Venue: The Music Room at Potato Head Hong Kong
Date: Thursday, 19 March 2020
Club Kowloon is back to Potato Head on Thursday, March 19th to present an exhibition and the art installation “Vulgar Display of Power” of Norwegian artist Espen Cook as well as an audio visual experience at The Music Room.
This exhibition showcases a series of site specific works and installations by Hong Kong based artist Espen Cook. The works originates around the themes of underground music culture, clubbing, punk aesthetics and attitude, drawing inspirations of the artist own youth listening to heavy metal and alternative rock in the west coast of Norway.
This exhibition is celebrating underground music and culture, the suburban kid, the idea of graffiti and vandalism as means of rebellion. The approach is that of the amateur and not the professional artist, improvising and painting fast and with high energy. Honouring the days of the youth and connecting the dots between the kid growing up in a small town in Norway and the HK based artist and DJ he has become today.
The backdrop of this story is that of young man growing up loving skateboard graphics, his brothers Iron Maiden posters and merch and his graffiting, DJing, b-boying cousins in the south of Spain who exposed him to another kind of underground culture. This exhibition will take you on a journey of musical and visual influences and inspirations.