Coverage: “Art Bodega” Group Show at K11 Art Mall, Hong Kong

The word “Bodega” means “grocery” in Spanish, which we call “士多” (Store) in Hong Kong. The character of a grocery store is one-stop, all-inclusive, and most importantly, friendly. Galleries and art have always been a little distant from the public, they are often labelled as high class and unaffordable, it seems that everyone in the field is often comparing each other’s taste and wealth in an unhealthy manner.

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This fallacy is probably deeply ingrained in many people’s hearts in Hong Kong. In view of this, Matt Chung, the founder of Art Streaming and Off The Record, curated “Art Bodega” during the difficult times that the world is still facing, and brought
together five artists to the K11 Art Mall.

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Artists from different countries include Jon Burgerman from the UK, Maria Imaginario from Portugal, Timothy Gatenby from the UK, Gunwoo Park from South Korea, and 2timesperday from Hong Kong, brought forces to create this art pop-up exhibition with food as a main theme.

The exhibition consists of PIZZZA vinly figure and his original paintings specially made by Jon Burgerman and Off The Record, iconic pastelle colored lollipop sculptures handmade by Maria Imaginario, Timothy Gatenby’s reinterpretation of famous Anime characters with fast food items, Gunwoo Park, which is an expert at recreating objects with masking tape and LED lights, produced a few Hong Kong people’s childhood delicacies for his first Hong Kong exhibition, and lastly, 2timesperday from Hong Kong used his popular Illustration technique on Instagram to produce five prints related to food, hoping to let viewers reflect on humanity. During the epidemic, it is difficult for everyone to leave their house or even have a proper meal at a restaurant with friends. Under this special situation, through “Art Bodega”, hopefully everyone can be reminded that any type of interaction in person should always be cherished, while enjoying “food” in an art form, art can also be served as food for thought.

During the epidemic, it is difficult for everyone to leave their house or even have a proper meal at a restaurant with friends. Under this special situation, through “Art Bodega”, hopefully everyone can be reminded that any type of interaction in person should always be cherished, while enjoying “food” in an art form, art can also be served as food for thought.

Take a look below for more photos from “Art Bodega”.

Works by Gunwoo Park

Works by Gunwoo Park

Works by Gunwoo Park, Layered masking tapes and LED

“Pizzza” Vinyl toy by Jon Burgerman

Works by 2timesperday

Works by Maria Imaginario

Works by 2timesperday

“When life gives you twists and turns” by Maria Imaginario, 2021

Works by Tim Gatenby

Works by Tim Gatenby

Source: streetartnews.net

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