EMMA HACK Chinoiserie 25th August - 12th September 2016
The Cat Street Gallery is excited to announce the return of Emma Hack for her second solo show in
Hong Kong ‘Chinoiserie’.
EMMA HACK is an Adelaide-based artist working in the unique medium of body paint installation
and photography. Exhibiting extensively throughout Australia since 1999, Emma’s astounding
artworks have since captured the attention of collectors and art lovers worldwide.
Emma has received great acclaim for her refined body paint camouflage technique; through a
combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography, her work evokes
a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism.
The artist painstakingly camouflages the human form by hand painting her models into the remarkable
designs and is then photographed. The works are very special limited edition framed photographs.
Emma’s newest series of works, ‘Chinoiserie’ will be previewed in this current exhibition. Chinoiserie,
derived from the French word Chinois, meaning “Chinese” is the European interpretation and imitation
of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts. ’Yin’ and ‘Yang’,
Emma’s newest works feature the delicate positioning of her muse as porcelain busts interacting
within her painterly backgrounds, exploring the intriguing beauty of her Oriental neighbours. Motifs
and butterflies cluster together in a pattern and a collision of calmness and beauty that Emma is
Emma Hack has held successful solo shows at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, NYC and London, The
Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth and Bluerider Art in Taipei as well
as hugely successful art fairs in Singapore, Brussels, Aspen, The Hamptons, Hong Kong and Milan.