Mark6 YAT FU LANE EXHIBITION
Updated: Jun 24, 2019
District15 Platforms is always committed to promoting local artists and on September 7th - October 8th, 2017 we gave the use of our space on the G/F of Yat Fu Lane for the 六合彩 | MARK6 pop-up exhibition. It featured six Hong Kong artists, who conceived large scale, immersive works making use of the walls and floors of the space creating work that traversed ﬂoor, wall and ceiling, producing micro-environments that enveloped the spectator.
六合彩 or MARK6, typically refers to the Hong Kong lottery but when broken down means “six, together, colour” giving an alternative meaning to the name and highlighting where we choose to place our bets.
6 featured artists
Bao Ho www.simplebao.com
Bao is a Hong Kong born and based artist who has become known for her freestyle murals and illustrations. Shortly after launching her career in 2015, Bao was quickly recognized for her talent, collaborating with various international brands, and taking home the title of Champion of Secret Walls Hong Kong, Series 3. Bao’s has travelled across the world creating artwork in Australia, Taiwan, China, Japan, Indonesia, Italy and Czech Republic.
a.k.a. Kristopher Ho, was born in Hong Kong in 1986 and moved to Blackpool, UK at age 12. Kristopher returned to Hong Kong after graduating from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2009. Focused in the realm of detailed illustrations and murals, Kristopher’s work ranges from sophisticated whimsical landscapes to monochromatic, abstract creatures of imagination, illustrating objects with delicate intricacy, and inviting the viewers to rediscover the possibilities of work made with the simplest tools: marker and paper.
Kristopher’s work can be divided into two categories: “HOME” and “SELF”. “HOME” focuses on whimsical illustrations and murals of imaginary houses and landscapes, while being playful and uplifting. “SELF” shows a darker side, a deep exploration and rediscovery of personal space and individual existence. “HOME” and “SELF” are the manifestations of Kristopher as an artist, an illustrator and human being.
Onion Peterman www.onionpeterman.com
Onion Peterman, graduated from The Academy of Visual Art of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012 and currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Onion has exhibited in solo and group shows in both Hong Kong and Korea. Onion Peterman is also a prolific zine publisher, from which she has generated a strong following.
Sinic Choy www.sinicchoy.com
SINIC, a Hong Kong-born graffiti and street artist, started his career in 2003. After 10 years with unique understanding and experience in graffiti and street art, SINIC has become unfettered by the frame of American-style graffiti and has established his own distinct personal style.
As a professional artist and event organiser, SINIC has contributed substantially to the exposure of Asian graffiti on the international stage. SINIC created Wall Lords, the top street art and graffiti event in Asia at the time, featuring the most influential graffiti artists from all over the world participating. SINIC was also on the team that produced INVASIAN, an Asian focused graffiti magazine, and 1AGNa sub-culture guidebook, both of which were sold globally.
In recent years, SINIC’s projects have won global recognition, leading to his invitation to events around the world. “On The Road,” a documentary series followed him and his crew-mates while they painted their way from Yunnan to Tibet over 50 days. This film was the first of its kind in the realm of Chinese graffiti documentaries. For SINIC, traveling inspires a deeper level in his art, closer to spiritual practice, rather than a pure quest of visual art. To this day, SINIC is still trying to experience “heart-quakes” through constant travel.
Wong Ting Fung www.wongtingfung.com
Wong Ting Fung has been working in the advertising and design industry for more than 10 years; this experience has affected his creative inspiration and is evident in his work. Wong Ting Fung’s primarily black and white collage of illustration, graphic design and lettering, depict the absurdity and contradiction in life, and take inspiration from variety and the multiple layers of emotion.
XEME is a Hong Kong based graffiti artist. XEME started painting graffiti in 2001 and since then his work has primarily been dedicated to letters and shapes. Fascinated by the Chinese culture, he always adds Chinese elements into his work. At the same time, whether in method, style or medium, XEME tries to break conservative rules by mixing traditional and contemporary arts together. Currently, Xeme is combining Chinese calligraphy with geometric shapes and patterns to form a new spectrum of artworks.