“I think arts do not have to be overcomplicated for people to enjoy. I hope my works can keep giving people happiness and merriment through the simplest expression until I am a grandmother,” says Korean artist drawingmary.
Popular across the internet, drawingmary has her artworks shown extensively in Korea, and has collaborated with different brands on product design, such as LANEIGE. From 21st May to 21st June, 2020, Gallery by the Harbour is proud to present the artist’s “Find Your Merry” Exhibition. Featuring a series of acrylic and wooden paintings, this exhibition marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
For the last decade of her arts practice, drawingmary has been translating the complicated world into a simple and enjoyable one through lines and fresh colours. Figurativeness and abstractness coexist in drawingmary’s works through the use of colour fields. A majority of her works uses simple lines and less than 10 colours. Whether it be a painting of a calm female, a white fluffy dog, or that of a daily object, her works bring joy through her idiosyncratic style.
Through this exhibition titled “Find your Merry”, the artist hopes that the audience can find their happiness by seeing the character “Mary” in her paintings. “Mary” can basically be any fun-loving person in the world. “I believe anyone can have greater happiness if one enjoys the moment,” the artist mentioned. The cartoon portraits in the paintings could be any of us, celebrating the introspective fundamentals of happiness in the pleasant and relaxing surroundings. All her works are associated with what she sees in everyday life, connecting the viewers to all the merry yet simple moments.
A total of 49 art pieces will be showcased in the exhibition, while a variety of souvenirs is available for sale. Remember to grab one home for memories!
Date: From now until 21 June, 2020
Time: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Venue: Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City)