Layers of Hong Kong: Camille Levert’s Captivating Photo Collages
Why We Recommend it
This is an exhibition of tactile, three-dimensional works that collide the spirit of old Hong Kong with the present day.
Camille Levert (b. 1974) is a Hong Kong-based French photographer and artist. Her meticulous photo collages, which she has been creating since 2015, pay tribute to 1970s – 90s Hong Kong and its buildings that might disappear in the near future, including theatres, old shops and corner houses.
In order to create her three-dimensional collages, Levert starts by using her own photos of today’s Hong Kong, which she then layers with images of days gone by—iconic movie posters and references, street signs, people—and other tactile techniques such as embroidery. The result is a multilayered, detailed and nostalgia-inducing work that immediately draws in the viewer.
This solo exhibition, entitled Layers of Hong Kong, features her most recent body of work.