Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present the second solo exhibition "Acts & Paintings, Hong Kong". For this exhibition, Vergara resided and worked in Hong Kong. As Straatman, he ventured into the city's natural surroundings, and later, into the metropole's lively core. These interventions are named "Acts & Paintings", which gives the exhibition its title.
Painting is often considered a static art form. A completed canvas with dry paint departs an artist's creative studio to be seen by the public. For Angel Vergara, the opposite is true. To paint is to act. It's not a passive practice, it's an active one. Throughout his long oeuvre, painting has been a form of constant interaction with visible and invisible forces. By bringing his canvases into the world – out of the studio's confined, safe walls - he allows them to absorb the environment, continuously changing throughout.
On the occasion of the exhibition opening, the gallery will host a performance conducted by the artist and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.