|Cuándo:||28 feb de 2018 - 05 may de 2018|
|Inauguración:||28 feb de 2018|
|Dónde:||Galería Puerta Roja / 1F, SOHO 189, 189 Queen’s Road / Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Organizada por:||Galería Puerta Roja|
|Artistas participantes:||Laurent Martin - LO|
Puerta Roja is proud to present Zhu Qi「竹氣」, the first solo exhibition of Laurent Martin ‘Lo’ in Asia, with a new series of his bamboo artworks inspired by the artist’s travels to Hong Kong and the city’s iconic junk boats. Titled Zhu Qi, which is the literal meaning for chi or energy of bamboo, the exhibition is centred around the theme of wind and sails referring to Hong Kong’s maritime origins and seascapes. The exhibition displays a brand-new series of works from the artist’s Junk series, featuring the large-scale mobile installation Typhoon as one of the show’s highlights. The piece captures the storm’s power whilst reflecting the equilibrium in the forces of nature. Although from a Western perspective, the artistic practice of Laurent Martin ‘Lo’ has developed around Eastern philosophical and spiritual beliefs he has encountered during his travels across the Asian continent. ‘Lo’ interprets the ancient and traditional material of bamboo whilst alluding to the balance of the four natural elements (earth, wood, fire and air).