宀 Gallery is proud to present Drawings by Gedvile and Lousy. The exhibition showcases 9 original drawings created by both artists, incorporating their unique styles. Lousy’s bold iconography and loose continuous line drawings of pseudo-spiritual characters are complemented by Gedvile’s meditative abstract mark-making and primary tones.
Sitting across from one another in Gedvile’s Sheung Wan studio, the artists set a two-minute timer, in which they unleashed a flurry of marks. When the timer went off they passed on the sheet of drawing paper and layered over the others work. The pairing was unexpectedly symbiotic as the initial appearance of these two artists is worlds apart.
Gedvile is a relentless researcher, finding inspiration in science, sociology, linguistics and spirituality. Her philosophy and attitude permeate through every facet of her life; from her study of wellness and meditation to her approach in the studio. Lousy, on the other hand, rejects academia or over-analysis in his work. Disciplined by street art, he has a rebellious style that is entwined with punk-rock, parties and Hong Kong sub-culture.
However, it is the very difference between styles that fills these drawings with fresh charisma. Lousy’s thick lines and mystical creatures dance around Gedvile’s detailed strokes and celestial compositions. Occupying different plains of scale, the two find common ground, which upon deeper reflection encompasses more than meets the eye. Stripping down their visual language to the utmost essentials, they both practice controlled expressions of subconscious repetition. One may tag all over the cities surfaces and another may spend hours with a set of pens and a piece of paper, but both have found an aesthetic that is distinct and true to the soul.