New Gallery on Old Bailey proudly presents Tikka’s eighth solo exhibition “The Next Station is …… New Beginning”. Tikka Ng, a Hong Kong artist, illustrator and designer, is best known for his “So Ha” art. “So Ha” is a classic Chinese term for infants, his work often depicts Chinese mythical legends using infants with angelic faces in a colorful, cartoon style. In this exhibition, Tikka examines the emergence of life, looking into the origin that marks the milestone of “So Ha”. More than 30 new works will be showcased. “The Next Station is …… New Beginning” will be on view from 24th April to 12th June, 2015. You are cordially invited to the opening reception on 24th April at 6pm.
Tikka’s creativity has taken a deep root in China’s traditional culture; he has incorporated strong Chinese traits in his artistic expression. Fusing the distinct Chinese characteristics with Western elements and Japanese superflat technique, Tikka ultimately creates his own narrative and recognizable style. In the recent body of work, Tikka investigates the traditional Chinese value of death and life. “Before the life journey begins, we have all waited on a platform, gasping for the first breath, opening our eyes and catching a glimpse of the whole new world. The platform is a place of purity, where only the heartbeat of the mother and the murmur of the outside world can be heard.” Tikka reconstructs his own imagined interpretation of the stage before birth. Unravels the mystery of life, making visible what is hidden.
Compare with Tikka’s past series, “So Ha” in the recent work appears more pure and innocent with just the hint of a smile on the face, seemingly as unsullied as fresh fallen snow. His use of pastel color palette and detail brush strokes, setting against the soft angelic features, has created the dreamy and heavenly atmosphere, sparks an intense curiosity about the dimension of life before birth.
廸嘉，本地著名藝術家，插畫師和設計師，將再次舉行第八次個人作品展“月台”. 廸嘉的創作以「蘇蝦」角色見稱。 「蘇蝦」，是廣東人傳統對嬰孩的暱稱。他筆下的民間傳說人物及故事以色彩斑斕，天使面孔般的卡通造型「蘇蝦」描繪，為東方傳統披上一件活潑的彩衣。是次展覽“月台”，將會展出三十多幅全新作品，探索生命的價值和奧秘，發掘「蘇蝦」由來的根源。展期由2015年4月24日至6月12日。我們誠邀您參加4月24日晚上6時的開幕酒會，並與畫家見面。
廸嘉的創作深深紮根於中華傳統文化之中，作品散發著濃郁的中國特色，加入西方元素及日本superflat繪畫技巧，創作自己獨有的論述方式及代表性的風格。廸嘉的畫風於新作中减少了中國特色元素，但於中國傳統對生與死的價值進行探討。「在生命旅程未展開前，我們都曾經在月台等待著， 等待著第一次的呼吸，第一次睜開眼睛，看看人間世態； 月台上，未曾沾上半點凡塵，這一片純潔的淨土， 只聽到媽媽的心跳聲，和人間的微弱聲音。」廸嘉重新構建生命未開始時的階段，把隱藏的生命奥秘揭開。
Apr 4 - Jun 12, 2015
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