Michele CADE

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Having studied graphic design at the renowned Central St Martins School of Art in London, Michele has had a 20 year career in branding. She moved to Hong Kong 12 years ago where She set up her creative agency Cade Studio.
She has gradually focused her time on creating art pieces, either commissioned or sold privately. Her work is heavily influenced by graphic language and symbolisms, inspired by speeches of our times she interprets them impulsively and with a touch of humour.

 

The 'hope' series is inspired by the times we are living in, the constant hope we are asked to maintain, the constant let downs and disappointments, yet we still have hope. We still hang on to the idea that things will get better, that the world we once knew will return or improve after this ... Hope is a simple four letter word but it has meant so much over the last 2 years.
Extract of inspiring speeches by incredible women have been taken as the soul of each piece, overlayed with textures created by Chinese inks and rollers , illustrating the noise we are constantly surrounded by.
Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s speech in Sept 2021; ‘the noise - Blahblahblah’ represents the endless promises we have been made especially here in Hong Kong were covid restrictions have been unclear, unfocused since the start of the pandemic. All we here are words, and noise,
‘We have hope’ was inspired by Amanda Gorman’s beautiful inauguration poem. A poem that can apply to people from around the world, living in broken ideals, but we have hope for a brighter future. We have the power to change
Chinese ink and Acrylics on raw aquarelle paper

@by_michelecade

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    The noise - blahblahblah, 2021

    Inks and blue pigments on aquarelle paper

    HKD 8,500 (framed)

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    Untitled, Hong Kong, 2021

    Chinese ink and pigments

    HKD 8,000 (framed)

     

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    We have hope, Hong Kong, 2021

    Chinese ink and pigments

    HKD 8,000 (framed)

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