'Bunees' egged on by graffiti artists

Ten children dressed as rabbits joined two internationally known graffiti artists yesterday, spraying brightly coloured paint around a Kwun Tong shopping mall.

Wednesday, 12 April, 2006, 12:00am

Art and parcel

AT A CELEBRITY-STUDDED store opening at the Landmark last December, two men in black seemed dazed by the high-wattage staging. Yet, although clearly not fashionistas, they were pivotal to the dramatic set-up that made the retail space as much of an attraction as its luxury products.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


The works of graffiti artist John Perello, aka JonOne, are on display until September 11 at Festival Walk (Level G) in Kowloon Tong.

Born in the Dominican Republic, JonOne grew up in Harlem, New York, where he was exposed to graffiti every day. His colourful paintings were inspired by the images he saw on the streets of the Big Apple.

2 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Writing on the wall

GRAFFITI IS no longer an underground activity. It has emerged as an element of pop culture seen in dark subways just as often as art galleries and shopping malls.

Graffiti artists have even been invited to paint for advertising firms and brand name companies.

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


What's going on around the globe

Art authorities in Singapore often lament the dearth of local talent. But an opportunity to show their works for free has prompted local budding artists (and a few from around the region, too) to reach for their brushes, pencils or cameras - with interesting results.

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Andre Saravina

Spray paints: 'I use Montana spray paints. It's a German brand. They have plenty of colours in their range, they have strong pressure and they're cheap.'

Jeans: 'My jeans usually end up getting covered in spray paint and I've always worn the same brand: Levi's. They're durable but comfortable. I always wear the same style but they're becoming harder to find.'

31 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Graffiti guerillas swap cans for chisels to carve 3D totems

Hendrik Docken is a burly sculptor who lives and works on a mountaintop studio near the German rural town of Oberursel. Loomit, from the bustling metropolis of Munich, is among the first graffiti artists waging guerilla warfare across German cities.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Wallpaper pioneer sees the writing on the wall

Hong Kong graffiti artist Syan says he created wallpaper for companies two years ago, but his works were more commercial gimmicks than art.

'I had written hip-hop greetings like 'Yo, Wotz Up!' in graffiti style for design companies as well as one mobile-phone company,' says the 33-year-old (right) whose real name is Chan Kwok-yan.

5 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Graffiti artist's work snapped up for $55,000 at Sotheby's

A piece of calligraphy by Tsang Tsou-choi - the graffiti artist who called himself the 'King of Kowloon' - has been sold by Sotheby's for $55,000.

The art work is accompanied by a photo of Tsang's street calligraphy taken by Lau Kin-wai, a long-time friend of the artist. It was sold at an auction held by Sotheby's in Admiralty yesterday.

1 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

24 hours with Claire Hsu

The Asia Art Archive was set up in response to increasing awareness of contemporary Asian art. Nowadays, there are many exhibitions worldwide that have included major Asian contemporary artists, yet there's been relatively little research in the field. When we set up, there was nowhere you could go to get information on these artists.

15 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

What's On


Andree Putman is a leading exponent of French contemporary design. Her eclectic background and varied interests are reflected in her creations ranging from interior design and furniture to eyewear and perfume.

11 May 2004 - 12:00am

Paintings for the people

KOON WAI-BONG'S art has been in such demand his fans have joined a month-long waiting list to get hold of his work.

The 29-year-old's traditional Chinese paintings adorn the walls of homes and offices across Hong Kong. Despite his popularity, however, he has no wad of cheques to cash and he's not planning a big-spending lifestyle on the back of his success.

12 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

McDonald's MTR graffiti-to-go

It's a scene straight out of the ghetto, with the graffiti-covered train rattling through the night. But now our own MTR is getting its first real taste of the street art - courtesy of McDonald's.

The idea is the brainchild of advertising agency DDB's art director, Joe Wong. The graffiti is by MC Yan, former frontman of recently disbanded local hip hop outfit LMF.

15 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Anoher tag on the wall

CHINA'S OBSESSION with writing on walls runs deep. In the classic novel Outlaws Of The Marsh, hero and leader Song Jiang makes his revolutionary declaration against the corrupt state with a poem drunkenly scrawled on a teahouse wall. During the Cultural Revolution, pesky neighbours could be eliminated by accusations posted on a community wall.

12 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Abusive graffiti daubed on wall outside police station

Police are investigating an incident in which graffiti abusing the force was daubed on a wall outside the Sha Tin police station yesterday.

The two-metre-long slogan, in English and containing foul language, was seen by a man being written with green paint on the wall outside the police station in Fung Shun Street just after 7am. It was later cleaned off.

19 Aug 2003 - 12:00am