Bling Dynasty by Ernest Chang
Time Out says
One of our favourite Hong Kong-based artists Ernest Chang is back with a brand new show! Titled Bling Dynasty, the exhibition features a series of new artworks created using techniques inspired by Western and Chinese art and handicraft traditions, including silkscreen prints on plexiglass, resin and bronze sculptures, as well as traditional embroidery and calligraphy. Drawing visual references from beloved animation and gaming titles such as South Park, Family Guy, and Rick and Morty – along with iconic logos from luxury fashion houses – Ernest fuses his characteristic pop art style into recognisable iconography from Tang and Han Dynasty paintings.
Making a powerful visual impact with seemingly contradictive aesthetics, this collection of East-meets-West artworks gives a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the dominating influence of Chinese consumer power on the global marketplace. In addition, a new series of screenprints on plexiglass is also on show, where minuscule dots are printed in layers with colourful compositions underneath, creating a parallax effect that invites viewers to step into the artist's shoes as a colour-blind artist.