Edgar Plans Brings "Optical Heroes" to Hong Kong's WAREHOUSE Gallery

Featuring over 60 artworks by the Spanish artist including his largest paintings to date.

By
Arts
1,883 Hypes 0 Comments

Edgar Plans is a visual artist currently based in Gijón, Spain who is known for his colorful, oil on canvas paintings featuring childlike characters set against abstract backdrops. Plans channels the primitive style and expressionist elements found in the works of Jean Michel-Basquiat while gleaning intuitive scrawling from the graffiti-heavy ouerve of Keith Haring. The artist sets himself apart from these two pop art masters by incorporating his recognizable, Mickey Mouse-eared figures across his vivid compositions.

Plans is currently displaying over 60 artworks at the WAREHOUSE gallery in Hong Kong as part of an exhibition titled “Optical Heroes” curated by Matt Chung. Making up a majority of those pieces is a selection of drawings portraying his “Animal Heroes” in various expressions and playful scenarios. The fledgling Hong Kong space merges arts and retail as it currently sells an assemblage of high fashion eyewear alongside Plans’ works. The space spans 700 square feet and will begin to regularly showcase new works by international artists.

In regards to the works, Chung expressed to HYPEBEAST that “among the collection, three of them are the artist’s biggest canvas to-date with “Animal Heroes” characters in glasses, as well as eyewear history and vision screening scattered in this masterpiece, powerfully capturing the attention of visitors entering the space.”

Check out the installation views for “Optical Heroes” in the slideshow above and visit Edgar Plans’ website for more works.

Elsewhere in art, the Brooklyn Museum recently announced its reopening date alongside a major KAWS exhibition.

WAREHOUSE Gallery
18 Pak Sha Road, 1/F
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi Instapump Fury Ankle Boot Appears In Glistening Black
Footwear

Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi Instapump Fury Ankle Boot Appears In Glistening Black

The patent leather croc-printed hybrid can be pre-ordered for $1,055 USD.

Turner Prize Winners Sign Open Letter Calling Out Redundancies at Tate Galleries
Arts

Turner Prize Winners Sign Open Letter Calling Out Redundancies at Tate Galleries

“Artists are workers, and workers are artists.”

Nike Dunk Low Disrupt Is a Chopped-Up Take on a Classic
Footwear

Nike Dunk Low Disrupt Is a Chopped-Up Take on a Classic

The women’s-exclusive style combines a platform stance with a slimmed-down shape.


I Would Like the Supreme x Pat McGrath Lipstick, Please
Fashion 

I Would Like the Supreme x Pat McGrath Lipstick, Please

In Pat McGrath, the indomitable streetwear brand has found the perfect beauty partner.

Alex da Kid Debuts First Collection From His Own Luxury Fashion Label
Fashion

Alex da Kid Debuts First Collection From His Own Luxury Fashion Label

Starring actor Gary Busey.

FaZe Clan’s SWAGG Is the Latest Twitch Streamer to Launch a Merch Line
Gaming

FaZe Clan’s SWAGG Is the Latest Twitch Streamer to Launch a Merch Line

He’s responsible for over 2,000 gaming videos.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.