Thursday, February 4, 2016

[Penang] Lio Cheung "Here I Stand" Art Exhibition @ G Art Gallery, G Hotel Gurney

Standing as an independent and brave woman. Lio Cheung has made it out of Hong Kong and now having her first ever art exhibition in Malaysia.
"Here I Stand" by Lio Cheung has officially launched on the 1st February 2016 and will be showcased at G Art Gallery, link bridge at first floor of G Hotel Gurney Penang.

It feels good to be back in G Hotel again after quite some time.
I arrived quite early and that gave me more time to walk around and enjoy all the masterpieces of Lio Cheung.
Lio Cheung is good in using oil, watercolour, mixed media and other materials. She had 4 exhibitions previously in Hong Kong and they were very popular among the locals there.
She loves to explore the dimension of human consciousness and also the relationship between human finitude and the society.

All the artworks have been hanged nicely just waiting for the VIPs to arrive and launching to begin.

That's G Hotel's GM on the left, Mr.Michael Hanrraty, Director of Marketing Communications, Ms.Christina Tan and the artist from Hong Kong, Ms.Lio Cheung.  

Michael welcomed all the media and guests who have attended the event to witness the launch of this art exhibition by Lio Cheung, which is also the first art exhibition in G Hotel in the year of 2016. 
He also said that it is G Hotel's pleasure to welcome Lio, the independent Hong Kong based artist who came all the way to have her first ever art exhibition in Malaysia

 Then, the artist Lio Cheung herself gave a speech about how she presented to the world of what affected her life in Hong Kong. Especially how she illustrated her emotions and the soul of the city through her paintings, demonstrated the culture and values of her country.
She believed that she can communicate to the world through her art and show the world of the current political situations, the current trends and all other factors that are affecting her life in Hong Kong.

Also, we get to witness a great artist demonstrating her skills live during the event.
It was such a pleasure to be a part of the media to witness this interesting event.

First, she told us that her style is to use mixed media in all her masterpieces. She has prepared partially of her painting before the launching. 

Then, she mixed some of the colours and media, and started with her painting.

Thus, another masterpiece by Lio Cheung has born.
Simply amazing and artistic!
She also told everyone that she is very experimental on her arts. She loves to take risk and easy to fall as she always believe that unexpected results will always make things more exciting.

Lio Cheung also given one of her masterpiece to Michael as a token of appreciation for hosting the event at G Hotel Gurney.

Now, let's run through some of the masterpieces of the Hong Kong artist, Lio Cheung.

Hiking with the Umbrella
Mixed media on canvas (Wooden frame)

This is one of my favourite for the exhibition. 
This piece of art was rather 3D and it gives people a very solid feeling.

The new "Camp" site

Hong Kong Orchid
Mixed media on canvas (Handmade wooden frame)

I'm kinda into this art piece as it symbolises the pride of Hong Kong and also very comfortable looking at it.  

Only those who obey will survive
Pastel and acrylic on hand press paper (Handmade wooden frame)

I believe most of you are quite clear about what's happening in Hong Kong recently regarding the political situations there. And this artwork illustrated the underlying tension in between Hong Kong and China as well as the fundamental reason for the 'Yellow Umbrella Movement"

Red equals to consumerism
Mixed media on canvas (Wooden glass frame)

Shopping mall beneath my home I
Mixed media on water colour paper (Wooden glass frame)

Picnic on the roof at the shopping mall
Mixed media on canvas (Handmade wooden frame)

Shopping mall below my home II
Mixed media on water colour paper (Wooden glass frame)

A Compact City
mix media using wood, plastic and cooper pieces etc.
I'm particularly interested in this piece of art as I can feel that there are too much of mixed feelings when life gets too busy. It is always difficult to find a balance in life where there are too many factors that stopped us from enjoying our life. 

Wall Effect II
Mixed media on water colour paper (wooden glass frame)

One of the problems that Hong Kong is currently facing is about the lack of land where there are more and more high rise buildings been added into the city. Also shows that the price for properties are only hiking higher and higher that could be very difficult for a Hongkie to own a property in Hong Kong.

Wall Effect I
Mixed media on water colour paper (Wooden glass frame)

Another masterpiece of Lio Cheung that uses mixed media to express her feelings towards the conditions in Hong Kong. 

I really like how Lio Cheung uses all the mixed media to combine into her masterpieces that could bring different meaning and reflect on her hometown. 
They are extraordinary and also very creative.

 I really enjoyed myself seeing all the art pieces one by one.
Believe me, just look at the paintings and read the descriptions. 
I'm sure they will be interesting to you too where you can expand your imagination through Lio Cheung's art.I'm really inspired by her courage and braveness to express herself through art and not afraid of being criticize. 

It was a great pleasure to be able to meet Lio Cheung personally and had a short interview with her.
She is really a talented artist who is brave and loves to accept challenges. Her ability to capture abstract through reality has made her a known artist today and also brought her to numerous exhibitions throughout Hong Kong and the first one in Malaysia.
She has also been highlighted in many newspapers, magazines and her artworks are also exhibited in galleries, art centres and museums in several places.

Lio Cheung is really friendly and also ready to answer all questions regarding her artwork.
She was happy that she has finally made her first art exhibition out of Hong Kong and hoping for many more to come in the near future.
She also felt thankful for all the art enthusiast who appreciated her artworks. She believe that she can communicate to the world through her art and let the world know of what's affecting her daily routine in Hong Kong.

Guest enjoying the exhibition.

Lio Cheung "Here I Stand" Art Exhibition is now happening at G Art Gallery, 1st floor of G Hotel until 30th April 2016. Do hop over and indulge yourself in Lio Cheung's art. 
Her art pieces are available for sale price ranging from RM8,000 to RM16,000

Lio Cheung "Here I Stand" Art Exhibition @ G Art Gallery, G Hotel Gurney Penang
Address: G Art Gallery, G Hotel 1st floor, Persiaran Gurney, Georgetown, 10250 Pulau Pinang
Contact number: 04-238 0000
Date: 1st February 2016 - 30th April 2016
GPS: 5.43786, 100.310338

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