Have you played UNO before? When a player places a Draw card, the next person will have to pick up the cards according to the Draw card numbers. Recently, there is an illustrator applying this UNO rule into drawing and held an exhibition – “Draw Three”.
Kazy Chan, a local illustrator, started the “Draw Three” illustration challenge with six local illustrators. “I want to do an art project beyond commercial work, as to show the public that there are still many Hong Kong illustrators adhere to their own style and craftsmanship, not just drifting along,” he said. This exhibition spent two months of his salaries and costed more than half year for preparation.
The rule of “Draw Three” is that one illustrator provides three topics. The next one then has to create something according to given topics. The topics accumulate every round and the last illustrator will need to create product that incorporates the previous 21 topics. The six local illustrators who were invited by Kazy are all very unique and stylish. They are Wong Pei-Chung, Gary Law, Flyingpig, Kaliz Lee, All Things Bright and Beautiful and Koanne Ko Illustration. “It is interesting to see how their diverse drawing styles and interests combined together,” Kazy mentioned.
“The responses are much better than my expectations, as it didn’t have any sponsorships to support.” Through this exhibition, Kazy hopes there will be more people creating with their own style, rather than using drawings to please the audience or clients. “More pluralistic painting style are expected in the future,” he added.
The exhibition held on 1st to 10th March, located at Tai Hang, b’in select. The shop is out of a way, the flow of people is not flourishing. “That proves that those who visited this exhibition are truly came for me,” Kazy said with smile.
Kazy Chan, a local illustrator, uses watercolour paints with bright colour to create different characters and animals. His creates themed illustration for different magazines like New Holidays and Ming Pao Weekly. In 2015, he held an art exhibition called “Nan Zi Xue”, focusing on the qualities of being a man. He has also collaborated with the brands like KIEHL’S, FUZE TEA, DBS and CALBEE for drawing projects.
Written by: Sue