Hong Kong illustrator and artist Bo Law creates fantastic worlds brimming with quirky characters and imaginative architecture often using barely more than a marker. In 2018, a whale appeared in his murals for the first time. Since then, it has become one of his favourite subjects to paint. Why? Because this majestic creature symbolises hope... Continue Reading →
Riitta Kuisma, creator of jungles within the urban jungle
Riitta revives the true meaning of jungle within urban jungle. Armed with brushes and paints, she adds a vibrant fauna and flora to the city’s concrete walls. Besides nature, cityscapes and people are also on her agenda. No matter the subject matter, though, all her works are beautifully and meticulously executed, emanating a feeling of... Continue Reading →
10 fabulous international street artists that left their mark in Hong Kong
Wait a second! Street Art in Hong Kong? Hong Kong is associated with its stunning skyline, mouthwatering culinary treats and, of course, with its finance and trade activities. It is even considered as an important art trading hub with the annual Art Basel Hong Kong and branches of renowned auction houses Sotheby’s and Christie’s. But... Continue Reading →
Taka x Musubi Hiro
Taka’s signature style is a whirlwind of lines and colours combined with elements of design, architecture, nature and portraiture. Since late June his cool style can be seen above the doors of soon-to-open izakaya/ gastropub Musubi Hiro on Cochrane Street. I caught up with Taka on his final day of painting to talk to him... Continue Reading →
Go Hung – Hong Kong’s Warhol?!
A classic pop art image, Warhol’s Campbell soup represents an everyday household item turned into art. Local artist Go Hung’s equivalent to Warhol’s Campbell soup is the ubiquitous Good Morning towel. Good Morning towels??? Let me quickly introduce them. Good Morning towels are lengthy white cotton towels with a red bilingual “Good Morning” print. They... Continue Reading →
“Smell of Stars”: East-meets-West captured in a mural
Hong Kong, the place where East-meets-West. Cliche or not, it’s definitely true of the recent collaboration between The French Girl Caroline and Rainbo and their mural Smell of Stars for the Colour the World exhibition. The Artists Born and raised in Paris, Caroline developed an early appreciation for street art, especially for the works by... Continue Reading →
Barlo, aka Gianluca Crudele, has currently a solo exhibition Zhi the Outlaw showing at Square Street Gallery (until June 18th, 2021). With this body of work he tells the story of fictional character Zhi from the Taoist text Zhuangzi. Best of all, Barlo lets the story of Zhi spill right out onto the street by... Continue Reading →
Reflections – Alex Croft’s latest mural
Alex Croft's mural Yaumati in Central's Graham Street is doubtlessly one of Hong Kong's best-known murals. Since its creation for lifestyle store G.O.D. in 2012, it has appeared in countless Instagram posts, even became known as "THE Instagram Wall". The mural depicts a quintessential Hong Kong streetscape reminiscing the distinctively different facades of old school... Continue Reading →
Space Invaders in Hong Kong: Survivors and a Newcomer.
The Newcomer At the beginning of December last year a new Invader piece was spotted in Hong Kong. It didn’t take long and the first pictures popped up across Instagram. With a little bit of asking around and researching maps, I managed to find it. May I present, Invader’s latest coup in Hong Kong: This... Continue Reading →
Space Invaders in Hong Kong: Conclusion of the hunt!
I’m afraid the Space Invader hunt has come to an end… On one of Invader’s Instagram photos, I read there were 48 pieces from the latest Hong Kong invasion. Thanks to my friend Louis, I was able to locate the last missing Space Invader in my collection. I found it close to the Stanley Pier... Continue Reading →