You might not have heard of the name Catherine Grossrieder before, but I bet you are familiar with the name Cath Love. Known under the latter name as one of the finalists for ‘Secret Walls’, she has produced works for brands such as Island Records, Selfridges, Nike, H&M, Jimmy Choo, Lane Crawford, and Kangol. Grossrieder is not just an artist in the Hong Kong urban art scene, but also a canvas artist who mashes up “East London Fast Food Culture with an 80s Graffiti Aesthetic”, as presented in her latest solo exhibition – Fast Taste.
Presented by Over the Influence gallery, Fast Taste showcases her collection of humorous and surreal works depicting fast food – a product of her culturally diverse upbringing. Born in Bangkok and brought up in Hong Kong, she has studied and lived in both Australia and Britain respectively. As a half Swiss and half Thai artist, her style is heavily inspired by the 80s Hip Hip aesthetic, with a strong root in the graffiti style which “implicitly cues her commentary on contemporary society.”
Drawing on items including fried chicken, pizza and burgers, these fast food items which have populated the neighborhood of London Hackney where she has once lived “perfectly blends the urban myths and stigmas surrounding fast food as well as sexual themes as a reflection of man’s ecstasy evoked by junk food vis-à-vis the moral imperative of staying healthy as propounded by the media and social influencers.”
10th – 31st August 2017
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Over The Influence, 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road Central Hong Kong