murakami x fabrik x the wanderlister

Art One is a wonderful large new space that has opened up in Convention Plaza; several galleries have already moved in, including a space featuring several of Simon Birch's new paintings as well as Fabrik Contemporary's new home.  Last week, one of Electric sekki's Les Artistes (video here), architect and #HKFashionBlogger JJ Acuna (aka The Wanderlister+) collaborated with Fabrik to host an intimate Takashi Murakami exhibition in their new Art One space.  As I chatted to Jurgen Abergas, the Director of Fabrik, he explained to me that the shape of Murakami's iconic cartoon flowers is based on Buddhist iconography; a symbol of perfection and harmony.  Murakami reached international stardom in 2002 when Marc Jacobs invited him to reinvent the ever-so-popular Louis Vuitton logo bags; Murakami put his own whimsical twist on Louis Vuitton by changing the classic beige-on-brown tones into a multicoloured work of pop art.  A great selection of Murakami's works are on display at Fabrik Art One until 4 December; make sure to stop by and check it out.

Fabrik's wonderful new home at Art One, Convention Plaza.

Takashi Murakami's iconic cartoon flowers are based on Buddhist iconography symbolising harmony. 

Being a HUGE Wanderlister+ fan, I loved the toothpicks with the W+ logos on them!

Here I am with triple-threat JJ Acuna: #HKFashionBlogger of TheWanderlister+ fame, Les Artistes participant & talented architect.  The perfect Renaissance man?  I think so!


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