Byon 22 Aug
For Art Hong Kong 2011, designer and artist Tom Binns announced a four-way collaboration with On Pedder, JOYCE and Madhouse Contemporary gallery for his first ever exhibition in Asia.
Under the curation of Madhouse Contemporary, JOYCE’s main window was transformed into the “It is Now” exhibition with a display of Tom Binns’ Dadaism inspired works covering over 30 years of art practice, including pieces featured in his books Incite 2009 & Incite 2010. On May 27th, the doors opened to art enthusiasts for a special preview of the exhibition and a rare opportunity to meet the artist. "I am thrilled to be able to present my recent work for the first time in Hong Kong with On Pedder who have graciously allowed me to have this opportunity”, states the artist. “It's going to be far out in the Far East!"
Beside the art exhibition on the ground floor there was a showcase of art pieces from Tom Binns’ Maasai Future Fantastic Fluo collection, inspired by African tribes, together with a preview of his Autumn Winter 2011 collections.
As well as the Sonic Sonnets collection, featuring the most innovative art pieces in neon colours that draw inspiration from bioluminescent sea creatures, a Black Room concept, gave the audience the experience of being inside an aquarium, presenting the viewers with a profound visual experience beyond the artist’s craftsmanship and imagery.
These pieces are physical poems. These are the ingredients of my inspiration…
Undisciplined dexterity accompanies the dialogue of hands. Daring to create the intrusion of memory with the facilities of truth, abilities of necessity, and humility of manners. Not forgetting the humour of being, the contradiction of sense, and the irritation at ambition and ignorance. An outburst of colour slaps sensibility. The need to create and the vocabulary of innocence.
Approval towards the preciousness of disregard. Dread is a silence of no one, just because. The thinking of a lifetime constructed in adornment. In defence of compromise. The nuance of coincidence, the choice of truths that defy the eye. The imaginable sum of all my unnamable predecessors. Solid truth dissolves as an articulate heart meanders. Possibilities of imagination, struggling with ideals, the solution that sounds familiar. A moment of forever in constant flow, you seep to the bone. The argument for certainty in a world of constant change. The authority of hopelessness and standard neglect. Balance of the contradiction of contempt, channelled into the anger at mediocrity. Constant coincidence. The talk of silence deafens, definitely. The vanity of ignorance, the solitude of learning, an absolutely necessary object. A heartfelt toughly touches.
- Tom Binns
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