Robert’s first solo show in Hong Kong, the “Sandworm” exhibition, channels American science fiction novelist Frank Herbert‘s Dune referencing the sandworm as the protector of “the spice”- a metaphor to the contradiction between nature and human civilization. Humans know very well the dangers and risks that are associated with a precarious rewards but still maintain and come up with inventive measures in obtaining and achieving said rewards. As the artist comments: “The search for the meaning of life requires a new consciousness, the anticipation of facing the unknown and one may enter the deeps.”
Robert’s works can be identified by the use of blue shades, washed out residual colors, and a dreamlike ethereal atmosphere. On top of the watercolor canvases, this exhibition with WOAW Gallery and Case Studyo sees the production of a wooden sculpture and a small bronze figure. The hand-carved wooden sculpture features a portrait of a man with a full torso and bust close-up, finished with acrylic paint. The bronze figure sees a mushroom figure in sandals and is titled Toadstool in Birkenstock’s. Those in Hong Kong can attend the exhibition from June 24 – July 19.
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