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introducing

“PAPER
TRAILS”

solo show

introducing

“PAPER
TRAILS”

solo show

the work of

PATRIK
WALLNER

the work of

PATRIK
WALLNER

where and when

MAY 5TH
THRU MAY 26TH

KONG ART SPACE,
G/F, 3 STAUNTON ST, CENTRAL

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Born in West Germany in 1987, internationally renowned Hungarian filmmaker, skateboarder and artist Patrik Wallner has focused much of his career on storytelling as well as dissecting the convoluted nations within Eurasia & Africa. Through his Visualtraveling documentaries, he has captured life within North Korea, dove into all countries ending in ’stan, produced and directed pieces along the Trans-Siberian, Madagascar, Yemen, Myanmar, and Iran to name a few.

Finishing the Pangea in 2022 series while Patrik is holding up a German 10 Deutsche Mark banknote with an early portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder visible.

This is a unique show for Young Soy Gallery, as 30% of the proceeds will be donated to a variety of different skateboarding NGOs such as CubaSkate, Make Life Skate Life, Pushing Myanmar and Salad Days. These SkateNGOs make it possible for the underprivileged skateboarding communities to receive plywood to make boards, build parks and put a roof over the heads of street kids who have shown a passion for this subculture; a cause that Wallner is passionately championing.

The skateboarding NGOs we are supporting.

Paper Trails Teaser what to expect from our upcoming show with Patrik Walner.

Over the last decade, Wallner has harvested a compilation of unusual banknotes throughout his expeditions. It has always been a fascination for him to explore how a single piece of paper can give such a lucid glimpse into the history of a nation through the pictured historical figures, landscape and cultural traits. By painstakingly folding, and reshaping them, Wallner has produced graphic structures and symmetrical patterns, that illuminate the sheer power these banknotes behold. As payments are heading into a digital age, these twentieth century banknotes will be our last reminder of a time when we all had a piece of art crumpled up in our pockets and wallets.

Black Market exchange within Uzbekistan by Kyrgyz border when inflation was high and the largest banknote was worth 1.3 USD, pictured above was worth a few hundred USD equivalent in Uzbek Soms.

We invite you to come and unravel the Paper Trail with your own eyes!

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Born in West Germany in 1987, internationally renowned Hungarian filmmaker, skateboarder and artist Patrik Wallner has focused much of his career on storytelling as well as dissecting the convoluted nations within Eurasia & Africa. Through his Visualtraveling documentaries, he has captured life within North Korea, dove into all countries ending in ’stan, produced and directed pieces along the Trans-Siberian, Madagascar, Yemen, Myanmar, and Iran to name a few.

Finishing the Pangea in 2022 series while Patrik is holding up a German 10 Deutsche Mark banknote with an early portrait of Lucas Cranach the Elder visible.

Over the last decade, Wallner has harvested a compilation of unusual banknotes throughout his expeditions. It has always been a fascination for him to explore how a single piece of paper can give such a lucid glimpse into the history of a nation through the pictured historical figures, landscape and cultural traits. By painstakingly folding, and reshaping them, Wallner has produced graphic structures and symmetrical patterns, that illuminate the sheer power these banknotes behold. As payments are heading into a digital age, these twentieth century banknotes will be our last reminder of a time when we all had a piece of art crumpled up in our pockets and wallets.

Paper Trails Teaser what to expect from our upcoming show with Patrik Walner.

Black Market exchange within Uzbekistan by Kyrgyz border when inflation was high and the largest banknote was worth 1.3 USD, pictured above was worth a few hundred USD equivalent in Uzbek Soms.

This is a unique show for Young Soy Gallery, as 30% of the proceeds will be donated to a variety of different skateboarding NGOs such as CubaSkate, Make Life Skate Life, Pushing Myanmar and Salad Days. These SkateNGOs make it possible for the underprivileged skateboarding communities to receive plywood to make boards, build parks and put a roof over the heads of street kids who have shown a passion for this subculture; a cause that Wallner is passionately championing.
The skateboarding NGOs we are supporting.

We invite you to come and unravel the Paper Trail with your own eyes!

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