Potpourri: Sin Sin Man’s Secret Garden of Art
Why We Recommend it
Hong Kong art and fashion maven Sin Sin Man‘s latest sensory-immersive artworks invite viewers to reach deep into their sensorial memories.
A potpourri is a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually used for scent, or a miscellaneous collection, or medley. To Sin Sin, the word stands for a complex mixture of colours, fragrances, textures and tastes. It is a theme that echoes alternative ways each of us view, create and combine our positions and art within our community and society to create a visual narrative of shared experience.
In her latest exhibition, Sin Sin explores the pockets of abundance of her “secret garden”, interpreting her ideas through the materiality of paint, brush, hand and the use of different senses. Past and future are important, as is preserving the moment. She juxtaposes old with new, people with objects, and nature to marry different eras and ambiguities into her wabi-sabi ‘dreamscapes’. Her works, which are made with crunched paper, ink, wood, textile and scent, engage with the past to re-establish her place in the present.