Best things to do in Hong Kong in May
Cathay Pacific 2023.05.09
If you’re looking to spruce up your walls, now’s the time to commit. In the wake of Art Basel and Art Central last month, the Affordable Art Fair is celebrating its tenth anniversary with one of its biggest exhibitions yet, showcasing 270 artists at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18 to 21 May. It’s the best way to discover up-and-coming global artists and start your art investment journey.
From nostalgic Hong Kong pieces by the likes of Rick Lo and Eleanor McColl to vibrant works by Spanish artist Murfin, there’s something for everyone.
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR進駐香港10週年 聚焦本地作品 緬懷香港的風景！
Metro Pop 2023.05.19
剛走進會場，首先映入眼簾的是飛機滑過啟德上空那一瞬間的畫面，由本地藝術家Rick Lo創作作品《Good Old Kai Tak》，為「飛走了的人、飛回來的人、將要飛走的人」而畫。這景象也記下了那個美好的舊時光：記憶中的招牌、建築；即使忙碌，抬頭望去也總能看見希望的年代。又或者，是否還有人記得，飛機掠過上空時那巨大的聲響？而此次Rick Lo的作品，就結合了擴增實境（AR），然大家能夠看到畫作中正在發生的故事，重溫舊啟德飛機升降的景況和那震耳欲聾的引擎聲響。同樣對舊時代緬懷的，還有隨鯨沉入深海的珍寶海鮮舫、電車與霓虹依然閃亮的時光。
感謝商業電台嘅邀請做咗個錄音訪問，感謝急急子 @aamber903 及商台同事們對畫作嘅細緻欣賞，我哋傾咗一陣關於創作嘅嘢，同埋要留意嚟緊五月中喺會展舉辦嘅 Affordable Art Fair 呀！
Thanks for the interview by Commercial Radio last week. Make sure you will be able to join the upcoming Affordable Art Fair at HKCEC in May.
要多謝大會 LAWSGROUP 頒發呢個「香港掂檔十大匠人選舉2022 - 最佳匠人」獎項，多謝一直以嚟都支持 Rickubic 嘅朋友，由舊年十月開始，有錄影訪問、匠人市集、投票選舉、入圍後再做咗幾晚嘅詳細品牌匯報，到尋日嘅頒獎典禮及訪問，我全部都完成，感謝大家俾我呢個咁正嘅體驗！再次多謝 @d2place ，可以俾大家去實驗 / 實現自己嘅構想。
I would like to thank LAWSGROUP for awarding this “Hong Kong Top Ten Artisans Award - Best Artisan '' award. And thanks to everyone who has always supported Rickubic. Starting from October last year, there were video interviews, handicraft fair and voting, and I did a detailed brand portfolio for a few nights after being shortlisted. Then it was the award ceremony and interview yesterday. Thanks to everyone for giving me such an amazing experience. Thanks again @d2place for everyone to experiment with their ideas.
法國香水品牌 @diptyque 最新發佈嘅限量版 Do Son 淡香水，感謝您哋嘅邀請，令我可以喺 Aqua Luna II 上可以睇到、聞到同感受到，逐點填上那份屬於自己嘅留白⋯⋯
"Do you remember the place where you lived when you were young? Even the toys you played and the bike you rode. Who was sitting next to you in the classroom? What were those funny things? How much of your childhood are you supposed to remember?”
It is difficult to create a wonderful and artistic animation. And there is one full of fragrant fantasy. The animation describes the imaginary space of the artist when he paints, it goes through the reality back and forth. What a lovely piece with beautiful background music.
@diptyque a French perfume brand, with the launch of new limited edition perfume Do Son, thanks for your invitation to let me experience the fantasy.
一開始就話係友台嘅行家即刻有壓力，仲要狂Tag Rickubic真係夠曬屈機，之後輕鬆講吓AR同而家設計呢行，仲有分享吓教學嘅趣事，傾吓傾吓咁就錄咗廿分鐘。感謝新城知訊台由Michael Beat和馬仔主持「星期日無限定」的邀請做了一個專題訪問，讓我可以重拾在澳洲開咪嘅時光。呢廿分鐘專題訪問已經在星期日（12 / 9 / 2021）晚出咗街喇！想聽重溫嘅朋友可以透過以下連結聽番㗎！（溫馨提示： 節目會於04:30開始）
An interview by Metro Broadcast about Rickubic including sharings on the design industry and interesting stuff about teaching, was broadcasted on Sunday night (12 Sep 2021). Please go to the following link to listen. Kind of reminds me of my broadcasting time back in Australia.
Tatler Hong Kong invited Rickubic to create artwork to celebrate Hong Kong, from A to Z, which I got the letter K - Kai Tak.
Extracted from Tatler Hong Kong
Artist Rick Lo - who sometimes uses the pen name Rickubic - remembers flying into Kai Tak Airport, whose runway famously jutted into Victoria Harbour, making it one of the most dramatic landings in the world.
“I loved to see the view from the plane,” says Lo. “I remember seeing all the beautiful lights - a tiny Hong Kong. I was excited that our plane almost landed on the roofs of the buildings.”
Lo subsequently developed a serious passion for flying. “I took flying lessons in a small plane in Adelaide when I studied in Australia,” he says. “Although I haven’t completed any licences, each time I get back up there in a plane, I feel happy.”
"8 Talented and Inspiring Hong Kong Illustrators You Need To Know"
Written by Amanda Sheppard, Localiiz
Rick Lo, or Rickubic, as he is known, is an illustrator known for his bold line work. Having relocated from Australia to Hong Kong, he puts a fresh spin on everyday iconic Hong Kong sites such as the Star Ferry and red minibuses, with the odd pithy social commentary thrown in for good measure. A number of his creations are available to purchase from his online Etsy store for a very reasonable price.