Pelle Cass, the photography artist from Boston who is well-known for his unique “still time-lapse images”, holds his first solo art exhibition in Asia at “Gallery by the Harbour” in Harbour City from 1 to 26 March 2023. Pelle Cass has specially created a brand-new artwork, “Choi Hung Estate Basketball”, at the popular photography spot in Hong Kong for this exhibition, which is also his first artwork featuring this urban city. The “Pelle Cass: Photographs” exhibition is curated by Way by Way of Difference and showcases 15 artworks including his signature “Crowded Fields” series featuring different sports and 5 latest artworks that are displayed for the first time. Other than the Hong Kong artwork “Choi Hung Estate Basketball”, “Boston College Spring Football”, “Cyclorama, Saturday Improvisation (Hybrid Motion)”, “Place Vendome (Valentino)” and “Williamsburg from High (Burberry)” are also first time showing to public. The exhibition also displays “JUST AN IDEA BOOKS”, which is curated by Sarah Andelman featuring artworks of Pelle Cass.
Specially created “Choi Hung Estate Basketball” featuring everyday life in Hong Kong
Pelle Cass has specially created a brand-new artwork, “Choi Hung Estate Basketball”, at the popular photography spot in Hong Kong for this exhibition, which is also his first artwork featuring Hong Kong. He worked remotely with the curatorial team Way by Way of Difference, and the team spent 2 days taking over 23,800 photos and over 2 weeks to choose 1,203 photos for editing use. Pelle Cass has looked through many photos and pictures in Hong Kong for inspiration, in which this Instagram-famous place has drawn his eyes to become the brand-new artwork of his “Crowded Fields” series. Also known as the “rainbow estate”, this colourful place allowed Pelle Cass to show the everyday life of the urban city. He did not only photograph the people playing basketball, but also neighbours who were strolling around the court and hanging clothes from their windows. Pelle Cass has turned the rainbow park into a “chaotic moment” by putting the happenings from different moments into the same frame.
Collaborates with magazine and fashion brands for his unique “still time-lapse images”
The artwork of Pelle Cass makes a mess of time and space by combining many photos into a kind of still time-lapse image that denies sequence and embraces chaos. He takes thousands of photos and compiles the selected figures into a final artwork. He changes nothing—not a pixel. He simply selects what to keep and what to omit and everything stays in its exact, original place in the frame.
Pelle Cass has collaborated with various magazines and brands including New York Magazine, Burberry, Jacquemus, Valentino and more. Last December, New York Magazine featured 72 celebrities that embody New York for its 18th annual “Reasons to Love New York” Magazine cover. Pelle Cass was the person behind this intensive project, squeezing 72 celebrities in this one image while they were still recognizable. This was the most complicated project from his experience, and it became one of his iconic works. He collaborated with Magazine Antidote and Valentino in 2022 to create the image of Valentino Pink PP Collection in the Parisian salons of the house Valentino and on the Place Vendôme. He also worked with Burberry and Buffalo Zine to take photos in New York and create the image “Williamsburg from High (Burberry)”.
“Pelle Cass: Photographs” The First Solo Exhibition in Asia @Harbour City:
Date: 1 – 26 March 2023
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City)