28 March – 1 April 2019
Arthur Koeman, a Dutch painter who has lived in Hong Kong since 1980, is exhibiting his paintings in the Fringe Club. This exhibition highlights not only Koeman’s work but also artworks from Kim Robinson. Apart from running his well-known hairdresser salon in Central, Kim is also a renowned artist.
Kim and Arthur have been active for many years in the art world. Their work is part of private collections and is also being displayed in commercial venues.
In this exhibition, Koeman explores various themes, such as “happiness”, “morning moods” and “female shapes”. He is mainly inspired by his surroundings, leading to a wide range of subject matters in his art. Koeman loves to work with bright colours, rendering his paintings both cheerful and uplifting.
The opening reception on 29/3 (Fri) from 6-8 pm will be officiated by consul general Annemieke Ruigrok.
The Hague, the Netherlands, 1954
Arthur Koeman, born in 1954 in The Hague, the Netherlands. He has lived and worked in East Asia since 1980. He is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and started painting in 2000. He has held several exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Hong Kong. His work has been acquired by collectors from Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Africa, the USA, etc.
For over 30 years since its establishing, the Fringe Club has become a prominent and vibrant contemporary arts space where artists create and show their work, and those who enjoy the arts come to meet and see shows. Facilities for exhibitions and performances here are offered rent-free to both emerging and professional artists in Hong Kong and from overseas.
The Fringe Club has been providing an open platform for the arts in Hong Kong since 1983. This openness and freedom is invariably associated with the pleasure of creating, showing and enjoying the arts, which we think should be done without isolating them from everyday life.
In 2001, the Fringe Club won the HKSAR Government’s first-ever Hong Kong Heritage Award, and its premises was declared Grade-1 heritage in 2009. By creatively transforming this old 1890s colonial building and giving it an entirely new existence and identity, this landmark building has become identified with the energetic and rapid development of arts and culture in Hong Kong