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23/10/2016 - 31/12/2017


Co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre, Public Art Hong Kong and the MTR, the new MTR Kwun Tong Line Extension Whampoa Station and Ho Man Tin Station will be brought alive with art projects by the local renowned artists, Lam Tung Pang and Heung Kin-fung. The final artworks are displayed at the two stations upon their operation in 23 October 2016.

“History and Imagination – Whampoa” @ MTR Kwun Tong Line Extension – Whampoa Station

“History and Imagination – Whampoa”, is a celebration of the past and present of Whampoa. Created with the participation of the local community, artist Lam Tung-pang has integrated the communities' memories, historical images and students’ drawings in a mural that enriches and inspires the imagination. With his distinctive artistic style, the artwork uses traditional brush drawing as a background but also integrates the different aspects of a community in constant movement and development; the people, buildings and landscape of Whampoa and the surrounding area are portrayed in a range of vibrant colours.

Artist
Lam Tung-pang studied Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before undertaking an MA at Central Saint Martins College of Art, London. He’s works often relate to specific situations in collective memory and social content. He paints in the style of Chinese landscapes but at the same time integrates the different contradictory fluxes of a society in constant movement where – the art itself becomes the journey and multiple landscapes connect places, times, memories and dreams.

“Between Nature and the City” @ MTR Kwun Tong Line Extension – Ho Man Tin Station

The name “Ho Man Tin” reflects the agricultural history of the area surrounding the station, long before today’s modern housing and commercial developments. Streams from the surrounding hills to the east offered water for cultivation, the latter reflected in the area's name last Chinese character, i.e. tin, 田, which means field. The "Ho" (何) and "Man" (文) part of the name are both Chinese surnames; so Ho Man Tin represents the agricultural land owned by the "Ho" and "Man", the major families who took their residence around the area.

The artwork is inspired by the theme of “field”, something between nature and the city. It is relatively closer to nature when compared to the hustle and bustle of a city; meanwhile it is more closely related with development and modern agriculture when compared to the natural environment. The artwork shows a series of birds inhabiting a magnificent and harmonious environment within which the audience can see traces of local buildings and landmarks. “Between nature and the city” – this is a dream place to live.

Artist
Heung Kin-fung, Alex, received his MFA & BA (Fine Art) degrees from RMIT University, Australia (co-presented with Hong Kong Art School). In addition to his work in painting, he is also an art educator and graphic designer. Layers, contrast and juxtaposition of images are important elements in Alex’s paintings. His works are often characterized by his poetic interpretation of human, urban and nature, in which the “animal subject” often behaves with human traits, casting a contrast and reflection to our understanding of what life depends upon.

 

 


Details
VENUE :

Whampoa Station Platform; Transfer Concourse, Kwun Tong Line Extension (KTE) Platform and Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Platform of Ho Man Tin Station

PRESENTED & ORGANIZED :

MTR Corporation Limited

PROGRAMME ENQUIRY :

2582 0225 / info@publicart.org.hk

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT :

Artistic Partners: Hong Kong Arts Centre and Public Art Hong Kong.

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