Art Basel Hong Kong 2013



The first Art Basel Hong Kong will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from May 23 to 26, 2013. Chen Ke and her highly personalized style has become an iconical representative amongst the new generation of young Chinese artists. This time, Star Gallery will present Chen Ke's solo exhibition entitled Frida: A Woman to be on display for the first time at the Insights Section of Art Basel Hong Kong. This series will portray the artist's development into a new phase of artistic creation.

Born in 1907 the Mexican female artist, Frida, lived a legendary life to become one of the world’s most recognized female artists. By chance, Chen Ke came across Frida's photo album featuring Frida and her friends’ lives. Chen became deeply fascinated in the images, where the female artist is no longer described as a rebellious figure, but as a warm and ordinary woman. Time and life experiences are important to Chen's work, thus Frida's pictures deeply touched her and urged her to pick up the brush and redraw the images in her own style.