Opening Reception: January 29, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm
In his first-ever solo exhibition held in Hong Kong, British artist Timothy Betjeman presents works on glass, canvas and wood which meld visual and thought-worlds, combining precious and found materials with painterly lines to create disorientating surfaces, alternately rich and sparse.
Essentially an urban artist who notes his reaction to commonplace scenes with lively painting and bitey mark-making, Betjeman is keen on tackling peripheral elements from his surroundings, capturing the feel of the city in all its grit and glory. In mixing abstraction with reality, he creates spaces for the viewer to rest amongst his visual cacophony.
Rain or shine, light or shadowed, bored or ecstatic, familiar or strange, under Betjeman’s vigorous, even reckless lines, contradictory scenes and feelings are explored and synthesized to invoke a shadowy alliance. When seen through a pane of glass the sketchy delineation of his cosmic musing evokes new moods, memories and emotions as color interplays with light and nature.