28 Apr ‑ 26 May 2018 (except Sun) 11am ‑ 6pm (7 hours)
Room 2009, 20/F, Cable TV Tower, 9 Hoi Shing Road, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong
free
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Art Experience Gallery proudly presents Laughing Quietly to Myself, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Japanese artist Hiroshi Mori. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition at Art Experience Gallery in Hong Kong, which features his most recent series of paintings inspired by Japanese animation and manga culture integrated with new technology.



The Rimpa school, traditional Japanese painting and the culture of Japanese cartoons are a great source of inspiration for the artist who combines traditional art and new technologies in his work. It is with the innovative technique called symbolic iconography that Hiroshi depicts the fears and hopes of men. The integration of new technology in his work is a challenge for the artist who thinks that it is necessary to keep up-to-date with the innovations of our times. In his early Religious series, Hiroshi combines Japanese anime and pop art with some of the most iconic religious portraits of the Renaissance era to create a fresh new take on classical Western and Japanese Rimpa-style art, which he gained recognition for his humorous work featuring historical figures drawn as anime characters. His most recent works composed of square tiles inspired by video games and anime characters further explore and stimulate the impact of Japanese animation and manga culture, creates pure visual amusement for the viewers. His work became quickly recognized in Japan since 2009, and he has participated in many art fairs and exhibitions in Asia and the United States over the years.