JACKSON LOWEN

 'This series investigates the resulting urban landscape, with a look at the interaction between Hong Kong's built environment and it's natural landscape.   '
ARTIST'S STATEMENT - CURRICULUM VITAE - GALLERY

Hong Kong is situated on a narrow strip of land between the mountains and the sea.  It is an improbable site for a mega-city.  The British
chose the location because it provided an excellent deep-water port on the typhoon-lashed Southern coast of China.  For years, Hong Kong was
little more than a colonial outpost. This changed with the communist takeover of China, which sent refugees streaming into the city, causing a population explosion.  Later, Hong Kong's position as a stable place to do business in an unstable region set off massive economic growth. These demographic and economic forces made it financially viable to build in an extremely difficult location. This series investigates the resulting urban landscape, with a look at the interaction between Hong Kong's built environment and it's natural landscape.