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By Shimron Singh | May 26th, 2023
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Starts : May 25, 2023
  • Ends : June 18, 2023

Get ready to dive into the vibrant energy and cinematic flair of Hong Kong with Jun Oson’s latest exhibition, “MOTLEY”. The Japanese artist pays tribute to the iconic 90s movies of Hong Kong, showcasing the city’s cultural identity and individuality to the world.

Curated by WAY by Way of Difference at Gallery by the Harbour, “MOTLEY” features 15 paintings that depict signature scenes from classic Hong Kong action and comedy movies like ‘In the Mood for Love’, ‘A Better Tomorrow’, and ‘Out of the Dark’. Oson masterfully blends his pop art and manga styles with vibrant colors, bringing the essence of Hong Kong to life in each of his paintings.

But “MOTLEY” isn’t just about nostalgia. Oson also captures his unique vision of Hong Kong as a powerful and energetic city, where all kinds of happenings and people come together. This diversity is evident in his paintings, which depict characters of different races and imaginative creatures mingling with humans.

One of the exhibition’s standout pieces is “Street Corner,” a tribute to Hong Kong’s vibrant nightlife. Oson brings together a diverse cast of characters, including a woman wearing a Chinese qipao, a man dressed in a white suit, and a skeleton in casual wear, all gathered together on a street corner.

Through “MOTLEY,” Oson infuses his signature positive graphic work with the cinematic energy of Hong Kong’s iconic 90s movies. The exhibition runs from May 25 to June 18 at Gallery by the Harbour.

Oson’s art has been exhibited across the globe, from England and France to Dubai and Beijing, and his work has resonated with a wide audience. With “MOTLEY,” he brings his unique artistic vision to Hong Kong, infusing the city’s cultural identity with a contemporary twist.

If you’re a Hong Kong movie enthusiast, identifying the referenced scenes in Oson’s paintings can be a delightful challenge. But even if you’re not, “MOTLEY” is a must-see exhibition that showcases the vibrancy and individuality of Hong Kong. Don’t miss the chance to experience the power and energy of Oson’s art, and immerse yourself in the iconic 90s movies of Hong Kong.

Where? Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City)

When? 25 May 2023 – 18 June 2023

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