik’s nicely executed piece of an astronaut, hamburger and zero gravity.

Artist: Sik (China); HK Walls 2018 (street art). Photo by longzijun.

Info:
Location: Alley by 248 Queen’s Rd W, Sai Ying Pun

 

Coming Soon: Part 2

This article will feature the works in Sheung Wan.

Videos

FWTV – On The Road – HK WALLS – Behind the scenes of HONG KONG’s leading STREET ART FESTIVAL
by FifthWallTv (features interviews with some of the artists)

HKWALLs 2018
by HK Walls (festival highlights)

Three Questions

  1. Which works do you like best? Why do those ones appeal to you?
  2. In this article, I’ve focused on the benefits of hooking up artists with businesses like restaurants, health food shops and cosmetics stores. What are the possible negative effects of this kind of sponsorship?
  3. In this festival, artists from overseas seemed to far outnumber local artists? Do you think more effort should be made to reach out to local artists or do you prefer the more international approach adopted by HKWALLS 2018?

Art Challenge

Sketch a wall near your home, school or office. Design an artwork that would go on the wall and add it to your sketch.


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artjouer

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