Carry Art Exhibition & Art Clutch Launch
Carry Art Exhibition: Touchable Art
The Carry Art project aims to promote accessible art and bring art into life. Guests are encouraged to touch the acrylic canvases, carry the hand-painted Art Clutches, and be a part of the multi-media pieces and live performance. The project director and accessory designer Carmen Chan forms a team of Hong Kong artists and experimentalists including painting artist Ryan San, multi-media artist Kevin Tse, performance artist Koleman Chan, together with the art platform ART ONE, to integrate art and design into a new experience in life.
Exhibition period: Oct 4 – Oct 18, 2014
Opening hour: 11am – 7pm
Venue: Shop 13, ART ONE, M/F Convention Plaza, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The ART CLUTCH Series is an unconventional bag collection that aims to explore the concept of “Carry Art”. Each clutch is a unique piece of art, hand-painted with acrylic painting and protective coating on the fabric. The designer, Carmen Chan, believes that the paint texture on the clutch can form an instant and intense connection with the wearer.
As the debut launch of handbag series of CARMEN CHAN, the designer Carmen Chan collaborated with artist Ryan San to develop the seven styles of unisex hand-painted clutches under the theme of illusion and fantasy, as if the wearers are stepping into a painting world.
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About CARRY ART Team
Carmen Chan, Project Director and Jewelry Designer
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Carmen Chan is a designer, dreamer, experimenter and lover of beautiful things. Founded in February 2013, the Hong Kong-based jewelry and accessory brand, CARMEN CHAN, aims to create the designs that highly represent individual uniqueness and self-identity.
CARMEN CHAN is worn by worldwide fashionistas including Hong Kong singer Kary Ng, actress Chrissie Chau, model Cara G and Jocelyn Luko, blogger Cindy Ko, Australian top blogger Micah Gianneli, Miami blogger Ria Michelle, and etc. CARMEN CHAN was also named as one of “The Best Independent Jewellery Designers in Hong Kong” by Sassy Hong Kong in 2013 and featured in publications around the globe including international fashion TV network Fashion One, SO-EN Japan, Nylon Singapore, Time Out Hong Kong etc.
Ryan San, Painting Artist
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ryan San is a painting artist and commercial artist with collaboration of different fashion houses and brands. In 2013, San had two art exhibitions in Hong Kong, including Melo Drama Group Exhibition in Hong Kong Art Centre and Cai Ling Solo Exhibition in Voxfire Gallery. In the past five years, San also worked with a variety of both local and worldwide brands including Longchamp, Joyce Boutique, Desley Luggage, BeCandle and etc.
ART ONE, Event Partner & Fine Art Destination
Opened since the end of 2011, ART ONE is a 15,000sq.ft. shopping mall which currently home to 4 individual galleries. ART ONE provides an exciting opportunity to view and consume art, in addition to the advantages it offers to galleries. Apart from galleries, ART ONE also plays host to pop up exhibitions and plans to offer more exposure for up and coming new artist. The overall feel of the place suggests a symbiotic relationship where exhibitors complement one another rather than compete.
Kevin Tse, Multi-media Artist
Kevin Tse is a multimedia artist, filmmaker and storyteller. Graduated at the School of Cinematic Arts in University of Southern California in 2010, he was commissioned to create a video piece for 2012 King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Competition (KACARE). He later finessed his work between the US and Hong Kong, drawing inspiration from nature, cultures, magic, and spirituality.
Koleman Chan, Performance Artist
Graduated at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Bachelor of Fashion & Textile Design, Koleman Chan is a performance and multi-media artist. His experimental style gained international exposure in the Dazed and Confused magazine in 2013. He also collaborated as the stylist with multiple brands including Hokk Fabrica, Adarga, Chicks etc.