“To cultivate and celebrate radical cultural influences”

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ABOUT US

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ABOUT US

a little bit

ABOUT US

about

YOUNG SOY
GALLERY

Young Soy Gallery’s mission is to cultivate and celebrate a diverse range of radical cultural influences.

There are three components of how we go about trying to achieve this:

Legendary
Artists

Unconventional
Progression

Supreme
Inclusion

about

YOUNG SOY
GALLERY

Young Soy Gallery’s mission is to cultivate and celebrate a diverse range of radical cultural influences.

There are three components of how we go about trying to achieve this:

Legendary
Artists

Unconventional
Progression

Supreme
Inclusion

working with

LEGENDARY

ARTISTS

A linchpin in the success of this gallery is contingent on a lack of pigeonholing ourselves when it comes to who we represent. Not only demographically, but also stylistically.

If we had to describe common traits amongst our artists, they would be the following: Evolution in their work over time, originality, intention, and most importantly a tenacious spirit. One might argue that these individuals emulate the human experience through their practice, both in the process, and the outcome.

This is what has allowed us to garner artists and bodies of work that not only have beautiful form, but also character, and purpose.

We see these artists as philosophers, educators, rebels, visionaries, perhaps even degenerates… They just so happen to manifest their convictions in artistic mediums in such compelling ways that it demands we share it with the rest of the world.

Our intention is to help these artists not only leave their mark on art history but history itself. Don’t get us wrong, we would be naive to think that they all will. Some will, some will not. It is up to us however to make sure that each artist we represent has the chance.

working with

LEGENDARY

ARTISTS

A linchpin in the success of this gallery is contingent on a lack of pigeonholing ourselves when it comes to who we represent. Not only demographically, but also stylistically.

If we had to describe common traits amongst our artists, they would be the following: Evolution in their work over time, originality, intention, and most importantly a tenacious spirit. One might argue that these individuals emulate the human experience through their practice, both in the process, and the outcome.

This is what has allowed us to garner artists and bodies of work that not only have beautiful form, but also character, and purpose.

We see these artists as philosophers, educators, rebels, visionaries, perhaps even degenerates… They just so happen to manifest their convictions in artistic mediums in such compelling ways that it demands we share it with the rest of the world.

Our intention is to help these artists not only leave their mark on art history but history itself. Don’t get us wrong, we would be naive to think that they all will. Some will, some will not. It is up to us however to make sure that each artist we represent has the chance.

working with

LEGENDARY

ARTISTS

A linchpin in the success of this gallery is contingent on a lack of pigeonholing ourselves when it comes to who we represent. Not only demographically, but also stylistically.

If we had to describe common traits amongst our artists, they would be the following: Evolution in their work over time, originality, intention, and most importantly a tenacious spirit. One might argue that these individuals emulate the human experience through their practice, both in the process, and the outcome.

This is what has allowed us to garner artists and bodies of work that not only have beautiful form, but also character, and purpose.

We see these artists as philosophers, educators, rebels, visionaries, perhaps even degenerates… They just so happen to manifest their convictions in artistic mediums in such compelling ways that it demands we share it with the rest of the world.

Our intention is to help these artists not only leave their mark on art history but history itself. Don’t get us wrong, we would be naive to think that they all will. Some will, some will not. It is up to us however to make sure that each artist we represent has the chance.

about our

unconventional
PROGRESSION

The reason why Young Soy started as a gallery is because there were several artists in Hong Kong (a major global art hub) that were not getting the attention they deserved. Also, because of Covid, the city had shut its borders, and not much was coming in or out. With this our city grew bored, and our artists grew hungry(er). The goal at first was to support these Hong Kong artists, and to assist them in showing the city what incredible talent they had to offer. Since then however we have evolved…

Galleries play important roles because they showcase the art and culture of what we as a society should hold dear, and cherish. This comes with great responsibility, and in order to treat it with such, the practices of a gallery must have a low viscosity. This is why we choose to be elastic in our practice, and not shy away from experimentation on how we expose the public to our artists, and their work.

One of the ways in which we do this is by changing the location from one exhibition to another. Although we have shows in our own space, and plan to often in the future, we believe it is important to find interesting and bespoke spaces for certain exhibitions. This can enhance the artwork on display, and bring them to life, almost adding a whole other dimension to a show. We personally find this exciting and an audience should as well. Especially considering these spaces we find and exhibit in are primarily in their organic form. This is important because if the setting for a show feels too fabricated, it can come across as too forced, and then it rips the heart and soul out of the show. At that point we are better off in a white box. Some of our first exhibitions took place in Barber shops, speakeasies, Tattoo studios, etc. The further we explore this, the greater the benefit for the artists, and audience alike.

Although we started as a Hong Kong gallery, and as much as that will always be a part of our identity as a gallery, it is our plan to traverse the global landscape with our artists, and plant flags where we see our gallery benefiting the local demographic of both artist, and audience. This will allow our Hong Kong artists to show abroad, and it will also allow us to discover and invite artists from abroad back home with us.

In addition to physical exhibitions, having a strong digital presence for our gallery is vital especially for the artists as this is what allows their respective audiences to learn more about them, and it enables people from all corners of the globe discover them. This is why we invest resources into video production, online marketplaces and the development of our own digital platforms.

Lastly, in the case of our gallery, although our primary focus is on visual artists, we do not feel as if we are limited to them. We also see the possibility of us also being able to facilitate the growth of performing artists, filmmakers, and musicians alike.

Long May our artists reign.

about our

unconventional
PROGRESSION

The reason why Young Soy started as a gallery is because there were several artists in Hong Kong (a major global art hub) that were not getting the attention they deserved. Also, because of Covid, the city had shut its borders, and not much was coming in or out. With this our city grew bored, and our artists grew hungry(er). The goal at first was to support these Hong Kong artists, and to assist them in showing the city what incredible talent they had to offer. Since then however we have evolved…

Galleries play important roles because they showcase the art and culture of what we as a society should hold dear, and cherish. This comes with great responsibility, and in order to treat it with such, the practices of a gallery must have a low viscosity. This is why we choose to be elastic in our practice, and not shy away from experimentation on how we expose the public to our artists, and their work.

One of the ways in which we do this is by changing the location from one exhibition to another. Although we have shows in our own space, and plan to often in the future, we believe it is important to find interesting and bespoke spaces for certain exhibitions. This can enhance the artwork on display, and bring them to life, almost adding a whole other dimension to a show. We personally find this exciting and an audience should as well. Especially considering these spaces we find and exhibit in are primarily in their organic form. This is important because if the setting for a show feels too fabricated, it can come across as too forced, and then it rips the heart and soul out of the show. At that point we are better off in a white box. Some of our first exhibitions took place in Barber shops, speakeasies, Tattoo studios, etc. The further we explore this, the greater the benefit for the artists, and audience alike.

Although we started as a Hong Kong gallery, and as much as that will always be a part of our identity as a gallery, it is our plan to traverse the global landscape with our artists, and plant flags where we see our gallery benefiting the local demographic of both artist, and audience. This will allow our Hong Kong artists to show abroad, and it will also allow us to discover and invite artists from abroad back home with us.

In addition to physical exhibitions, having a strong digital presence for our gallery is vital especially for the artists as this is what allows their respective audiences to learn more about them, and it enables people from all corners of the globe discover them. This is why we invest resources into video production, online marketplaces and the development of our own digital platforms.

Lastly, in the case of our gallery, although our primary focus is on visual artists, we do not feel as if we are limited to them. We also see the possibility of us also being able to facilitate the growth of performing artists, filmmakers, and musicians alike.

Long May our artists reign.

we strive for

Supreme
INCLUSION

The artworld has built itself and profited from disenfranchising the masses, and intensifying the exclusivity aspect of the entire process, and industry as a whole. This overtime has led to a highfalutin reputation of the artworld, and ultimately a grand cultural bastardization. Even for shows, and exhibitions that are free for everyone to attend, they excrete such intimidating, and cold environments that makes it very difficult for people to engage with the artwork on display, let alone engage with other exhibition/ show goers. We find this despicable to say the least.

This is why we put effort into fostering environments where anyone feels welcome, not only to attend but to unapologetically be themselves, even if that means not having a fucking clue about what is on display, or about art in general. After all that is why we as gallerists are there. Not only to welcome anyone, and everyone, and treat them with respect, but also to educate them, and hold their hand through the process if necessary, regardless of if they are an intended buyer or not. Additionally, it is also important for us to encourage interaction amongst the audience. This is why we tell people at shows to go up to at least one person they do not know and ask them about their favourite, (or least favourite) work on display, and to share theirs with them. We see these interactions as a crucial component of any civilization, where regardless of one’s social status, you are willing to engage with a complete stranger about their opinion on art and culture. In addition to museums, concerts, and cinema halls allike, galleries play an important role in this as well.

As mentioned earlier, our goal is to help our artists generate value for their work. However, one thing we will always strive for, Even when we are successful in helping our artists reach the stars, is that we will have their work manifested in mediums that enable affordable collection. Whether it is through prints, lotteries, or various other artefacts, it is important for the masses to participate in this aspect as well.

We believe this form of supreme inclusion can help raise the value of an artist, and their work substantially more than that of exclusivity, and intimidation.

we strive for

SUPREME
INCLUSION

The artworld has built itself and profited from disenfranchising the masses, and intensifying the exclusivity aspect of the entire process, and industry as a whole. This overtime has led to a highfalutin reputation of the artworld, and ultimately a grand cultural bastardization. Even for shows, and exhibitions that are free for everyone to attend, they excrete such intimidating, and cold environments that makes it very difficult for people to engage with the artwork on display, let alone engage with other exhibition/ show goers. We find this despicable to say the least.

This is why we put effort into fostering environments where anyone feels welcome, not only to attend but to unapologetically be themselves, even if that means not having a fucking clue about what is on display, or about art in general. After all that is why we as gallerists are there. Not only to welcome anyone, and everyone, and treat them with respect, but also to educate them, and hold their hand through the process if necessary, regardless of if they are an intended buyer or not. Additionally, it is also important for us to encourage interaction amongst the audience. This is why we tell people at shows to go up to at least one person they do not know and ask them about their favourite, (or least favourite) work on display, and to share theirs with them. We see these interactions as a crucial component of any civilization, where regardless of one’s social status, you are willing to engage with a complete stranger about their opinion on art and culture. In addition to museums, concerts, and cinema halls allike, galleries play an important role in this as well.

As mentioned earlier, our goal is to help our artists generate value for their work. However, one thing we will always strive for, Even when we are successful in helping our artists reach the stars, is that we will have their work manifested in mediums that enable affordable collection. Whether it is through prints, lotteries, or various other artefacts, it is important for the masses to participate in this aspect as well.

We believe this form of supreme inclusion can help raise the value of an artist, and their work substantially more than that of exclusivity, and intimidation.

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