May 13 – June 2, 2022
GALLERY HOURS :11:00 – 19:00
SUNDAYS, MONDAYS, PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
※PLEASE NOTE THAT ENTRY MAY BE RESTRICTED IF THE NUMBER OF VISITORS EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY.
On May 13, 2022, a solo exhibition of new works by Kasing Lung, “-+”, will open at Kaikai Kiki Gallery.
Based in Belgium, Kasing Lung has worked as an illustrator for children’s picture books. The artist started collaborating with How2work for the release of Chinese picture books and collectible figures around 2011 and, in 2013, his first Chinese picture book, My Little Planet, was published in Taiwan, marking his huge breakthrough. Subsequently, Lung also began producing figures and artistic drawings. Today, he produces a number of large-scale paintings, expanding his activities to art fairs and exhibitions around the world.
With Kaikai Kiki, Lung has held a solo exhibition “THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE” at Hidari Zingaro in Nakano Broadway in 2020. The exhibited paintings, drawings, and figures received great reactions from art collectors not only in Japan, but from around the globe. Since then, his works have been exhibited mainly at art fairs and group shows in which Kaikai Kiki Gallery participates, and have been highly acclaimed worldwide.
This will be the first major solo exhibition in Japan for Kasing Lung, with 25 new paintings including 3-meter-high masterpieces on view. The new painting collection, featuring the original characters Labubu and Zimomo created by the artist, is filled with his quintessentially energetic and dynamic brush strokes.
This exhibition is even more powerful than Lung’s previous solo exhibitions. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you at the gallery.
MESSAGE FROM THE ARTIST
I am very pleased to present a Solo Exhibition of my works of art.
A small personal introduction: “Who am I?”
My big passion is “CREATIVE THINKING”!
I am someone who loves art and likes to draw.
When I discover something new, I quickly grab my pencil and sketch everything on paper.
This gives me enormous satisfaction.
But because of my perfection,
I can sometimes drown in a multitude of ideas.
Especially in the beginning phase of a painting,
I don’t do anything concrete for days,
but I think a lot.
I often think about the colours,
symbols and materials that I can use for my works. Everything must match for me….
The minus and plus sign “-+”: is a mathematical symbol with multiple meanings.
This symbol is for my subjects of my exhibition.
In this way, I want to express my feelings in my works.