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Arcus Pride Art 2022 – Hong Kong

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This year, we are delighted to collaborate with Fiona Ho and Natalie Ng from Odds and Ends for our annual Hong Kong Pride Art exhibition. Established in 2022, Odds and Ends is a contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong that showcases local and international emerging artists, with a focus on Asian diasporic artists. The mission of the gallery is to nurture new talents through a rigorous exhibition program and promote cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The Hong Kong Arcus Pride Art 2022 exhibition features the artworks from the Frenzy in the Wild series by artist JUM (IG: by_jum_), an ally to the LGBT+ community.

About the artist – JUM

Hong Kong-based Brazilian artist JUM works with multimedia and digital mediums to create colourful psychedelic visuals that resonate between real life and imagination. Her subject matters range from portraits, fantastical gardens, surrealist landscapes, abstract shape, to line drawings. JUM has worked in digital illustrations, painted murals, 2D animations and most recently, weaving. JUM's works are near lingual and highly autobiographical, each piece tells the story of a personal dream or journey of self-expression.

Practice

In her own words: "The phrase 'a picture is worth a thousand words' always made a lot of sense to me - maybe because I always had an imagination that I sometimes found it hard to understand, so the act of creating something was the best way I found to express myself."

JUM's choice of fantastical and surrealistic subject matters speak to her desire to create art that is universal and relatable. For her, the fluidity and flexibility of her subjects is the most important aspect of art-making, leaving just enough room for audience's imagination and projection. This fluidity extends to her artistic career, as she continues to experiment with different mediums and techniques, her practice will also grow and evolve alongside.

About the curators – Fiona and Natalie

Fiona Ho was previously the gallery director of Gallery HZ,and held managerial positions at Cat Street Gallery and Aide Consultancy in Hong Kong. Natalie Ng previously worked in art publication and at art advisory firm Dinaburg Arts in New York before moving onto David Zwirner Hong Kong, and finally joining Gallery HZ as its in-house art consultant. The two joined forces to open Odds and Ends with a mission to promote both local and international emerging talents.

The Nature Within – Air

JUM

2020, Archival print on paper, 30x22cm, Ed. of 20

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The Nature Within – Consciousness

JUM

2020, Archival print on paper, 30x22cm, Ed. of 20

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The Nature Within – Earth

JUM

2020, Archival print on paper, 60x43.13cm, Ed. of 20

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The Nature Within – Garden

JUM

2020, Print on canvas, 120x85cm, Ed. of 10

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The Nature Within – Jungle

JUM

2021, Print on canvas, 120x85cm, Ed. of 10

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The Nature Within – Water

JUM

2020, Archival print on paper, 60x43.13cm, Ed. of 20

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The Nature Within – Water

JUM

2020, Archival print on paper, 60x43.12cm, Ed. of 20

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About Arcus

Arcus is our global inclusive employee network open to all Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Intersex, Queer people and their Allies​​​. Arcus aims to encourage an inclusive and integrated culture within Clifford Chance that gives colleagues the choice to be open and out.

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