Local Artist Chris Huen Sin Kan Is Inspired by Typhoon Mangkhut
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Oil-painted trees meet water-colour drawings of daily memorial fragments in local artist Chris Huen Sin Kan’s (b. 1991) latest works, which are currently on show at Gallery Exit.
Last year, when typhoon Mangkhut devastated Hong Kong, it also crumbled the bushes in front of Huen’s Yuen Long home, demonstrating the power of nature. The transformed landscape around him made him see both his home and neighbourhood in a different light, which inspired the paintings on show in his solo exhibition Tall Trees – and the things I might have forgotten.
In these new works, Huen explores the paradoxical and reciprocal relationship between humankind and the natural world. He does so by painting Hong Kong’s trees alongside mundane objects that he didn’t pay too much attention to prior to Mangkhut, such as a clock, toy car, and a tall door frame.