Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to feature the work of Adrian Wong at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014. Born in Chicago, Wong lives and works in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Culling details and symbolic references from the historic, cultural, and fantastical fabric of a place, Wong creates sculptures and installations that conflate time periods and complicate architectural narratives. For Art Basel Hong Kong 2013, Absolut Art Bureau invited Wong to create an Art Bar in a former cold storage depot below the Fringe Club. The installation Wun Dun (titled after the Taoist concept for primordial universe) resurrected a neglected subspace with opera singers, exotic fish tanks, and animatronics and harkened back to nostalgic, imagined Hong Kong of yesteryear.
In his most recent sculptures - the focus of Rhona Hoffman Gallery’s booth - Wong introduces the use of neon and florescent lights, further heightening the element of play pervasive in his work. In addition to other notable collections, Wong's work is featured in the renowned M+ Collection in Hong Kong, which is slated to open to the public in 2017.
Other artists exhibited include: