Accidental Art present a multi-sensory experience in Hong Kong

ACCIDENTAL Art, an innovative arts consulting firm based in Hong Kong, are opening a multi-sensory art exhibition in Hong Kong where art, food and music are brought together. The exhibition is titled Occult Complexion and is part of Accidental Art’s goal to humanise art and make it part of people’s daily lives.

The exhibition features work by two emerging Chinese artists – Wang YiYi and Chuntao Lau. Their work explores how common objects are observed, attached and perceived by each person’s unique sensibility. Both artists focus on complexity through depicting the relationship between texture and object, humans and nature, and individuals and ourselves.

Wang YiYi uses ink to create characters and figures based on her personal memories and experiences of living in both Beijing and Hong Kong. Since she uses the same style to form figures and the background, this generates a sense of deep connection between objects and their natural landscapes. She uses ink made from charcoal on wooden boards to create her work.

Accidental Art - Occult Complexion exhibition, Hong Kong Wang YiYi, Candied Haws (2015)

Accidental Art - Occult Complexion exhibition, Hong Kong

Wang YiYi, Shell (2017)

Chuntao Lau is an illustrator who is known for distorting objects through texture and pattern. He depicts his observations of how the city and its inhabitants have changed since he was born in the city in the early 1990s. His figures are often vibrant, hyper-realistic in comparison to a more muted, melancholic use of colour for the background in order to illustrate the double nature of reality and perception. He uses unconventional mediums to create his work, such as grains and fabrics.

Accidental Art - Occult Complexion exhibition, Hong Kong Chuntao Lau, Planting Flower (2016)

Accidental Art - Occult Complexion exhibition, Hong Kong Chuntao Lau, Be happy, be different (2015)

The venue for Occult Complexion is Cochin Delicatessen, which is Hong Kong’s centre of rare food produce. It is unpretentious in its menus and dining experience despite the quality of its products and dishes.

by Allie Nawrat 

Occult Complexion is open to the public from November 18, 2017 until January 7, 2018

Tickets cost HK$150, which include some complimentary food and drink from Cohin Delicatessen, and can be bought here

Cochin Delicatessen, G/F 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong