Gravity

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Gravity

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Soluna Fine Art is proud to present a group exhibition, ‘Gravity 重力’, with four artists based in Hong Kong and the Netherlands, including Rosalyn Ng, Tobe Kan, Uzine Park, and Zang Zong-Son. The exhibition will showcase a group of paintings and mixed media drawings of botany, still life, and landscapes that oscillate between abstraction-figuration, portraying liminal space between the mind and the physical world. ‘Gravity 重力’ will be on view from 25 November to 15 December, with an opening on 24 November (Thursday), 2022. 

 

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?

 Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu; 莊子)

The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu, 369 BCE to 286 BCE <Paraphrased from the original version> 


 

The butterfly dream parable by Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi has deep roots in Taoist thoughts toward defining reality versus illusion, explaining that our awareness of happy existence and self-contentment can consciously transform the fixed reality. However, nature, the living system, is not free from chaos—when unpredictable plagues and earthquakes emerge catastrophically outside of our control. A butterfly, an organism most robbed of the power to inflict pain on others, cannot be romanticized for its only delightful aspects without considering its ephemeral life cycles of instability.

 

Precisely is why the concept of gravity may alleviate our perception of reality. Gravity is the fundamental life force that keeps all opposing principles shaping the environment into one seemingly orderly blueprint. The exhibited works are also portraying botany, flowers, trees, and landscapes composed of interdependent colors, lines, and shapes. However, although the viewers may expect to feel like they are looking at pristine and paradisal French impressionist landscapes, they also discover the deformation and erasure of visual properties that relate to the raw truth about nature. 

‘Gravity 重力’ is an exhibition about human intuition that guides us to search for an alternate understanding of reality, like the viewers who envision the colors and forms as harmoniously balanced and conflicting at the same time when looking at the works. 

Selected Works
Rosalyn Ng, Moon river, 2022, Pastel, charcoal, pencil on canvas, 68 x 150 cm
Rosalyn Ng, Untitled, 2021, Pastel, ink, charcoal on paper, 53 x 38 cm

Rosalyn Ng

Moon river, 2022

Pastel, charcoal, pencil on canvas

68 x 150 cm​

Rosalyn Ng

Untitled, 2021

Pastel, ink, charcoal on paper

53 x 38 cm

Rosalyn Ng, Minor white, 2022, Pastel, charcoal, pencil on canvas, 57 x 100 cm
Rosalyn Ng, When the shades of night come, 2022, Pastel, mixed media on canvas, 57 x 100 cm

Rosalyn Ng

Minor white, 2022

Pastel, charcoal, pencil on canvas

57 x 100 cm​

Rosalyn Ng

When the shades of night come, 2022

Pastel, charcoal, pencil, color pencil on canvas

57 x 100 cm​

Tobe Kan, Awake 12, 2022, Acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 120 x 90 cm
Tobe Kan, Awake 14, 2022, Acrylic, colored pencil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
Tobe Kan, Awake 16, 2022, Acrylic, colored pencil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm

Tobe Kan

Awake 12, 2022

Acrylic, oil pastel on canvas

120 x 90 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake 14, 2022

Acrylic, colored pencil on canvas

24 x 30 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake 16, 2022

Acrylic, colored pencil on canvas

24 x 30 cm

Tobe Kan, Awake 17, 2022, Acrylic, colored pencil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm
Tobe Kan, Awake 18, 2022, Acrylic, oil pastel on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake 17, 2022

Acrylic, colored pencil on canvas

24 x 30 cm

 

Tobe Kan

Awake 18, 2022

Acrylic, oil pastel on canvas

120 x 90 cm

Uzine Park, Sound of sunset, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 53 x 45.5 cm
Uzine Park, There-winter, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 50 cm
Uzine Park, There-autumn, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

Uzine Park

Sound of sunset, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

53 x 45.5 cm

Uzine Park

There-winter, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

60 x 50 cm

 

Uzine Park

There-autumn, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

50 x 60 cm

Uzine Park, Energy of Aalicante, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 162.2 x 130.3 cm
Uzine Park, Sound of spring, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 33.5 x 54 cm

Uzine Park

Energy of Aalicante, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

162.2 x 130.3 cm

Zang Zong-Son, High-key decision, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 50.8 x 40.6 cm​

Zang Zong-Son

High-key decision, 2022

Acrylic gouache on wood panel

50.8 x 40.6 cm

 

Uzine Park

Sound of spring, 2022

Acrylic on canvas

33.5 x 54 cm

Zang Zong-Son, Tender Breeze, 2022, Acrylic gouache, crayon, graphite on wood panel, 45.7 x 45.7 cm

 

Zang Zong-Son

Tender Breeze, 2022

Acrylic gouache, crayon, graphite on wood panel

45.7 x 45.7 cm

Zang Zong-Son, This world is mine, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 60.9 x 60.9 cm

 

Zang Zong-Son

This world is mine, 2022

Acrylic gouache on wood panel 

60.9 x 60.9 cm

Zang Zong-Son, After a second chance, 2022, Acrylic gouache on wood panel, 50.8 x 40.6 cm​

 

Zang Zong-Son

After a second chance, 2022

Acrylic gouache on wood panel

50.8 x 40.6 cm