Orchid City exhibition coming to the Tulip Lounge

johnboy 20 January 2011

orchid city

This came across my desk and looks like fun:

Orchid City
A Pop-Up Art Show by Dai
Opening night: 4-7pm, Thursday 10 February 2011
Tulip Lounge, Level 1, 8 Franklin Street Manuka
Free entry
Guests will be greeted with complimentary wine, sparkling and beer. Light refreshments will also be provided.

On the tail end of his visit to Australia, Dai is working in collaboration with Tulip Lounge to bring a serving of spontaneity to the Canberra art scene. Tulip Lounge will open its doors for a night of innovative contemporary art and entertainment.

Orchid City is an independently curated exhibition of digital graphics and aerosol on canvas. The work is an ongoing dialogue with urban landscapes, inspired by the streets, tempered by an appreciation of the volatile unpredictability of nature.

There is an amorphous quality to Dai’s work, a fluid experimentation with styles, exhibitions and media. He unifies a fascination with calligraphy and typography, a passion for Buddhism and a captivation with street-art and the subculture of Hip Hop for a unique surprising symmetry of style.

Currently based in Beijing, Dai operates under the Gráfica Real banner together with fellow-Australian designer, Samuel Jesse. Their work is steadily gaining recognition in the Chinese market, working with a variety of well-known clients such as Oakley and Mercedes Benz. His current portfolio includes residential and commercial graffiti installations, events, fashion projects, digital art and design.

Orchid City works will be on display until Sunday 20 February 2011.

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