Karin Weber Gallery

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Tsang Chui Mei: Century

Tsang Chui Mei: Smoggy

Tang Ying Chi: The Place ‧The Time VII

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Tang Ying Chi: The Place ‧The Time V

Tang Ying Chi: The Place ‧The Time I

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Tang Ying Chi: The Place ‧The Time III

Tang Ying Chi: The Place ‧The Time VI

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Exhibition Details

Exhibition

Seven Weeks Five Days

Date + Time

9th April to 1st June 2024

Location

Karin Weber Gallery

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Karin Weber Gallery is excited to announce ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’, an artistic collaboration between two renowned female talents in the Hong Kong arts scene. Good friends and inspired colleagues, Tang Ying Chi and Tsang Chui Mei combine forces and creativity in this show, pairing their paintings to create a unique dialogue between two individuals and their artistic energies.

Tsang Chui Mei is renowned for her semi-abstract landscapes. She delicately layers paint on paint, then constructs delicate layers by scratching, honing and polishing to achieve her own flowing compositions or ‘scenes’. Nature, its mountains and rocks, is implied via cracks, rugged surfaces and thick applications of paint, whilst multiple perspectives in each piece hint at Tsang’s roots in traditional Chinese painting. Says the artist, “my work implies the sense of impermanence that temporal things, in a continuous change of condition, are subject to decline and renewal.”

Tang Ying Chi’s landscapes are more defined through some outlines and strong colour washes yet are also entirely imaginary. The artist equally draws on the inspiration and techniques of Chinese landscape painting in applying multiple perspectives in her work. For Stella Tang, ‘’the making of art gives me opportunities to think of our living life in all perspectives.”
As both artists choose works to feature side by side in carefully selected pairings for ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’ – a show as long as its title suggests – the dynamic of their relationship comes to life and generates an energy of its own.

The visuals in ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’ are underpinned by a soundscape by Dino Rib. Scoring: Genesis comprises exhibition soundtracks created especially for this exhibition. By manipulating audio samples and incorporating live-recorded audio feedback, this durational sound work investigates the dialogue between the components of painting, such as layering, texture, mark-making, rhythm and those of sonic compositions. Additionally, Scoring: Genesis endeavours to sonify the domain that extends beyond verbalization, capturing the abstract, atmospheric, and at times emotional qualities inherent in the paintings that underlie the creation of the landscapes.

A dialogue between two talented friends and colleagues, Tang Ying Chi and Tsang Chui Mei, enhanced by its very own sonic composition by Dino Rib, brings its own unique energy to a gallery space, and takes ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’ to flourish. Here at Karin Weber Gallery, we are excited to be part of this artistic journey.

About the Artists:

Tang Ying Chi is an active arts practitioner combining various roles as practising artist, educator, curator and writer. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Fine Art from RMIT, Australia. Tang has held over twenty solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas. Notable awards, fellowships or residency programmes include the Professor May-Ching Kao Arts Development Fund (2021), Hong Kong Artists Exchange Programme in Gyeongju, Korea, organised by Gyeongju City and Gyeongbuk Newspaper(2017), Visiting Fellow at the Hong Kong Design Institute (2016-17), Artist Residency at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and Art Quarter Budapest in Hungary (2015), Artist Residency at the Faculty of Art of Chiangmai University in Thailand (2012), Artist-in-Residence at the Department of Visual Studies of Lingnan University (2010), People of the Time at the 60th Anniversary of the British Council in Hong Kong (2008), and the Urban Council Fine Arts Award at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial (1996).

Tsang Chui Mei (b. 1972) obtained her Bachelor (1996) and Master (2004) degrees in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 and 2004. She is currently a lecturer in Hong Kong Art School’s Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Recent exhibitions include: ‘When Will I See You Again’ at SC Gallery, Hong Kong (2022), ‘Day Or Night’ at Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong (2021), ‘ARTFEM Women Artists International Biennial of Macau’, Galeria Lisboa, Macau (2020). Her works are held by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Fringe Club, Hotel ICON, Hotel Stage, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – all in Hong Kong, the Philippe Charriol Foundation, and private collectors in Hong Kong and across Asia.

Dino Rib (Wong Lok Hin) is a time-based media artist who focuses on moving images, sonic art and live performances. Dino obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, followed by a Master’s degree in Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University. Over the years, his works and performances have been presented locally and overseas in Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Apart from his personal artistic practice, Dino is also the founding member of the local artist collective EJAR, an independent curator and an art educator in various institutes. 

Karin Weber Gallery is excited to announce ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’, an artistic collaboration between two renowned female talents in the Hong Kong arts scene. Good friends and inspired colleagues, Tang Ying Chi and Tsang Chui Mei combine forces and creativity in this show, pairing their paintings to create a unique dialogue between two individuals and their artistic energies.

Tsang Chui Mei is renowned for her semi-abstract landscapes. She delicately layers paint on paint, then constructs delicate layers by scratching, honing and polishing to achieve her own flowing compositions or ‘scenes’. Nature, its mountains and rocks, is implied via cracks, rugged surfaces and thick applications of paint, whilst multiple perspectives in each piece hint at Tsang’s roots in traditional Chinese painting. Says the artist, “my work implies the sense of impermanence that temporal things, in a continuous change of condition, are subject to decline and renewal.”

Tang Ying Chi’s landscapes are more defined through some outlines and strong colour washes yet are also entirely imaginary. The artist equally draws on the inspiration and techniques of Chinese landscape painting in applying multiple perspectives in her work. For Stella Tang, ‘’the making of art gives me opportunities to think of our living life in all perspectives.”
As both artists choose works to feature side by side in carefully selected pairings for ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’ – a show as long as its title suggests – the dynamic of their relationship comes to life and generates an energy of its own.

The visuals in ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’ are underpinned by a soundscape by Dino Rib. Scoring: Genesis comprises exhibition soundtracks created especially for this exhibition. By manipulating audio samples and incorporating live-recorded audio feedback, this durational sound work investigates the dialogue between the components of painting, such as layering, texture, mark-making, rhythm and those of sonic compositions. Additionally, Scoring: Genesis endeavours to sonify the domain that extends beyond verbalization, capturing the abstract, atmospheric, and at times emotional qualities inherent in the paintings that underlie the creation of the landscapes.

A dialogue between two talented friends and colleagues, Tang Ying Chi and Tsang Chui Mei, enhanced by its very own sonic composition by Dino Rib, brings its own unique energy to a gallery space, and takes ‘Seven Weeks Five Days’ to flourish. Here at Karin Weber Gallery, we are excited to be part of this artistic journey.

About the Artists:

Tang Ying Chi is an active arts practitioner combining various roles as practising artist, educator, curator and writer. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s College, University of London, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Fine Art from RMIT, Australia. Tang has held over twenty solo exhibitions and participated in various group exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas. Notable awards, fellowships or residency programmes include the Professor May-Ching Kao Arts Development Fund (2021), Hong Kong Artists Exchange Programme in Gyeongju, Korea, organised by Gyeongju City and Gyeongbuk Newspaper(2017), Visiting Fellow at the Hong Kong Design Institute (2016-17), Artist Residency at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and Art Quarter Budapest in Hungary (2015), Artist Residency at the Faculty of Art of Chiangmai University in Thailand (2012), Artist-in-Residence at the Department of Visual Studies of Lingnan University (2010), People of the Time at the 60th Anniversary of the British Council in Hong Kong (2008), and the Urban Council Fine Arts Award at the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial (1996).

Tsang Chui Mei (b. 1972) obtained her Bachelor (1996) and Master (2004) degrees in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 and 2004. She is currently a lecturer in Hong Kong Art School’s Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) programme (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). Recent exhibitions include: ‘When Will I See You Again’ at SC Gallery, Hong Kong (2022), ‘Day Or Night’ at Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong (2021), ‘ARTFEM Women Artists International Biennial of Macau’, Galeria Lisboa, Macau (2020). Her works are held by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Fringe Club, Hotel ICON, Hotel Stage, 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo – all in Hong Kong, the Philippe Charriol Foundation, and private collectors in Hong Kong and across Asia.

Dino Rib (Wong Lok Hin) is a time-based media artist who focuses on moving images, sonic art and live performances. Dino obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, followed by a Master’s degree in Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University. Over the years, his works and performances have been presented locally and overseas in Japan, Taiwan and Australia. Apart from his personal artistic practice, Dino is also the founding member of the local artist collective EJAR, an independent curator and an art educator in various institutes.