Established in 2003, Hong Kong based creative studio AllRightsReserved (ARR) endeavors to reach out and work with both local and international artists. Starting in November, AllRightsReserved goes one step further and announces the unprecedented creative project –《MEET___PROJECT》. It is a creative collaborative project inviting artists of all disciplines featuring different media including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video art, animation or text, in order to convert their ideas into whole new contemporary art. This project will allow fans and art-lovers to get a closer look at the brand-new creations of their favorite artists.
《MEET___PROJECT》1st Crossover Project《MEET VERDY GALLERY》opens on tomorrow
Showcasing the 7-Feet Tall 3D Sculpture of Vick and 7 Brand New Wood Cut Paintings
The first collaborating artist of this project is the Japanese acclaimed graphic designer and street artist Verdy, whom signature artworks include “Girls Don’t Cry” and “ Wasted Youth”. He is constantly collaborating with different creative units in the form of POP-UP STORE to create experimental yet popular work. After showcasing the collaborative artworks with Takashi Murakami at Tokyo’s BOOKMARC in October, Verdy has teamed up with《MEET___PROJECT》by
AllRightsReserved for the first time and launch an exhibition《MEET VERDY GALLERY》, running from tomorrow (Nov 15) to Next Thursday, (Nov 21) in Hong Kong. The 7-feet tall 3D Sculpture of Vick is showcased in the gallery accompanied by 7 brand new wood cut paintings. It will be the first time that Vick is presented in a 3D Sculpture.
Vick, an original character hybridizing rabbit and panda
It is the first time Verdy curated a Vick-themed exhibition, which is an original character hybridizing rabbit and panda. Vicky said, he was inspired to create Vick when he first created a POP art penguin for the deceased Hip-Hop artist Mac Miller. When the singer appreciated this creation so much, which makes him want to create his own unique character too. He chose to combine panda and rabbits together since they are the symbols of positivity and longevity, and uses his friend’s name Vick Okada as inspiration for the character. Although it is not rare to see Vick in Verdy’s work before, it is the first time this panda and rabbit-like character to have its own themed art exhibition. Visiting Hong Kong for the opening, Verdy thinks that Vick separated itself from “Girls Don’t Cry” and “Wasted Youth” with completely different style. He considers himself as a manager of Vick, hoping it could find its own spotlight to shine. He anticipated it so much now that his dream is coming true in《MEET VERDY GALLERY》.
《MEET VERDY GALLERY》Limited Edition Collectibles
《MEET VERDY GALLERY》Limited Edition merchandises will be launched at the same time with the 1st day of the exhibition starting from tomorrow (15 Nov). Limited quantity available while stocks last.
《MEET VERDY GALLERY》Exhibition & Limited Collectible Sale Details:
Date ： Tomorrow (15 November) to 21 November, 2019
Opening Hours ： 11a.m. to 8 p.m.
Location ： G/F, 19 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, SOHO Yard
Remarks ： Free admission
Announcement ： The change of the《MEET VERDY GALLERY》 opening hours will be subject to the latest notice from the official social media – Facebook & Instagram of the organizer AllRightsReserved and the Instagram of MEET ___ PROJECT.
Coming soon next month – the 2nd collaboration of《MEET___ PROJECT》Will be the collaboration with another Japanese artist: Illustrator Yu Nagaba.
The 2nd《MEET___ PROJECT》will be a collaboration with Japanese Illustrator 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 including POPEYE, Ginza and Casa Brutus, Nagaba’s sleek and chic style is also appreciated by many fashion brands including Beams, Goodhood and Ray-Ban. In 2017, he has collaborated with Hong Kong movie “Love Off the Cuff” and designed a line of related merchandises, which aroused many movie and art lovers’ excitements. 《MEET___PROJECT》by AllRightsReserved with Yu Nagaba. will take place in December. More details will be unveiled soon.