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Quintessence 132 - Macro Dodecahedron, is a new sculptural work that continues Mark Ryden's exploration of the dodecahedron as a unique geometric form with significant mathematical and philosophical resonance.

Following its installation at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre during the Hong Kong premiere of the American Ballet Theatre's Whipped Cream, the sculpture will be on public display from March 26 to April 4 at PMQ in Central Hong Kong. Quintessence 132 - Macro Dodecahedron includes an array of brightly-colored icons, figures, and symbols on each of the pentagonal panels that form the solid. These symbols are dominated by the "all-seeing eye", a recurring motif in the work of the artist.

“Whipped Cream Girl”
Oil on panel
  “Swirl Girl”
Oil on panel


Mark Ryden's works will be displayed in Art Basel Hong Kong's Kabinett section, in a separately curated, delineated space, acting as a part of the gallery's main art fair booth (3D18). This annexed section brings together the aesthetic and playful atmosphere of Whipped Cream with bespoke walls.

The works presented in the Kabinett section (approximately 16 in total) feature characters from Whipped Cream and include both preparatory drawings and new paintings of varying size. A medium-scale edition of his new sculpture, Quintessence 132 - Mezzo Dodecahedron, will sit at the center of the space, available as an edition of 6 + 2 AP + 1 PP. The enigmatic figures depicted in paintings such as Swirl Girl (#130) and Whipped Cream Girl (#131) offer a continuation of the artist's unique perspective on the beauty of childhood innocence presented amid an underlying sense of disquiet.

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Private View (by invitation only)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5pm to 9pm

Public Days
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1pm to 9pm
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11am to 6pm