If you happen to be in Hong Kong this Friday, you better pay a visit to Above Second as the studio holds a new exhibit dubbed as 'Nebula' by
Danish artists Michael Rytz and Mathias Malling Mortensen.

Above Second is proud to announce ‘Nebula’, an original show that draws the viewer into the microcosmic galaxy of the minds of these artists. Consisting of intricate drawings, paintings, and paper cuts, this exhibition captures the hazy reflection of these artists' surroundings and daily life. Just like a galactic nebula absorbs the passing light from background stars in the universe, Michael and Mathias absorb the mundane turning their impressions into nightmares, dreams, and fantastical thoughts. Their Nebula can be bright as well as dark. They invite and share with us their private universe, a world in which they have created in order to escape, to be illogical and complex. The artwork of their mindscapes are filled with symbols, patterns, and color. The show challenges us to look at our own lives, our own irregular clusters that glow with our own light. What does your nebula look like?

The Artists
Michael, a self-taught illustrator and designer has work featured in art magazines in Europe and many local cultural institutions in Denmark. This is his first exhibition in Hong Kong and has previously exhibited in Belgium, Canada, Denmark and England. He has recently showed in a group show in Copenhagen’s V-1 Gallery along side Shepard Faireyand Faile.

Mathias has completed two solo exhibitions in Denmark by the age of 28. Using only paper – cuts and stencils, Mathias infuses a contemporary Scandinavian touch to the traditional Asian art form of the paper cut, to portray notions of human interaction. This is also his first exhibition in Hong Kong.

Above Second is an artist-run gallery and studio space existing as a catalyst for the expanding new contemporary art movement exploding forth around the world. Located in Sai Ying Pun, a very local part of Hong Kong Island in the Central and Western District, we exhibit a genre of work influenced by illustration, graphic design, graffiti, comic books, pop culture, and street art. We are aware of the growing interest for diversity and options the Hong Kong community craves for contemporary art. Promoting and nurturing the understanding of an alternative subculture, we have a network of local emerging young talent and international artists whose work is rarely exhibited in Asia.

"Nebula" Featuring Original Artworks by Mathias Malling Mortensen and Michael Rytz from Copenhagen, Denmark
Friday, 17th September, 2010
Time: 6pm - 10pm
31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
p: 852.3483.7950

May Wong - Above Second
e: may@above-second.com
p: 852.6330.7759


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