POPPED by surrealist (aka society artist) Phil Clarke's latest solo exhibition at Swank Inspiration in Pacific Place, where one particular work drew my undivided attention. It depicted my childhood hero Superman (memorable battles with nanny over his poster in the bedroom spring instantly to mind) breezing over a tropical island - the painting being titled Superman Goes on Holiday. A poster nearby detailed that: ''Phil Clarke's images combine endangered species with the latest weapons, historic figures in a brave new world and world leaders in bizarre circumstances . . . '' Taking up the latter point, Clarke informed me that he was currently working on a portrait of Governor Chris Patten. At the risk of getting embroiled in a messy case of lese-majeste, I have to point out that it will be called King Kong Goes on Holiday in Hongkong and features Beloved Leader Patten in the guise of the infamous gorilla hanging off the top of the Bank of China tower. My own feeling is that poor Clarke has been working far too hard. Maybe he needs to go on a long holiday to seek fresh pastures of inspiration.