Women use lipstick as a statement; Lipstick Lex as a tool to create art.
Until 22 July, Harbour City presents “Sun Kissed Summer – lipstick art exhibition” in the Atrium II of Gateway Arcade.
The renowned American lipstick artist Lipstick Lex is holding her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.
Lex demonstrates how to use over ten thousand kisses to create her largest piece of kiss print “Victoria Harbour Sunset” in Harbour City.
Harbour City, as the mall with the largest number of beauty brands (over 320 brands) in Hong Kong, also holds the first ever “Lipstick Tasting Bar” which have 34 brands and over 200 shades of lipsticks in one stop for trial.
To create a better customer experience, Harbour City is using Facebook Chatbot and digital panel to make an interactive game for customers try on the desired lip colors according to the game result.
“Sun Kissed Summer – lipstick art exhibition” will now exhibit 22 pieces of Lex artworks of which more than half is newly created for this exhibition.
The inspiration behind this new series comes from the animals and plantations in Florida’s tropical environment such as Flamingo, Sea Turtles, Plum trees and pineapples etc. Her artwork combines the colorful lipstick colors and kiss prints in order to spread a positive message of love, merriment, beauty and feel-good vibes all around.
Besides, Lex is using the theme of “Victoria Harbour” to tailor make her giant artwork – “Victoria Harbour Sunset” for this exhibition. This is the largest piece which she has ever created, 3-meters long, made by more than ten thousand kiss prints and lipsticks from over 20 brands. The drawing is about a beautiful sunset scene with a sailboat sailing to Victoria Harbour.
Alexis Fraser, a.k.a. Lipstick Lex, is an artist from the United States, Florida. Starting at an early age, Lex enjoyed and excelled at creating art in fun and interesting methods. Back in 2012 Lex was challenged to create a portrait of Marilyn Monroe, utilizing a non-traditional method that would still correlate with Marilyn.
Utilizing 100% lipstick and her fair share of kiss prints, Lex soon launched her alternative contemporary art brand, “Lipstick Lex”. Videos showing her unique lipstick painting skills have also gone viral in Youtube and other social media platforms. Lex has previously exhibited her works in Japan, Europe, Canada and the United States; and has held speaking engagements discussing her artworks mission.