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Artist’s environmentally friendly theme

DISAPPEARING animals, polluted oceans and overfishing are the latest themes featured by young artist Hu Yongke and his students at a new exhibition called “Home, Think and Change.”

The “Disappearing Animals” series by Hu is the highlight of the exhibit. The dark tone of the paintings depicts the severe living environment faced by animals on earth, each of which is gradually disappearing from head to foot in the center of the painting.

“From head to toe, you will see animals disappearing, but if you look from toe to top, they are reborn,” said artist Hu. “So I want to indicate that, although the living environment is tough now, there is always hope if we see the problems and work together to improve it.”

The exhibition also showcases paintings from over 40 students of Hu and dozens of art pieces created by disabled people.

They may not be mature in painting techniques or styles, but they still manage to convey their deep thoughts behind climate change, pollution and the energy shortage problem.

Visitors are invited into a discussion about the changing environment and how the extreme weather affects our homeland through the art.

Works by the disabled people is probably the most heartwarming aspect on the site. Many of the artists suffer from a mental illness, but through the intense colors and cute elements, like two cats walking hand-in-hand, viewers can feel the love they share.


Date: Through January 15, 8am-10pm

Venue: Carbonium12 art space

Address: No. 225-226, 2/F, CITIC Square,
1168 Nanjing Rd W.


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