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Art is not just for people to appreciate from afar, but also to bring into their lives, to own. Art Supermarket is an unconventional art gallery with the ambition to bring excellent and original art into our daily lives. The gallery showcases a wide range of art works by emerging Asian and Western contemporary artists, and is known to be a forward-looking contributor to the Hong Kong arts scene. The gallery was founded in 2011 by its current director Michael Manzardo, and has occupied the same location since that time, on a lovely terrace in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district. Art Supermarket – Art for All.

Visions & Sounds – The Moving Pictures of the Show

Visions & Sounds features the new artwork series Flatness by Hong Kong-­based Canadian artist Tao Stein and music by renowned New York jazz trio Claude Diallo Situation. Visions & Sounds is a unique encounter between painting and music. Here are the emotions for those who have missed the Opening Reception at Art Supermarket on Sat, Dec 5, 2015.

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Tao Stein

We most of the time have a narrow view on how we see things and our vision is rarely stretched to new dimensions. The Hong Kong-based Canadian artist Tao Stein presents new worlds for exploration. He creates sensations of fascination and mystery, while the whole purpose of the artist disappears, but is replaced with the freedom of the viewers to compose their own imagination. Can flatness be three-dimensional? (Tao actually already makes this happen.) Are the circles the outer space, or the images of our social interactions? Are they the beauty of ……? Empower your vision, experience your emotion!

Tao’s creative process is unique. While many contemporary artists use commercial software packages or tools to create their work, Tao programs the computer directly. He begins with an idea, and creates it all the way from the bottom layer of geometry and abstract math formulas, through the implementation in code, up to the final painting. This intimate and detailed process is tied to the strong originality and sincerity of his work. Flatness, builds on work shown earlier this year in Beijing and Venice. Tao Stein received the PhD in Computer Science from Harvard and studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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Claude Diallo Situation

Based in New York, this trio will display their striking talent and bring some New York jazz flair to Hong Kong. With performances at the New Vision Arts Festival 2012, live recordings at RTHK radio, and club performances around town, the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Claude Diallo has already built a strong following among the Hong Kong music scene. Here as the Claude Diallo Situation , he is accompanied by his longtime collaborator bass player Curtis Ostle, as well as jazz drum legend Eliot Zigmund.

Diallo will introduce new compositions of his own and smart arrangements of jazz standards. Await a thrilling concert with fresh energy, virtuoso improvisation and true love to the music. The Claude Diallo Situation plays with refreshing cohesion and dynamism, with Diallo leading the way with robust technique, cleverness, and a palpable sense of joy.

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