Award-winning artist Jackson Lee has shared with HKFP his series of hyper-realistic paintings, depicting scenes from across Hong Kong.
“I was born in and grew up in Hong Kong. This is my home with all my family, friends and memories which are deeply relevant and integral to my identity,” Lee said. “To reciprocate the love, care and support that this community has provided for me, I would like to preserve the legacy of Hong Kong to show its vital spirit through my paintings, e.g. ‘Mutual Help,’ ‘Forever Guardian,’ ‘Striving for excellence,’ ‘Never give up,’ etc.”
Born in Hong Kong, Lee studied art and design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has had 18 solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Kunming, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Seoul, and Tokyo, among them was his most prominent show held in Singapore.
His work is in private collections in China, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Lee’s work will be on display at the Professor Aser But and 8 PolyDesign Alumni exhibition “Reflecting on Inner Self as Visual Artists” – a 30-year review show presenting over a hundred works of eight elite graduates of the Department of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University from the 1980s to the early 1990s.
Other artists invited by Professor But include Lammie Lam, Frank Kwok, Kinsan Chung, Gideon Lai, Hilton Tong, Sindy Lau and Tom Lau.
The exhibition’s opening ceremony will be held on May 17 from 5.30pm onwards at the Venue Exhibition Gallery, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay. An Artists’ Sharing Session will also be held on May 18 from 2 to 6pm. The show will open on May 17, 5.30 to 8pm, May 18 to 20 9am to 8pm, and May 21, 9am to 8pm.
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