Thursday, September 25, 2008
Stella Lai: Fat Children Ruined My Life
California artist, Stella Lai, will open her solo exhibition at the F2 Gallery in Beijing on Sunday, September 28, 2008. Please check out the details of the exhibition on www.f2gallery.com. I interviewed Stella Lai after being introduced to her work at the PULSE art fair in 2007.
Stella was born in Hong Kong. Her paintings have been described as so precise that they could pass for digital prints. Her work is influenced by the cultural environment of Hong Kong , which was returned to China in 1997 after 155 years as a British colony. By drawing upon her memories and knowledge of the architecture and language of Hong Kong , Lai has developed an installation of paintings that examine the city’s bipolar history and new status as a hyper-accelerated metropolis dominated by 21st century consumption.