Hong Kong-based artist Emily Eldridge is probably best known for her installation projects (including with department store giant Lane Crawford) but she also makes these sweet sculptures out of found objects including dustpans, toilet brushes and stationary folders. Cute and quirky, just like the designer herself.
Though now based in the United States, Simon Birch remains a darling of the contemporary art world in Hong Kong. The majority of his work features immense paintings with figures that seem to be falling or jumping in various degrees of abstraction. Though these pieces deal with themes of transition, Birch has also explored the concept of myth as he expands into installation, reflected in 2010 in HOPE AND GLORY: A CONCEPTUAL CIRCUS, Hong Kong’s largest installation to date.
I recently went to a cool place called the Cattle Depot Artist Village, one of the few places in Hong Kong where artists gather and meet to create. The site was originally used as a slaughterhouse between 1908 and 1999 but now has been renovated into a village for artists.
Bovey Lee is a full-time artist, living and working in Philadelphia. Originally from Hong Kong, Lee creates highly intricate paper-cuts on rice paper by hand (no laser cutting machines involved) and then backs them with silk.