From urban grime to nature sublime, artist makes everyday Hong Kong extraordinary

Upcoming photography exhibition Finding Inner Space by Hong Kong-based, Philippine-born artist Janet Pancho Gupta mixes colourful, up-close images with stark black and whites of city life

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 May, 2016, 7:45am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 May, 2016, 7:45am

Hong Kong-based artist Janet Pancho Gupta has focused on everyday life for her latest photography exhibition, “Finding Inner Space”.

To be held from May 9 to June 4 at the Culture Club Gallery in Central, the show, says Gupta, is a documentary of her life as a woman, wife, mother and painter. “It’s about finding those moments alone to collect one’s thoughts and ideas. Some images I took while grocery shopping or walking the dog – whenever I had free time to discover new places.”

The result is a beautiful mix of up-close images of flowers and insects – many taken near her home in Hong Kong’s New Territories – and black-and-white images that capture the starkness of urban life.

“My urban images reflect daily life and my longing for balance and order. I’m driven to shoot symmetry, geometrical style of perspective, and minimalism.”

Born in the Philippines, Gupta has held solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong. Her works are in collections with art lovers in China, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Britain, Norway and the United States. Gupta is currently working on her next solo painting exhibition.

Finding Inner Space, Culture Club Gallery, 15 Elgin Street, SoHo. Tel: 2127 7936