Hong Kong’s Over the Influence gallery is spotlighting a selection of US-based artists in a group exhibition titled “Rise and Shine.” Reflective of some of the most exciting popular contemporary art today, the show features works by late American artist LeRoy Neiman, who is known for his brightly colored paintings and posters of athletes, sporting events and leisure activities.
A key piece of the exhibition is Neiman’s Knicks vs Lakers painting, which depicts a 2011 Knicks vs. Lakers game in vibrant hues. Featured prominently in the piece is Kobe Bryant jumping in mid air to steal the ball from Jeremy Lin. The work illustrates the acclaimed artist’s signature expressionist style, evoking a sense of dynamism and action. After the shocking death of Bryant back in January, the painting has newfound resonance as it captures his energetic spirit and enduring legacy.
Other featured artists in “Rise and Shine” include Andy Dixon, Aaron Johnson, Erik Parker and Gosha Levochkin. The “cheery collection” of paintings, sculptures and drawings showcase “a view of contemporary ideologies in bright hues and refreshing configurations,” as per a statement from the exhibition.
Check out Neiman’s Knicks vs Lakers painting in the gallery above. Beginning April 3, “Rise and Shine” will be on view at Over the Influence gallery in Hong Kong.
Over the Influence
1/F, 159 Hollywood Rd
Central, Hong Kong