Hong Kong – Leo Gallery proudly presents photographic artist Alec Von Bargen’s solo exhibition in their SoHo 189 Art Lane space in Hong Kong. Born in New York and raised in England and Mexico, Alec’s photographic installations encompass a recurring historical, political and social visual dialogue captured within each frame.
Alec draws attention to the world’s innate capacity for both chaos and organization. His work thrives off expressing the fine details of our lives in a minimalist style. Alec highlights the silence and imminent sense of loss of the self amongst our rapidly advancing civilization. The audience is invited to think about how nature and the human psyche are synonymous attributes to our blossoming modern day society.
Alec most recently exhibited at the 54th and 56th Venice Biennale, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the OCT Museum in Shanghai, China and Les Rencontres D’Arles Festival, France, amongst others. His work has won numerous awards including the IPA’s in LA and the PX3’s in Paris. He was a finalist for the 2013 Dubai Emerging Artist Award and Aesthetica Magazine, UK, selected him as one of their 2013 and 2014 top 100 Artists. He was the finalist for the Terry O'Neill Award and the Celeste Prize in Berlin, Germany. He recently completed a six-month project in China having been selected by François-Henri Pinault among others as the guest artist at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai.
Opening reception: 6 pm - 8 pm, Thursday 2015.9.17