In February 2022, YOSHIROTTEN, a famous graphic artist and art director from Tokyo launched his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition was comprised of three parts: YOSHIROTTEN’s individual works, collaborative pieces with photographer Wing Shya, and reimagined versions of Daido Moriyama’s “NEW SHINJUKU” series. The first floor displayed YOSHIROTTEN’s print and video works, featuring cityscape collages expressed through resolution and printed on mirrored aluminum plates. The second floor presented the result of YOSHIROTTEN’s collaboration with Wing Shya, having highlighted the emotions captured in the city images. The third floor featured YOSHIROTTEN’s digital interpretation of Daido Moriyama’s “NEW SHINJUKU” series, presented as square monochrome bitmaps. The collection was tied together by ambient sounds curated by TAKAKAHN, a member of YOSHIROTTEN’s music group YATT, creating a sensory collage through electronica sounds.
“Self identity as an Asian/Hongkonger is a daily issue most of us encounter on a daily basis.”
Another particularly noteworthy exhibition held at the gallery was called “ANOTHER ASIAN ARTIST” during Hong Kong Art Week in 2022. The show was curated by three Asian curators, Taku Santiago Sato from Japan, Sungah Serena Choo from Korea, and Yang Jian from China. The exhibition showcased the works of nine innovative Asian artists from different parts of the world, exploring what sets Asian artists apart in the post-pandemic world. “Self identity as an Asian/Hongkonger is a daily issue most of us encounter on a daily basis. As a gallerist, artist, collector or an individual, oscillating between one’s local roots and the pressures of globalization, results in a balancing act of meanings and values in the ever-changing world,” said Alex at the time.