Above Second was co-founded by May Wong and Jasper Wong. It is an artist-run gallery and studio space existing as a catalyst for the expanding new contemporary art movement exploding forth from the streets, art schools, and design studios from around the world. Located in Sai Ying Pun, a very local part of Hong Kong Island in the Central and Western District, they exhibit a genre of work influenced by illustration, graphic design, graffiti, comic books, pop culture, and street art. They are aware of the growing interest for diversity and options the Hong Kong community craves for contemporary art. Promoting and nurturing the understanding of an alternative subculture, we have a network of local emerging young talent and international artists whose work is rarely exhibited in Asia.
Above Second’s aim is to challenge and captivate the audience with notions of unconventionality and quality. Our Art Residency programs are designed to provide a space for the visiting artists, without any limitations, as a setting to be progressive and innovate. They are encouraged to bring that raw creative energy (usually found on the streets) indoors, transforming our white walls into ingenious installations and departures from reality. Above Second is proud to have collaborated with artists from Japan, Denmark, Italy, Australia, USA, UK, Mexico, China, and locally. Committed to nurturing young and talented artists, they have created a forum for launching their careers.