NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

©Mel Stringer ©Yeung Hok Tak

An exhibition of Mel from Australia and Tak from Hong Kong, supervised by Yoshitomo Nara will be held at FOILGALLERY, Kyoto.


Mel Stringer, born in 1987 and works as a freelance illustrator based in Brisbane. Nara first got to know her some five years ago, when she sent a letter to him. Nara admits he gained a lot of power from Mel’s works as the time just flowed him right by, creating work and exhibiting over the decade. In the meantime, Nara met Yeung Hok Tak a.k.a Tak a few years ago through Nara’s old friend who is an art director. Nara immediately liked Tak’s work and keeps a close relationship with him visiting Hong Kong several times. Nara finds richness in the artist and his work with a unique background cultivated in the Sinophone world with the long-time under British rule.

Works by Mel depicting bold girls with simple lines and cute colours, and works by Tak filled with humor as an established comic writer- in this exhibition, you will find drawings by Mel and Tak as well as paintings by Tak, and their goods exhibited will be for sale in the gallery. The book entitled “Mel Tak” compiled by Yoshitomo Nara will also be released on this occasion.

Curated by Yoshitomo Nara Mel Stringer and Yeung Hok Tak Exhibition “Mel Tak”
Date: August 16th – September 8th, 2013
Opening hours: 11:30 – 20:00 (the opening day till 18:00)
Closed on Wednesday
Opening reception: August 16th 18:00 – 20:00
Entrance: 300yen (Free for students under 16)
Place: Foil Galleru
Address: 1-519 3F Sasata-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 075-451-6162

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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