Gallery by the Harbour is pleased to hold Georgian artist Alexander Antadze’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, “Smile Village”, from 23 April to 17 May, 2020, consisting of a series of animal artworks under the theme of happiness and positivity.
Born in 1972 in Georgia, Alexander Antadze studied fine arts at Georgia’s Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. He has been greatly influenced by his motherland’s culture. In this exhibition, the artist portrays various animals that can be found in Tbilisi’s natural environment.
The vibrant animals in his works demonstrate happiness with cheerful expressions. The artist also focuses on small joys and amusements that exist amongst countless conflicts and struggles. His attempt in finding delight through painting in the midst of extreme circumstances is not his way of escaping from the situation, but his way to hope for and share even the tiniest amount of joy.
With these animal caricature paintings, the artist hopes to convey some optimistic messages to the viewers. Refers to his own works as “paintings that love you”, he wishes to comfort people who are exhausted by the rough reality through creating art that supports people instead of art that are simply admired by people.
Date: 23 April – 17 May, 2020
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Gallery by the Harbour (Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre)