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12/F, 62 Victoria Road
Kennedy Town
Western District
Hong Kong

Breathing Frog Fun《會呼吸的蛙玩》

Breathing Frog Fun《會呼吸的蛙玩》

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Art and Piece x Frog King:  Artwork "Breathing Frog Fun"

  • Circa 2021

  • Mixed media on canvas     

  • 635 x 950mm

  • Signed ‘外星郭氏’ on recto

About the Artwork
Coherent with the creative identity of Frog King, the art piece features the Five Elements: paper as Wood, ink as Water, while Fire is applied by heating up an awl to puncture the paper. The Elements work together to present an opposing yet balanced effect. The burn marks at the edges of the paper grace the work with a charming touch of innocence and naturality.   


By putting together his smaller artworks of different eras, including his own portrait, the artist has created a big artwork that is as plenteous and abundant as the 5G era.  He names the artwork “Breathing Frog Fun” as no other words can better illustrate the energy and dynamic of this masterpiece.


About the Artist
One of Hong Kong's most iconic and dynamic conceptual artists, Frog King (a.k.a Kwok Mang-ho) graduated from the Grantham College of Education in 1970, and took training in ink painting and calligraphy with master Lui Shou Kwan, the leader of the New Ink Paining Movement. Frog King is one of the earliest Chinese contemporary artists to explore the use of ink painting as a conceptual tool, incorporating it as both action and material into multiple-media installations and performances. By playing with fire and frogs, and revolutionizing the traditional rules, Frog King has revealed his works as “Happening Art” and attracted both local and international recognition.


At the age of 73, Frog King is still active and enthusiastic in creating art, with creating “nine million pieces of artworks” as his life goal. The same artist that once sold his artworks for US$1 each on the street of New York sold two paintings at the recent Art Basel Hong Kong for HK$370,000. He jokes, “I paint it, I frame it, and I get to sell it at 200,000 dollars. I dip toilet paper into ink and it is auctioned for even more. It sometimes awes me that people are really paying for these things! I just sit here and paint money while this absurdity keeps abreast of the times.”

*The artwork will be exhibited at the first anniversary of "Art & Pieces" and "A Piece of Memories" at the Gallery by the Harbour in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui from September 30 to October 24, 2021. The artwork will be shipped to buyers afterwards.


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                                《美紙》x 蛙王: 作品《會呼吸的蛙玩》
                                • 2021年作

                                • 混合媒介 布本  

                                • 635 x 950mm

                                • 款識:外星郭氏(畫面標籤)

                                作品簡介
                                畫作抽取五行元素,也為郭氏常見的創作風格:紙為木,配以水墨,再用火燒紅錐子,刺穿紙張。各種元素在互動後,除了產生對立和平衡,紙張邊緣在火燒後呈現的焦黑均散發自然質感。
                                郭氏以小畫拼湊為大作品,有各個年代的青蛙畫作,也包含他的個人肖像。畫作內容如同5G世代般豐富,他認為任何名稱都無法完好地形容那種節奏,後來決定名為《會呼吸的蛙玩》,並視為當刻最恰如其分的畫作名字。

                                作者簡介
                                蛙王(郭孟浩),1970年畢業於香港葛量洪教育學院美術專科,師承「香港新水墨運動」領軍人物呂壽琨,以各種物料創作似水墨而非水墨的作品,玩火、玩田雞、玩規則,全都是有思前想後的蛙式「客賓臨」(Happening Art),也被視為香港最早期的概念藝術先鋒。
                                今年73歲的蛙王,仍舊24小時營運中,「九百萬件作品」系列也未見盡頭。曾經在紐約街頭把畫作標價1美元,前陣子在Art Basel Hong Kong以37萬港元售出兩幅畫。他曾豪言:「我一張畫,裱起,拍個20萬;把廁紙沾進墨裡,又拍個幾十萬,居然真的有人會付錢!我可以坐在這裡不斷畫銀紙,而這種荒謬是與時並進的。」

                                *藝術品於2021年9月30至10月24日期間於尖沙咀海港城畫廊舉行的《美紙》一周年《一紙憶記》聯展中展出,隨後才付運藝術品予買家。

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