Justin Larkin - The Final End

10/08/2018 - 19:00 - 28/08/2018 - 19:30
G/F, 14 St Francis Street, Wan Chai Hong Kong

The Final End
10th August to 28 August 2018
Opening: 10th Aug 19.00-21:00

"To captivate the imagination is crucial."

"The Final End" is Irish artist Justin Larkin's debut solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

The polarised relationship between seeming opposites - modern technology and antiquities, classical art and nature, sense and nonsense, is fascinating, and juxtaposing them can create new interpretations. Carefully removing context from various arrangements of images across different mediums, Justin allows new ideas to emerge.

Justin employs painting, printmaking, and sculpture in his work, but instead of presenting each work individually, Larkin presents this show as an installation in order to create a dialogue between the image compositions.

Building his pieces off of old images, these images removed from their original narrative context, become obsolete in one sense, but also available for re-animation in another. Larkin's pieces truly become his own.

Justin Larkin graduated from NCAD in 2009 with a degree in Fine Art, he went on to complete a masters degree in Fine Art Print Making in the Royal College of Art in London. He has been exhibiting worldwide including London, Belfast, Dublin, Hong Kong. He currently resides in Hong Kong.