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ART & STYLE

An Art Walk Through Taikoo Place

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It’s the middle of another typical work day, and you’re in need of a little inspiration. You don’t need to look far – follow us on a Taikoo Place art walk to discover some of the incredible artworks dotted across our office vicinity.

Transient (Cambridge House)

Beginning our tour at Cambridge House, you’ll find a pair of giant flower pots at the centre of the lobby. But not just any pots – these are made of copper wires. Korean artist Cheong Kwang-ho is known to create sculptures that blur the line between fine arts and everyday objects. For Transient, he has interpreted the shape and structure but excluded the function of pots. So are they still pots? It’s up to you to decide.

Interesting fact: Despite their delicate appearances, the sculptures each weigh over 80kg.
The Real Me (Devon House)
Moving on to Devon House, you’ll encounter a group of 13 miniature human figures created by local engineer-turned-artist Kevin Fung. Inspired by the everyday routines of Hongkongers, his works are especially relatable, perhaps due to the fact that he’d experienced the challenges of office life first-hand. In The Real Me, he reveals the intriguing workplace dynamics, from the constant need to excel to the intricacies of co-worker relationships.

Interesting fact: These wooden sculptures have purposely been made in toy size to give you an objective, God-like view.
Two to Tango (Dorset House)
Perhaps the most iconic piece in Taikoo Place, the exuberant sculpture by British pop artist Allen Jones RA dominates the connecting area towards Dorset House. A well-respected painter and sculptor, Jones’ works often combine elements of the two art forms, as shown in this striking sculpture resembling an abstract portrait. Entwined in a dance of harmony, the two figures seem to be charged with a playful energy and a sense of freedom, thanks to their flamboyant colours and flowing forms.

Interesting fact:
The sculpture’s flat steel parts pay homage to the Chinese ribbon dance.
Chronos Trilogy (Lincoln House)
Crossing the Lincoln House Linkbridge, you’ll be greeted by a magnificent trio of carved glass sculptures by Canadian artist Warren Carther. Combining his passion for architecture with a fascination with light, colour, form and scale, Carther has developed innovative techniques to create unique glass works using industrial tools. The three on display here, titled Vestige, Sea of Time and Approach of Time respectively, each represent a specific facet of time: the past, present and future.

Interesting fact: At 13m high, Approach of Time is one of the tallest free-standing glass sculpture in the world.
The Watcher (Oxford House)
If you feel like you’re being watched as you enter the lobby of Oxford House, that’s because you are – look up and say hello to The Watcher, who is squatting on a bronze pillar, quietly observing passers-by as they go about their days. This life-sized figure was created by world-renowned British sculptor David Williams-Eillis, whose latest projects included the D-Day Sculpture in Normandy, France in celebration of the historic event’s 75th anniversary.

Interesting fact: Including the pillar, the sculpture is 3.2m tall and weighs more than half a ton.
Changing Spaces (Taikoo Park)
Head out to Taikoo Park for some fresh air – and more unusual artworks. Among the pieces showcased here is the work of British artist George Cutts, the first sculptor in the world to combine stainless steel and stone. Comprising two slender tubes, this installation is easy to miss as it blends well with the surroundings. Take a moment to be still and notice the curving poles gently weaving together and then separating. This undulating movement constantly shifts the space between them, just like the city’s changing environment.

Interesting fact: This is the only electronic art installation in Taikoo Place.
In the Loop and Around the Square (One Island East)
At the final stop of our walk is a duo of abstract sculptures inside One Island East. These curious-looking structures are the works of acclaimed British artist Wendy Taylor, the same creator of the monumental Timepiece at Tower Bridge, London. In the Loop is fashioned like a loop of ribbon to symbolise continuity, while Around the Square explores the theme of equilibrium with a visual illusion. Watch the sculptures change shapes as you view them from different angles.

Interesting fact: Both made out of metal, In the Loop is a cast-bronze sculpture, while Around the Square was created using stainless steel.


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