Artist of the Month-February-Leo Lakerson

This months Artist of the Month is Leo Lakerson, the manager of the art gallery, Future Industries in Sheung Wan. I had the pleasure of meeting Leo on a roof top party. We share a love of using social media to spread the love of art. He's a pretty cool guy and is the host of the first ever ZINE event in HK. Don't know what zine is? Then you should come! It's Feb 10th at the Future Industries Gallery in Sheung Wan. There will be artists, zines, live music (which HK is sorely lacking) and general awesomeness. If the event is even half as cool as Leo's music choices at the roof top party then it should be a pretty awesome event! (He picked a lot of Johnny Cash, a way to my heart... *sigh*)
 You can attend his event the 10th of February at 7pm! 21 Square St., Sheung Wan! It's right by Man Mo Temple. So get your blessing on, see some cool zines and listen to some great local music!
*I also especially love his answer to number 8, his process is very right to point*

1. Name, Birthplace, Age
Leo, Taiwan, 25

2. How does where you were raised affect your work?
It made me like a certain things other people might not like.

3. Where did you train?
California, Long Beach

4. What is your favorite style of art? Why?
Internet art, check out Rafael Rozendaal  (not tumblr pictures) 

5. What was the best art show you EVER saw?
Paul Laffoley, at Palais de Tokyo

6. What was the best piece of art in HK you EVER saw? (You cannot say your own.)
Temple Market

8. What is your process like?
Think, write it down, Than I call people up to make it happen.

9. What is your dream project?
I have a list of artist that I want to work with.

10. If you could change one thing about the art scene in HK, what would it be?

Not have the government run the museum.

BONUS Question for this event only:
ZINE vs. BLOG: the throw down. Explain, why Zinesters don't like blogs and what the difference is between the mediums for the people who don't really get it.

 I have grown up getting zines from the record shop, now I order them online, so I guess zines and blogs Sort of goes hand in hand now. Zine started early, It spawn from the punk hardcore movement, copier was made available so kids went on publishing small booklet, writing reviews for shows, CDs and putting pictures in, the pass couple years zine got even more popular, people put writings, drawings and pretty much whatever they want, they spend time making and stapling it and putting it together, the process is organic, no filtration, just you, a copier and the world! 


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