Construction worker turned artist Clint Ho, “Reflections on Paper” @Karin Weber & in the studio: guitarist Jason Kui
Hello and welcome to a new series of The Works. We hope you all had an at least bearable summer despite the confinements and restrictions brought about by the coronavirus and other factors. In the arts world, even though many events are still on hold, we’re continuing to bring you the latest news of what’s happening on the cultural scene. For some people, enforced social distancing can give the opportunity to get creative. Later in the show, guitarist Jason Kui will be here to talk to us about his latest album, Naka. First though, the pandemic has disrupted all walks of life, including the arts, and added to the pressures that make it hard to pursue creative interests. However, the story of Clint Ho reveals that with determination creativity can find a way, no matter how long it takes.
In the group exhibition, “Reflections on Paper” at the Karin Weber Gallery, eleven artists from Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China use paper to highlight childhood stories and the past. They’re using paper and a variety of media such as masking tape, images, calligraphy, watercolour and more to recapture and represent memories and history.
Guitarist Jason Kui last came to our studio three years ago to talk about his debut instrumental album.
He’s back now with a new album called “Naka”, a Japanese word that means “in between”. Jason says that each track on the album, based on different countries he has visited, reflects the surroundings and environment of that particular place.