Hong Kong based creative studio AllRightsReserved 2nd《MEET___ PROJECT》will be collaborating with popular Japanese artist Yu Nagaba (長場雄) to present《MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS》, his first overseas solo exhibition to showcase his sculpture artwork, for all his fans and art lovers to have a closer look and enjoy in Hong Kong!
Japanese artist Yu Nagaba, who is well known for depicting characteristic details of people and interpreting into simple lines. His works often appear in magazines, books, albums, advertisement and exhibitions. Besides being featured in Japanese lifestyle magazines, Nagaba’s sleek and chic style is also appreciated by many fashion brands. This December, Nagaba will team up with《MEET___PROJECT》by AllRightsReserved, to bring his《MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS》to Hong Kong. The exhibition will run from 10 Dec (Tues) to 16 Dec (Mon), featuring 25 “Venus” themed original artworks and his first attempt of creating a 3D sculpture in the name of “I’M YOUR VENUS”.
《MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS》is Yu Nagaba’s first overseas solo exhibition showcasing his original artworks, where they all derived from his “ACE HOTEL” Collection. Ace Hotel is a chain of stylish and hip hotels that located in different metropolis including New York, Seattle, London and Portland. He created this series when he stayed at Ace Hotel in New York, where he started drawing on a complimentary memo paper of ACE Hotel. The original idea was to create a fictional story of an imaginary tourist at the hotel, they then become simple yet chic sketches that pay tributes to his beloved classic movie scenes. These memo sketches were enlarged to canvas artworks later.
The 25 Venus-themed original artworks at the exhibition will be female personas that Yu Nagaba selected from his favorite movies, artists, celebrities and singers – those he reckons to be someone with the image of goddess or a rather strong feminine image. He hopes that through showing these artworks, he can convey and exhibit the diversity of feminine traits including beauty, cuteness, sexiness, love and confidence. The key artwork “I’M YOUR VENUS” aka the exhibition title, is the work paying tribute to Leonardo da Vinci’s ”The Birth of Venus”, and using the lyrics of “Venus” from 80s British pop girl band Bananarama, which adds the contemporary street element to the classic goddess image even more.
Another can’t-miss piece will be Nagaba’s newly created large-scale artwork, featuring the famous Hong Kong movie’s iconic scene. This new addition will for sure further enrich the exhibition and bring back more memories of Hong Kong movies.
A series of limited edition collectibles have been extended from the《MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS》exhibition and will be launched at the same day when the exhibition opens. They will be available both on-site and online from 10 December, while stocks last.
《MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS》Exhibition：
Date ： 10 December to 16 December （Tuesday – Monday）
Location ： G/F, 19 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours ： 10 December（Tuesday） 2:00pm – 8:00pm
11 – 15 December（Wednesday – Sunday）11:00am – 8:00pm
16 December（Monday） 11:00am – 6:00pm
《MEET YU NAGABA GALLERY – I’M YOUR VENUS》Limited Collectible Online Sale Details (for Global/Local):
Date & Time： 9 December（Monday） 9:00pm EST
10 December（Tuesday） 10:00am HKT
10 December（Tuesday） 11:00am Japan Time
Online Sale： www.dingdongtakuhaibin.com/