French art photographer Emmanuel Monzon brings the void into Hong Kong gallery

Monzon’s exhibition at Charbon in Aberdeen shows bleak but beautiful images of his current home city, Seattle

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 February, 2017, 1:14pm
UPDATED : Friday, 24 February, 2017, 1:14pm

French visual artist Emmanuel Monzon explores urban sprawl in his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

Called “Enter the Void”, the show, at Charbon art space from February 25 until March 25, focuses on the US city of Seattle where Monzon is based.

The images, both bleak and beautiful, depict a perfect balance of photographic composition paired with muted tones.

“This aesthetic of the emptiness in my photographic work attempts to understand our current environment – can it be one of de-civilisation,” asks Monzon, a graduate of the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Monzon focuses primarily on the idea of urban sprawling and urban expansion.

Until March 25, “Enter the Void”, Charbon, 8/F, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen. Tel: 6906 2330