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Colorful ‘Los Chicanos’ chickens flock to HQB
April 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
French graffiti artist Ceet Fouad, who has been based in Shenzhen for nearly 20 years but is now in France due to the pandemic, is exhibiting his “Los Chicanos” artworks at the HQB Museum. Entry is free.
The exhibition, titled “Gravity of Love,” showcases his new drawings on an iPad with themes of Shenzhen and Huaqiangbei as well as his past paintings and sculptures. Visitors can buy “Los Chicanos” merch at the exhibition.
A scene in the exhibition. Photos from HQB Museum’s WeChat account
Fouad, who is of Moroccan descent, was born in Algeria in 1971. He moved to Toulouse, France, in 1978 at the age of 7. He is a prolific muralist, contemporary painter and DJ. He has also created sculptures and installations for public and sponsored events.
In 2016, he started his own art project called “Jardin Orange” in Shenzhen, which invites international and local artists to do art every month. He has experimented with different media, using pens, markers, metallic paint and spray paint. The result is a richly textured and saturated surface that successfully evokes emotions of endearment and fun in his vibrant canvases.
Paintings by Ceet Fouad.
His “Los Chicanos” series features funny chicken characters. The small, colorful chickens have large eyes and round bodies. When asked what they mean, the artist has alluded that they serve as a parody of human beings as we live in this modern, overcrowded world.
Fouad has exhibited in galleries in several countries including China, Indonesia, Singapore, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, the United States and Morocco.
The HQB Museum also reflects collective memories of Huaqiangbei, showcasing electronic products made over the past 40 years in the No. 1 electronics market in China.
Dates: Until May 9
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays
Guided tours: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. on every open day
Booking: WeChat account “HQB_Museum”
Venue: HQB Museum, 5/F, Modern Window Commercial Plaza, Huaqiangbei, Futian District (福田区华强北现代之窗商业广场五楼华强北博物馆)
Metro: Line 2 or 7 to Huaqiang North Station (华强北站), Exit E2
Source / Shenzhen Daily
Editor / Cao Zhen
WeChat Editors / Lin Songtao, Jane
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