Hans Peter Feldmann
Hong Kong, 4 October - 19 November 2013
Simon Lee Gallery is proud to present our first exhibition in the Hong Kong Gallery of work by the influential German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann. Characterised by its inquisitive and versatile engagement with art history and vernacular imagery, Feldmann’s conceptual work has developed over more than four decades. He has built a unique language through the reassembling of images collected from elements of visual culture and everyday ephemera such as books, magazines, family albums and postcards. With unexpected humour, wit and minimal interference, his works reconstruct the pictorial context and extend artistic communication beyond the traditional practice. The exhibition combines different elements of Feldmann’s oeuvre including sculpture, photography, altered paintings, vintage and contemporary, found and made objects. His handling and staging of diverse materials are linked by an expressive force that dissolves borders between art and non-art and blurs distinctions between high and low through the re-presentation of artefacts drawn from...