Mircea Teleaga and Jonathan Ray, have spent the last two months in the Artist-in-Residency programme in the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. They have engaged in cultural exchange with students and faculty members, exploring inspiration, as well as to develop their own art practice during their stay in the Academy. In the current sharing session, Mircea and Jonathan will share the main themes of their art practices, recent works and the latest work they have developed during their stay in Hong Kong.
Date: 24 Nov 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (WLB109), Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong
Moderator: Prof. John Aiken (Director, Academy of Visual Arts)
Following the artists sharing, Mircea and Jonathan will open their studios in Kaitak Campus on 25 Nov 2016 (Friday) to share their latest artworks to the public. Please drop by Kaitak Campus and share your thought of their works with the two artists.
Date: 25 Nov 2016
Time: 4:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: AVA 212,213, Academy of Visual Arts (Kaitak Campus), 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon
About Mircea Teleaga
Mircea Teleaga’s work feeds off poetry, literature, music, film in order to create immersive images, usually focusing on landscapes and places. Abstraction and figuration are both present in his work and some of the elements constantly present are a focus on pictorial space and an emphasis on feelings of sublime, loneliness, alienation, nostalgia and a questioning of the importance of memory.
The work finds itself somewhere between figuration and abstraction. Paint and image are equally important, therefore the result is a middle ground in this process of refinement. The importance of subject matter encountered at a first glance is questioned here. The aim is to find that which is entirely specific to painting and thus is untranslatable in any other medium, not even in verbal language. I believe this specificity will be found somewhere in the merging area of abstraction and figuration.
To learn more about the works of Jonathan Ray, please visit http://www.mirceateleaga.com.
About Jonathan Ray
Jonathan’s art practice largely comprises of works in video, photography and print-based media. It is informed by the phenomenon of looking, and how from looking, we make sense of the densely layered and dizzying multiplicity of things we continuously see, learn and experience.
How do we construct and understand a sense of the self, and of our collective existence, amid the blur of visual stimuli we are bombarded with on a daily basis? His projects try to tackle this question, using recognizable subjects such as natural landscapes, memory, the Internet, physical technological devices such as computers, modern art, cinema, and music, as starting points.
To learn more about the works of Jonathan Ray, please visit https://jonathanmichaelray.com.