The SHOUT Art Hub and Gallery of Hong Kong is pleased to present Bid Farewell, a Szabotage solo showcase. The artist’s largest exhibition of works to date, the prolific show displays over 40 original artworks and is Szabotage’s final gift to the city he loves before moving on to new adventures. This unique show offers everyone the chance to bid (farewell) on a Szabotage artwork, with the highest bids winning the artwork. Artworks from his collections True Reflections, Urban Observations, Can Can, Stencil Addiction, Life Got Real, and Return to Sender plus an exclusive selection of 16 new digital artworks will be exhibited and available for auction.
The masterpieces encompass the artist’s love and passion for Hong Kong and its iconic symbols, humour, popular culture, Szabotage’s notorious koi fish, and his infamous stencil language. Szabotage will also host two exclusive stencil workshops during the show, where lucky guests will receive a demonstration and an interactive experience with the opportunity to spray their own stencil language masterpiece. Auction bids will be accepted over the three-week duration of the show, with final bids sealed at 8pm on 23 November at the closing party.
Szabotage is a British designer, notorious street artist, and a recognized, highly prolific, contemporary artist. Szabotage relocated to Hong Kong and found fame in the local and international art world. Since then, he has exhibited internationally in sold-out solo shows, and worked on numerous collaborative, commercial, and private projects. He is distinguished as the first artist in Hong Kong to list NFTs.
Szabotage began with the spray can, and branched out into innumerable forms of media. The artist’s work celebrates the diversity of his inspirations and media formats throughout his collections. Szabotage is best recognised by his signature koi fish – an iconic symbol of strength, adversity and good fortune which features frequently throughout his work. He has mastered a visual language through the development of layered stencils, which has become his distinctive style. His classic stencil work is spiced with humour, wordplay, and iconic cultural references. Szabotage has painted for the HK Walls Street Art Festival, was a finalist in the global phenomenon Secret Walls, and has given a TED X talk ‘Resilience is the Ultimate High’. Commissioned clients include Louis Vuitton, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Deutsche Bank, Evisu, Prada, and The Ritz Carlton.