Club Third is proud to present homegrown artist Elaine Keung’s solo exhibition “Go Nuts”. Elaine challenges our perception of high and low art, genres whose boundaries have been blurred by pop art, by using traditional painting methods to reflect 2-D rigidity. The artist’s paintings are orthodoxly painted using brush and acrylic, yet reflect pixelated or crystalized graphic design sensibilities. Elaine’s works have fused the two worlds together to yield something reminiscent of impressionist masters and present day cartoons. The playful characters evident in her paintings are the “nuts” that are the protagonists of our society. Perhaps each of us has a little cartoon inside of us, as we are constantly faced with them here in Hong Kong!
Elaine was born in Beijing in 1976 and raised in Hong Kong. During her tenure at Hong Kong Poly U studying Photographic Design, she made her debut in contemporary art, by means of experimental photography, participating in the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial (1996) and having her first solo show in Parasite Gallery in Central, Hong Kong (1998). Elaine also earned her BA in Graphic and Media Design at the London College of Communication in 2002 and has worked with I.T Apparel and Nike.