ART, HIP-HOP, FASHION

21 May 2012

  • As the city gears up for Art HK and Le French May, JOYCE joins forces with French artist, Charles Munka to create a special installation at its flagship store in Central.

    As a fashion pioneer, JOYCE has always strived to collaborate with creatives from all walks of life and continually supports young talents from the arts realm. Munka, a French artist from Lyon, is based in Hong Kong and has spent much of his life in Asia. Munka’s early works were strongly influenced by hip-hop and the progressive L.A. beat scene. He took the more traditional elements from both genres and fused them with contemporary and historical imagery from film, video games, pop art and abstract expressionism to create a unique style of his own.

    His recent work has moved away from hip-hop and is inspired by literary classics, including epic tales like the Iliad and Odyssey. His current approach transforms urban street corners into lush, sophisticated works of art that reflect his own struggles and discoveries as an artist and a modern nomad. Munka’s paintings are sizable and rich, featuring expressive paint strokes, meaningful pictograms and text.

    JOYCE is pleased to transform our main shop window into a temporary gallery space to exhibit Munka’s latest works. Yet again JOYCE blends art and fashion in a truly unique way to create an inspiring experience for both art and fashion lovers in Hong Kong.

    Installation by Charles Munka is exhibited at JOYCE Central until 28th May.