Reportage: Spanish Blues

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Spanish artist Alberto Reguera brings his abstract landscapes to HKU. Spanish CG Juan Manuel López-Nadal took the occasion to announce his departure from Hong Kong soon.

Alberto Reguera’s exhibition “Blue Expansive Landscape” is being held in HKU, displaying his abstract landscapes painted over the past 15 years. Inspired by the azure skies of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, Reguera’s works are themed blue. “It is a mysterious colour, and riveting,” the artist says.

Housed in a 70-year-old Georgian building, the University Museum and Gallery is bedecked with classic elegance from the colonial era. Reguera’s intense blues adorn the blank walls of the oval gallery on the top floor, like windows opening into the abstract landscape. Ambora, that is the name Reguera gave to the imaginary realm of deep blue hues. Harmony with the space, the artist tells HT, is one of the most important things on his mind.

Spanish CG Juan Manuel López-Nadal came to the opening ceremony. The CG gave a speech welcoming Reguera to the city. He also announced the end of his tenure and soon departure from Hong Kong.

The exhibition is held on 1/F of Fung Ping Shan Building, from June 5 to Aug 23. The main entrance of the gallery is situated on top of the grand staircase adjacent to HKU East Gate. University Museum and Gallery is open to the public 9:30am-6pm Monday to Saturday, and 1-6pm on Sunday; closed on university and public holidays.