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HKFP Lens: Jackson Lee’s award-winning, hyper-realistic paintings of Hong Kong life

Award-winning artist Jackson Lee has shared with HKFP his series of hyper-realistic paintings, depicting scenes from across Hong Kong.

Upstream and downstream.

Upstream and downstream. By: Jackson Lee.

“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.”

Striving for Excellence. By: Jackson Lee.

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.

Solid Foundation.

Solid Foundation. By: Jackson Lee.

His work is in private collections in China, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Rooted in Survival.

Rooted in Survival. By: Jackson Lee.

Ready to Go.

Ready to Go. By: Jackson Lee.

Never Give Up.

Never Give Up. By: Jackson Lee.

Neighbourly.

Neighbourly. By: Jackson Lee.

Mutual Help.

Mutual Help. By: Jackson Lee.

Live in Plenty.

Live in Plenty. By: Jackson Lee.

In a Better Light.

In a Better Light. By: Jackson Lee.

Forever Guardian.

Forever Guardian. By: Jackson Lee.

Fight Alongside.

Fight Alongside. By: Jackson Lee.

Enjoyment.

Enjoyment. By: Jackson Lee.

Contentment.

Contentment. By: Jackson Lee.

Ceasing from Work.

Ceasing from Work. By: Jackson Lee.

Back Home.

Back Home. By: Jackson Lee.

After the Rain.

After the Rain. By: Jackson Lee.

A Rewarding Journey

A Rewarding Journey. By: Jackson Lee.

Time of Marks.

Time of Marks. By: Jackson Lee.

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.

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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.

jackson Lee at work.

Jackson Lee at work.

Visit Lee’s website or Facebook for more.


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HKFP Lens: Jackson Lee's award-winning, hyper-realistic paintings of Hong Kong life