Amanda Wei Gallery, Hong Kong, hosts show by graffiti artist Cyril Kongo

CYRIL Kongo, the French-Vietnames painter and graffiti artist most well known for Kosmopolite, the first international graffiti festival in France, is opening a solo exhibition titled La French Touch at the Amanda Wei Gallery, contemporary art gallery in Soho, Hong Kong.

Amanda Wei Gallery, Cyril Kongo, graffitiKongo, La French Touch

Amanda Wei has chosen 18 pieces of Kongo’s pieces centred around the themes of love and peace to feature in the La French Touch exhibition. The pieces are inspired by what Kongo observes around him and are extremely brightly coloured which fits well with the exhibition’s launch in the festive season. Highlights include Solutions and Hommage à Mondrian.

Amanda Wei Gallery, Kongo, graffiti Cyril Kongo, Hommage à Mondrian, 85×123.5cm, Mixed media canvas

Amanda Wei Gallery, Kongo, graffitiCyril Kongo, C’était un Vendredi, 130x97cm. Mixed media canvas

Amanda Wei Gallery, Kongo, graffitiCyril Kongo, Solution, 100x100cm. Mixed media canvas

Kongo has also collaborated with Richard Mille, owner of luxury Swiss watches, to create RM 68-01 Kongo Tourbillon. Kongo’s work has been collected by Alain-Dominque Gallizia. Kongo’s first solo show, de la rue jaillit la luminére, was curated in 2011.

Amanda Wei Gallery, Kongo, graffitiKongo x Richard Mille, RM 68-01 Kongo Tourbillon watch

Kongo first started tagging Parisian walls in 1986. He formed the graffiti group MAC in 1998 with friends, and the crew launched Kosmopolite, an international graffiti festival that now annually tours worldwide.

by Allie Nawrat 

La French Touch is open from December 8, 2017 until February, 8 2018

Amanda Wei GalleryShop B, Lower Ground Floor, Wilson House, 19-27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

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