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FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE
Always championing renegade style, fresh design and independent music, 55DSL — led by Creative Director Andrea Rosso — has recruited Italian artist Turbokrapfen and Italian DJ-duo The Bloody Beetroots to christen the opening of the Hong Kong FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE on July 24, 2009.
Located at Shop 3A, 2-4 Kingston Street, in Hong Kong’s bustling youth-shopping hub of Causeway Bay, the FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE follows a “pop-up” concept where a unique space is renovated and reinvigorated as a “temporary” retail/art destination. Turbokrapfen will fly into town from Bassano del Grappa (hometown of 55DSL) to specially redecorate the store in his graphic typographic style. The young up-and-coming artist is best known for his explosive, colourful, hand-crafted illustrative artwork as well as his close collaborative work with The Bloody Beetroots.
The FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE will be open for 2 months only, until end-September 2009. At retail level, it will showcase the latest 55DSL Autumn/Winter 2009 men’s and women’s fashion and accessories collections. A special limited-edition, “55DSL x The Bloody Beetroots x Turbokrapfen” nylon windbreaker and Hong Kong-only released T-shirt will also be available to commemorate the Hong Kong FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE (while stocks last).
To launch the FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE in Hong Kong with a huge bang, lively electro-punk-rock specialists The Bloody Beetroots will host a DJ set/club party at Volar on the evening of July 24. Described as “the love child of the Misfits and Daft Punk,” The Bloody Beetroots are currently one of the hottest acts on Dim Mak Records, the music record label run by celebrity American DJ Steve Aoki.
Inspired by Andrea’s passion for music and design, the FIFTY FIVE DSL TemporART STORE concept is an open canvas for young artists to showcase their talent and a fresh experience to preview the 55DSL collections. The first-ever TemporART destination was launched in Milan, Italy, in December 2008, featuring works by the Spanish artist collective, T.O.D.O.S.
55DSL TemporART Store
Shop 3A, 2-4 Kingston Street, Causeway Bay
Opening on July 24 , 2009
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Exhibition Period: May 2nd – June 14th, 2009
Location: Philia Lounge, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong
Artist: Leslie Lachiche
Cocktail Reception - Meeting With The Artist: May 2nd and May 27th 2009, 7pm
The Earth, with its purest and untouched natural beauty is the core of Leslie Lachiche’s inspiration. Landscapes such as sunsets, beaches and still life images are used as a form of pure expressions of Nature and its ‘perfection’.
Not only is the “Earth Elements Collection” a display of the world’s natural beauty, it also provides a reflexion on our turbulent modern time, with an emphasis on issues such as global warming and environmental issues. As part of her mission as an artist, Leslie contemplates, celebrates and retransmits the beauty and glory of mother Earth and its humanitarian aspects. Her work acts as a reminder to conserve, respect and cherish our only one planet called home.
Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to take action, through a compelling depiction of what might be lost if nothing is done. The collection uses vibrant colours in an aim to touch the soul of individuals, thus capturing intense emotions and feelings.
The collection is divided into four main themes – the four vital elements: Fire, Water, Air and Earth, each being a way of reconnecting with mother Earth and nourishing the soul. Each element’s own powerful property, be it energizing, calming, refreshing or comforting, go straight to the heart of the audience. However, when displayed together, their healing energies decuple to reach a deeper philosophical meaning.
Artist’s Profile: Born in Besancon, France, Leslie lived her childhood in Lyon until her early twenties. Graduated from Lyon’s Supdemod - Fashion and Graphic Designing School and settled in Hong Kong five years ago, she since has come to mature and fully express her artistic creative talents through painting in the natural surroundings and ethnic diversity of Asia. Acrylics on canvas are her favourite medium for their flexible use and modern, eco-friendly approach to paintings.
“Harmonious and colourful Beauty is food for the Soul”
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ART HK 09 Hong Kong International Art Fair returns to Hong Kong at the Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14-17 May 2009.
Check out over 110 galleries from 24 countries.
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