“Oneness” (歸一) implies that all things in the universe are interconnected and share the same root. There is no distinction between you and me, nor any other living creature, but urban development and technological advancements have caused city dwellers to gradually overlook the preciousness of nature and forget the inseparable connection between nature and humanity.
The highlight of this exhibition and its related activities is to “Discover the Origin” (尋找本源). We hope visitors can appreciate the wisdom of nature and connect with our true source through this exhibition, and subsequently pay more attention to and cherish the countryside and wildlife. Our goal is for Hong Kong to become a more beautiful living environment in the future.
The works in this exhibition are created by artist ArBlackChris, who uses watercolours, acrylic and wood to depict nature and wildlife in his paintings. The artist creates multiple pieces showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of various wildlife and plants, expressing respect for all things in nature and the power of unity. We hope the public can find healing and inspiration from these works, while also gaining a deeper understanding of and concern for the nature that we are closely related to, and contribute to creating a more harmonious and beautiful natural environment.
The exhibition combines recordings of nature collected by local sound artist AK IN KK from the Kadoorie Farm forest with the artist's animal and plant works, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the natural atmosphere and appreciate the selfless gifts of nature through both visual and auditory senses.
In line with the exhibition theme of Discover the Origin, there are art workshops using the power of water, sound meditation, and fluid painting to help participants find peace and enlightenment, allowing them to appreciate the wisdom of “a world beyond just humans”.
About the artist:
ArBlackChris is a local artist who has been recognised in recent years as a full-time painter. His paintings revolve around animals, plants and nature, and in recent years, he has also begun to experiment with painting Zen-inspired works. He uses realistic brushstrokes to create works that convey a harmonious, calm and healing feeling to the viewer. Through this exhibition, ArBlackChris hopes to promote the importance of the local countryside and the beautiful connection between indigenous wildlife and ourselves. Through his own hands, he hopes to convey the selfless love and healing power of nature, and the strength it gives us when we feel weak.
|Venue:||Art House, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden|
|Address:||Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories|
|Date:||8 June – 30 September 2023 (closed irregularly in July and August, please refer to the website for details)|