SHEETALSSTUDIO
This platform is created for the local and international artists, with a clear intention to increase their global visibility, share common grounds to develop collaborations for joint projects. Sheetalsstudio Gallery aims to promote visual arts in Hong Kong and rest of the world and invites artists within the genre of contemporary art to partner with us. The gallery features a curated collection of art, ranging from limited edition prints, photographs, and original paintings.



Artists Represented 

Sheetal Agarwal


ARTIST STATEMENT

A large part of our identity is an agglomeration of our history. But how does our mind preserve that history? Are our memories - our guide to our past - truly accurate? or are they constructed versions of our past that we subconsiously choose to remember? Some events in our lives stand out clearly for us, others are blurred, while several more are shrouded in mist, impossible to recall. If our identity is based in large parts on our memories, how real is it? How does our mind construct our reality? My art is an exploration of the power of the mind to constuct maps to our past, defining our existence and our sense of ourselves.



ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Sheetal is an artist, photographer and award winning documentary filmmaker. Her documentaries have won several international awards including the Michael Moore Award Best Documentary Film at the 44th Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Best Documentary KODAK Award at the 20th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. Her recent documentary “Please Choose Me” was screened at the Hong Kong Space Museum in 2017. As a PhD student in documentary, she has examined the nuances of reality portrayed in the genre. Her artwork has been exhibited in Singapore, Spain, Germany, New York, Hong Kong and London. Sheetal has exhibited at numerous art fairs around the world. Most recently she has been selected as a Finalist at Art Olympia 2019, with her work being exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is also exhibiting at the the Saatchi Art Gallery in London at the Start Art Fair, 2019.



ACADEMIC RESEARCH

Sheetal was a PhD candidate under the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme at Lingnan University Hong Kong from Aug 2011 to June 2013. Her research focused on the impact of technology on the theory and practice of documentary films, and specifically on the nature of documentary truth. Her thesis explored the relationship between truth in documentary and the contextualisation of photographic (and moving) images, image manipulation and editing, narrative construction and authorial intentions, specially with technology that enables the creation of multiple narratives - version of the ‘truth’ - out of the same raw audio - visual material. Sheetal also taught VIS201, a second year undergraduate course titled “Visual Culture and Digital Media” in the first semester of the academic year 2011 - 2012, Preparing the coursework, lectures, reading lists, examination papers and graded the students. The course was singled out for special praise in the External Academic Advisor’s report on the Bachelor of Visual. Studies (Hons) Programme for the academic year 2011 - 2012. Sheetal is a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (2005), and graduated with a GPA of 3.9/4


SELECT AWARDS

Finalist at the Art Olympia Award 2019, her work was showcased at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Michael Moore Award Best Documentary Film at the 44th Ann Arbor Film Festival
Best Documentary KODAK Award at the 20th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. 
The Universal Artist, Leonardo Da Vinci Award, Italy in Palace Borghese, 29th January 2016
Winner of the Canaletto Artistic Career Award in Venice, 2016


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2019 Start Art Fair, Saatchi Art Gallery, LONDON
2019 Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Olympia 2019
2018 Affordable Art Fair, SINGAPORE
2018 Biennale Larnaca, CYPRUS
2018, Accesible Art Fair, BRUSSLES
2018 Affordable Art Fair, HONG KONG
2018 Oxford International Art Fair, OXFORD
2017 Artspace Warehouse, LOS ANGELES
2017 Florence Biennale - International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, ITALY
2017 Affordable Art Fair HONG KONG
2017 London Art Biennale, LONDON
2016 Solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, HONG KONG
2016 2nd Annual World Fine Art Exhibition in NEW YORK, USA
2016 Crossing Border - International Festival of Crossing Media, JCCAC, HK
2015 New York Contemporary Art Biennial, NEW YORK, USA
2015 HK International Cultural & Creative Industries Fair, Asia World Expo HK
2015 Art Conclave, Camden Image Gallery,  LONDON, UK
2015 InterArt Greifswald 2015, Greifswald, GERMANY
2015 Nuevos Valores Vl, Zaragoza, SPAIN


Paul Lorenz


With an education in Bauhaus architecture, fine art, and music composition, Paul Lorenz has carved an intriguing niche in the international art world: bridging the principals and immediacy of painting, drawing and sound with the logic and detail of architecture. All three media are a balance of physical structure (wood, canvas, paper); visual structure (brush strokes, scrapes, tears, lines); and color, whether overt or atmospheric, allowing the creative process to be the final subject.

The concepts behind the visual work has been developed to encompass sound and composition...audible poetry.Each sound piece starts with a conceptual idea of how math and emotion can combine. The drawing dictates the direction and time, but the composer ultimately dictates the order, the complexity and the flow. Each piece has a distinct structure that every musician is given the freedom to explore within.

Paul was born in Chicago and has lived and worked in Chicago; Berkeley, California; Paducah, Kentucky; and now Phoenix; Arizona. After graduating from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago; he went on to study oil painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International School of Art in Italy (under Nicolas Carone and Irving Petlin) and the University of California, Berkeley. Paul recently completed his MFA in Music Composition from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in February 2019.

Paul exhibits regularly with galleries in the USA and Europe. As a member of Pintura Fresca, an international group of abstract artists, he has exhibited worldwide, with past exhibition in Australia, Singapore, Austria, England and Sweden. Paul had his first solo exhibition in Europe in 2009 at Galerie Daniel Vignal in Toulouse, France. Paul was the only US resident artist to participate in the historic Realites Nouvelles exhibition in Paris in 2012 and 2013.

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