World-renowned graffiti artist Cyril Kongo is bringing his solo show La French Touch to Amanda Wei Gallery, on 8th December. A series of bright-colored, street-inspired paintings and sculptures will be on display, spreading the message of hope and positivity.
Kongo enjoys observing life for inspiration. All elements in real life, such as travels,
new friends, flowers, the ocean, urban landscapes are translated through his art as eulogy of joy and freedom. In Kongo's own words - Art simply always makes him happy!
As a member of the first generation of Parisian graffiti artists, Kongo has witnessed the radical, rebellious era of graffiti, through its transformation into the fashion world, and eventually when it was taken seriously as an art.
Graffiti art can now be seen in galleries, museums, and is popular among the youngsters. It is spontaneous, vibrant, versatile, and never boring. Graffiti art is not elitist as traditional art is, hence it becomes an accessible medium for young people to channel their creativness.
Owner of Amanda Wei Gallery, Amanda Wei, has carefully chosen 18 pieces of
Kongo’s art for the new show La French Touch.
With the theme of love and peace, it is the perfect show to go during the Christmas season. Kongo will be joining the opening reception on 8th December, all the way from Paris to Hong Kong, to share his art and his story with art lovers.
With great pleasure, we invite to the opening of La French Touch!