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HAJI Gallery presents "TWENTYBLISS"


CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS STATEMENTS

JONATHAN MARCO AEXEL
Born and raised in Hong Kong since 1992, Marco primarily works with oil on canvas. Travelling back and forth to Los Angeles has made him realise his appreciation of serenity found in a big body of water. Beauty is something that he constantly strives for and he finds joy in simplistic acts of sharing it with others.

JOCELYN CHAN
Having lived in multiple cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Los Angeles, London and Vancouver, Jocelyn's interests have shaped to become an awkward conglomeration of diversity. In trying to encompass this eclecticism and to reconcile that her home has been split to dot around the world, she hopes to transcend these differences. 

ELLIOTT COST
Raised by a family of artists, Elliott started out as the wide-eyed island boy from Hawaii. He left behind his love for papayas and journeyed over to Northern California. Immersing himself in a more urban setting, he continues to find inspiration in raw materials from nature and combines these elements in his work.

SARAH KOHLER
Growing up in Hong Kong has challenged Sarah to grasp onto something within the blur of the cityscape. Sharing a quiet passion for life – in people, in places, in daily doings, she makes it apparent in her photographs utilising both analogue and digital. Given the billions of people that reside in our world and the stories we have to match, there is something extremely humbling about the discovery of one individual tale at a time.

REBECCA LIN
Born into a creative and talented family within the different arts, Rebecca has always found oil painting and illustration her forté. Studying abroad in the UK has left traces of nostalgia and homesickness in her work. Whilst embracing her culture and the perks of being Eurasian, she debates the definition of home throughout her art.

CLAIRE RAYMOND
Her heart forever swimming in the Bay of California, Claire spends her time dreaming and frolicking through meadows while obsessing over detailed painting, drawing, ceramic and textile works. Taking inspiration from people that she meets, and their various perceptions of reality, she attempts to channel this complicated balance of dark weight and uneasy humour into her characters.


 

HAJI Gallery
1 Lok Ku Road,
Sheung Wan,
Hong Kong

 

 

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