3 June 2020 - 12 Sivan 5780 - י"ב סיון ה' אלפים תש"פ
Artist David Stein showcases To Live is to Love E-mail

To Live is to Love, a solo exhibition by abstract artist David Stein, is currently on show at Art Supermarket in Hong Kong’s Soho district.

Jewish community members may recall meeting David, a Swiss national, when he was GM at the Aberdeen Marina Club, where he organised many memorable kosher functions. He is a 25+-year veteran in the hospitality industry, having worked for many of the large hotel chains in the region, including the Shangri-La Hotel group.

David has always been passionate about art and now devotes all of his time to painting. Colour, light and emotion drive his painting to new levels of abstraction in his third exhibition in Hong Kong: To Live is to Love.

Painting is an obsession for Stein, conveying his idea of “from the real world to the dream world”. He is a skilled practitioner of “plein air” painting, playing with natural light and shade and employing a wide range of colours in his work, however he usually limits the hues in his paintings.

Colour and tough brushstrokes express the intense emotions that inspire him. “The interplay of light and shade shows my belief that light can emanate from every direction no matter how dark it is”, Stein said. “You don’t need to paint. It’s there. What I do is to depict them according to what I see. Sometimes it takes months and sometimes years but ultimately it will be out, suddenly but seamlessly, like the early spring water flow through the mountains.” […] “I want my paintings to light up people’s life – to show people something they haven’t recognised in themselves.”

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