Felix Treadwell’s Inaugural Solo Exhibition in Hong Kong
Woaw Gallery is pleased to present Gentle Creatures, the first solo exhibition of British artist Felix Treadwell in Hong Kong. The exhibition is on view from 25 February 2022 to 17 March 2022 at 9 Queen’s Road Central.
Incorporating both East and Western influences into his art through a flattened contemporary style, Treadwell’s soft rendered paintings depict playful characters, animals, and fantastical creatures inspired by his favourite childhood comics.
Following his interest in examining the notions of adolescent vulnerability and conformity, the works featured in this show explore a more grown-up character in their daily routines of part-time jobs and hobbies, while revisiting and mirroring the dinosaurs in their everyday journeys millions of years ago.
Treadwell’s recent works portray our connections over millions of years between two dominions, a loneliness, fragility, and mortality that we and all living beings have to face. The experiences of our lives are so fleeting in the long history of life’s existence, even the small moments, such as watering a flower. Yet, beauty lies in the tiny subject matters. Our lives are made up of numerous scattered moments. The moments might not be seen important separately that they are easily forgettable. But when we see them as a whole, representing a person, or the living beings, the moments shape our lives. Regardless its transient nature, every living being may once share the same experience, highlighting the similarities, differences and speciality in every of us.
The dinosaurs and the humans are still naive, fragile and insecure and may always be, yet there is beauty in that and a reason to continue existing, regardless of how short our time is. The limitation of time gives meaning to life. Within the bounded time, humans are trying their best not only to survive, but the eager to live, to achieve their goals and to attain what they want. Treadwell hopes the works can conjure some comfort and relate to our loneliness in the quiet suffering we fac