AIA Hong Kong


Event On : May 5, 2023

The Breath of Light - Sun Young Min

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Date(s) - May 5, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Dear Members,

Join us for a special evening at the Baseline Art Gallery, where you can experience The Breath of Light, an exhibition by Korean artist Sun Young Min. This new series of paintings is the artist’s second collection related to Hong Kong and is inspired by her experience since arriving in the city in 2016, after spending ten years in Paris. The artworks reflect how her vision of this lush city has evolved over time.

The event will begin with a presentation by lighting designers from Baseline Lighting Design Studio who will present a holistic vision of their sustainable lighting design from the early project stages to long-term maintenance, and how this has been specifically applied to the Baseline Art Gallery. Following that, members will experience Sun Young Min’s paintings as she presents her work.

Event Details

Date           Friday, May 5, 2023
Time           6:30 – 8:30 PM
Location     Baseline Gallery, Unit D, 10/F, Joint Venture Ind. Bldg., 76 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong,                               Kowloon
CES             1.5 LUs/HSW
Fee             $100 Members; $200 Non-members (Price includes round-trip coach transfer between                             Admiralty and Kwun Tong)
                    Gratis for Student Members and Members arriving at the venue directly
Remarks     Drinks and canapes will be served

To secure your spot, please register HERE by 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

About the Speakers

Sun Young Min – Artist

The Korean artist Sun Young Min has focused her expansive creative practice on images of flora intuitively rendered in acrylic on canvas. “Everything is expressed through flowers,” she says, as she mobilizes the traditional Western genre of Nature Morte to address questions of youth, mortality and the passage of time. Her creative process starts with an intense period of writing. “My sketches are my writing,” she explains, preparing her to complete each cycle of unique works with passion and speed.

The irises that populated Sun Young Min’s Art embody the artist’s unique position between Europe and Asia. The flower many see as the inspiration for France’s heraldic symbol of the fleur-de-lis, for Sun Young Min, also reveals her Oriental side. But Sun Young Min’s irises are not only sceptres of place and identity; in her work they have become autonomous creatures, charged with an evolving range of emotions and energies. Lately, Sun Young Min sees her irises becoming less Eastern and more European. The most exciting part of her work is the visible struggle between extremes. On her canvases East meets West with the same overwhelming intensity that the inevitability of death faces the vibrancy of life.

– Lillian Davies

Lillian Davies is an art historian and critic specializing in modern and contemporary art. She is a professor of Fine Arts at Paris College of Art and a regular contributor to Artforum magazine, among other international publications.

Boris Duhamel – CEO & Creative Director, Baseline

Boris is the founder and creative director of Baseline Lighting Design Studio. His passion for lighting technology and its interaction with architecture is what forms the basis of the design studio. With more than 25 years of experience in electronics, engineering, industrialization and the lighting industry, Boris is able to tackle any technical challenge. He is dedicated to creating impactful and atmospheric lighting for high-end hospitality and luxury retail projects.

Wanlop Chantarakolkit – Senior Lighting Designer. Baseline

Wanlop has an architectural background and is passionate about the power of lighting design. He respects each project’s history and pays great attention to the details. Wanlop has experience in the United States and Asia and is very familiar with the design processes and lighting styles in different parts of the world. His work is always based on collaboration with design teams and clients.

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