這是李嘉朗（Lon Lee）的首個個人作品展，當中選取了她自2010年以來的不同畫作——游走於明快色彩與淡雅黑白之間，不少作品反映着創作者的日常生活，紀錄了她作為插畫家和Carrousel Studio 創辦人的挑戰，旅行時發生的趣事及與家人朋友的互動。
透過彩色與黑白兩條主線，是次展覽將會展示Lon 迥然不同的風格：從色彩繽紛、以朋友和自己為藍本的系列中，我們能看到她對顏色的敏感度；自黑白為主、以Mr. Skeleton為主角的系列中，我們可見到她對細節的追求。唯有連結起這兩條貌似對立的線索，我們才能描繪出創作者的真實面貌。
Lon 自幼便對繪畫、手工藝充滿熱忱，從大學時期開始更專注發展她的插畫事業，並曾於澳洲出版兒童插畫書籍。回港後，她曾投身於藝術教育，致力傳承她對藝術的熱誠及引導年輕人發掘自身潛能。她於2010年創辦個人工作室 Carrousel Studio，提供插畫，圖像、包裝及產品設計服務。從平面到立體，未來她更會開始設計一系列承接着她一貫風格的產品。
‘The Art of Lon Lee’- A Solo Exhibition by Lon Lee (2- 3 Aug 2014)
Lon Lee’s first solo exhibition at Little Square will open on Saturday, 2nd August 2014. Titled ‘The Art of Lon Lee’, this exhibition will highlight Lon’s seemingly contradictory styles through a collection of her works made since the establishment of her own studio, Carrousel Studio, in 2010. The exhibition will include two major series of her illustrations, one that revolves around her mischievous character Mr. Skeleton and the other that features herself as the main character. Many of the illustrations recorded or reflected Lon’s own life, as an imaginative illustrator, an adventurous traveller, and a friend who wishes to inspire others with joy.
To her acquaintances, Lon has always been that delightful and artistic friend whose drawings can spark a smile in the midst of a hectic day: She is that ever-curious little girl who wears nothing but vibrant colours and she is also that story-teller who whispers to you the secrets of Mr. Skeleton. Behind those vibrant colours lies her inborn sensitivity towards hues and beneath the cross-hatching is her characteristic care for details. Embracing both her colourful and monochromatic natures, Lon continues to dance between spontaneous symphonies and reminiscent requiems.
Since her childhood, Lon has developed a keen interest in a wide range of arts. But it was not until her university years had she discovered her aspiration and passion as an illustrator. After publishing a few children’s illustration books in Australia, Lon returned to Hong Kong and was actively involved in artistic and creative education as to pass on the wonders of arts to the youths. Currently, as both the Art Director and illustrator of Carrousel Studio, she provides illustration services, graphic, packaging and product design solutions to clients.
The path from an independent illustrator to the founder of Carrousel Studio has not been an easy one, yet it has not deterred Lon from stepping into a new journey. Lon’s next step will be developing products centred around her signature characters.
21 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
+852 6221 2013
2014年8月2日至3日, 11:00 – 20:00 （免費入場）
2 – 3 August 2014, 11:00 – 20:00 (Free Admission)