Traces of Life: Global Figuration

25 Mar – 30 Mar, 2024
Hong Kong

Onfinitive Art Foundation, Hong Kong, and VETA by Fer Francés, Madrid, Spain, are pleased to announce their first collaborative exhibition; ‘Traces of Life: Global Figuration’ . Curated by Fer Francés the group exhibition presents contemporary figurative painting as refracted by 14 important and emerging painters who span several generations and continents, and whose collective output both questions and reconstructs the history of figuration in painting. The exhibition runs from Monday 25 March – Saturday 30 March 2024 at H Queen’s, 9/F, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong.

Inspired by a shared commitment to expanding global contemporary art discourse Fer Francés, Founder and Director, VETA by Fer Francés, and Chloe Chiu, Founder of Onfinitive Art Foundation, have collaborated to co-present an exploration of the active cross cultural dialogue and shared inspirations within this diverse showcase of figurative painters. The common thread through the exhibition is the artist’s conscious desire to inscribe themself into an ongoing art history, by contributing their heritage and experiences to wider dialogues. The visitor’s attention is drawn to aesthetics and identities that have traditionally been left on the margins, while the continued relevance of cultural heritage and historic counter cultures are highlighted through the unique contemporary reinterpretations presented in the practice of each artist.

Featuring works by
Alex Becerra (USA, 1989), Adrian Ghenie (Romania, 1977), Kang Haoxian (China, 1989), Yayoi Kusama (Japan, 1929), Cristina Lama (Spain, 1977), Liu Bin (China, 1979), Christian Rex Van Minnen (USA, 1980), Juan de Dios Morenilla (Spain, 1992), Mr. (Japan, 1969), Yoshitomo Nara (Japan, 1959), Erik Parker (Germany, 1968), Matías Sánchez (Germany, 1972), Devan Shimoyama (USA, 1989), and Henry Taylor (USA, 1958)

9/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Exhibition Dates
25 March – 30 March 2024

Opening Times
25 March, 12pm – 7pm
26 – 30 March, 11am – 7 pm

View Catalogue: https://jmp.sh/s/NJY4RcejqJejq0yUH9bt

Collection Highlights