Glass previews new art series by Michel Comte at Art Basel, Hong Kong

DURING Art Basel Hong Kong this month the Swiss artist Michel Comte will showcase his new collection of artworks at the booth of Galerie Urs Meile. Capturing environmental and social causes has been critical for the artist’s practice. Along these lines, Comte’s new art series has a strong emphasis on the phenomenon of red water. The selection is made from black and red ink painted onto transparent sheets of paper and feature the impact of environmental change. Just like that, his work is interpreting the global water streams, pools and lakes which have turned into red due to severe pollution.

Michel Comte Art Basel

Michel Comte, Red Ink collage

Michel Comte Art Basel

Michel Comte, Black Ink collage

Recently, the artist exhibited his first three major multimedia works which are related to climate change – Light at the MAXXI museum in Rome, Black Light – White Light at the Triennale di Milano and Light III at Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing.

Michel Comte, 2019, installation view of the booth at Galerie Urs Meile, Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

For the rest of this year, Michel Comte plans to undertake a set of exhibitions and installations with a focus on the global decline on the environment.

by Viola Li

The Art Basel Hong Kong takes place from March  29-31, 2019. The opening is on Thursday March 28, from 9-5 pm.

1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Galerie Urs Meile / Level 1, Booth 1D26