Lee Tung Avenue is delighted to present award-winning international talent Sinta Tantra’s ’In the Mood For Love’, a public art commission for Hong Kong’s Art Month. Working beyond the traditional walls of the gallery space, this large-scale immersive work encourages passersby to look, relook and step inside: “Circular shapes makes one feel uplifted, solid bright colours become pleasing and life-affirming.” In this work, Sinta Tantra welcomes audiences to participate in a ‘living painting’.
Inspired by the romance of Lee Tung Avenue’s tree-lined street, this public art commission celebrates the idea of ‘falling in love’ and references traditional Chinese colours, symbols and decorative motifs. “I wanted to create a visual spectacle of colour at both ends of the avenue, punctuating the space with abstract forms: symbols of love, wedding rings, romance, nostalgia.”
The installation is an abstract landscape, growing from Hong Kong’s own urban metropolis. Brightly coloured graphics wrap across three levels of the footbridge, with large-scale floor paintings at both entrances of Queen’s Road East and Johnston Road. Viewers will find themselves “looking up, looking down, stepping inside- submerged in colour, and falling in love with the city itself.”
This ambitious public art installation is not only accessible to all, but actively invites members of the public to participate in its legacy by taking part in a time-lapse video. Recording individual and collective moments of footfall, gaze and presence, the film will embrace the visual spectacle of Tantra’s ‘living painting’. An outstanding feature of Hong Kong’s Art Month 2018, this vibrant work is not to be missed!