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BACKGROUND/FOREGROUND | Artist Talk with Marcel Heijnen

  • Blue Lotus Gallery 28 Pound Lane Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)


by Marcel Heijnen

A talk by Dutch photographer Marcel Heijnen who in recent years rose to international fame with his Hong Kong Shop Cats series. He will show work of his different ongoing photo series and talk about his journey from a graphic designer to a photographer/publisher. Focus will be on his unique Residue method of taking poetic abstracted shots of cities. Limited edition prints are available during the event and the artist will be happy to sign his books.


Marcel Heijnen is a photographer, designer and musician. Originally from the Netherlands, he has called Asia his home since 1992. Self-taught in nearly everything he does, Marcel’s creativity is driven by a general curiosity about life and its meaning. He works, often concurrently, on a number of photo series, capturing vastly different aspects of life in Asia, but with urbanisation and impermanence as underlying themes.

Marcel has published 4 photo books to date with Hong Kong Shop Cats being a bestseller, now in its 5th edition. He is currently working on a book about China Shop Cats, to be published in the mainland later this year.

Come and get your Marcel Heijnen books signed and get up close and personal with the artist.

This event is in collaboration with the Dutch Consulate of Hong Kong under it’s ongoing event ‘Dutch Days 2019’