Multimedia artist Peter Alwast has been all around the globe; displaying his artworks in forms of videos, computer graphics, paintings and drawings in Brisbane, South Korea and Sydney just to name a few. As someone who intertwines layers of representation through different mediums, inviting audiences in realms of the virtual and the real; he is hosting his first exhibition here in Hong Kong with the opening for public starting tomorrow, 14th of December 2013.
Lasting for almost 2 weeks until the 27th of December, 2013 at the Cattle Depot Artist Village in Hong Kong; he investigates into the gap between the rich and the poor he has observed during this first visit to Hong Kong. Expressing philosophy on his ideas about time in the ever moving city; his Looking Down exhibition clearly focuses on the repetition we experience everyday and how that non changing movement can be interrupted by the falling of objects to the ground. The travelling of space and time is therefore challenged by an illusion of one thinking they have control over the repeated running of actions.
Awarded a Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship with a Masters in Fine Arts from the Parsons School of Design in New York; his works are definitely aspiring with romantic visuals, but so is it a tease to the mind once you realize his exploration into the difficult ideas about suspensions in time for our city through disputes and organizations of our society.
Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong