XEME - HONG KONG
Xeme is a Hong Kong based artist whose distinct textual style has marked the city in bold strokes since 2001. He has primarily dedicated his art form to letters and abstract patterns. His work evolves continuously, but remains rooted in his background of painting Chinese characters and Calligraphy within his artworks.
He has exhibited around the world in major cities including LA, San Francisco, UK, Australia, and Thailand, both solo and group exhibitions with artists including Faust, Demsky and Felipe Pantone.
Recently he's been exploring art in low resolution digital form. His first show in Japan entitled "Low Resolution" is a summary of his graffiti art in coexistence with modern technology and retrospective digital art.
XEME - ESTATE
‘The Rainbow Estate’ Choi Hung Estate built in 1962 was one of Hong Kong’s largest public housing estates.
More than half a century after its construction, Choi Hung has come to represent something else. Every day, dozens of people flock to a basketball court on top of one of the estate’s car parks to take photos against the backdrop of rainbow-coloured buildings.
This is Xeme’s take on that distortion, using his signature pixelation to reinterpret a HK iconic image.
The artist uses masking tape to divide the canvas into equal squares, and hand paints each square with acrylic and spray paint. Canvas, framed.
Mixed media on canvas
80cm (H) x 100cm (W)