RECONSTRUCT is an exhibition showcasing two artists who work with the reassembling of photographs; one via analogue techniques and the other digital. Alexis Ip is known for his 3D ‘Fotomo’ collage; hand-cut collages of vernacular Hong Kong street scenes while Stefan Irvine’s expanding photo-series, ‘The Last Tong Lau,’ plays in the digital domain by re-stitching numerous images together, manifesting in a seamless creation that appears hyper-real and simultaneously surreal. Both artists tell stories of Hong Kong’s rich heritage by responding to it’s disappearing architecture and street culture. Art imitates life and RECONSTRUCT shows two artists who creatively reorganize reality in order for us to see it more clearly, and in effect better remember, cherish and learn from it.
The exhibition will feature about 20 works from both artists including Alexis Ip’s ‘3D Neon Fantasies’; made in collaboration with Keith Macgregor. During the exhibition Blue Lotus Gallery will host an Artist Talk with Stefan Irvine and a 3D ‘Fotomo’ photo collage workshop with Alexis Ip.