Chocolate Fantasia @ Gallery By the Harbour

“With the artist’s fantasy of chocolate and his crazy imagination, Gallery by the Harbour will be transformed into an amazing illusionary space, leading the audience to enter the artist’s fantasy world.”  

And a fantasia it was!  A dizzying psychedelic world bursting of colours and butterflies to mesmerise the audiences!


View of Gallery: Wall-to-floor covered in abject art. Crossing the boundary from 2-D to 3-D, leading the audience to enter the artist’s fantasy world.

This is a solo exhibition by renowned Korean contemporary artist Jang Seung Hyo who conjured up a surreal chocolate world in conjunction with the annual Chocolate Trail 2014 in Harbour City.  His  created a chocolate fantasia through collages by juxtaposing  images of chocolates and sweets.   Thus, transforming the 2-D photographic images into 3-D art pieces.



3-D Butterfly on canvas on-top of the collaged wall, make it a bursting array of psychedelic colours



Chupa Chups!


Detail of collage: Random photos from the artist’s archives


A 3-D sculpture


A tiger out on a prowl in a Hong Kong



I see Guylian chocolates Smarties and Jelly Beans, do you?



Hard to see in the snapshot, but try if you can, this is a 3-D butterfly

Try as I did, it was hard to photograph with my iPhone because it was very colourful and I’m at loss at which angles, details and how to capture the artworks as they were all too beautiful!  If you are in Kowloon, grab your camera and do me a better job!

Where and When?
Chocolate Fantasia @ Gallery By the Harbour
Date: Now – Feb 16, 2014
Shop 202, Level 2, Ocean Centre (Near Jean-Paul Hevin)

Royal Banquet… what else but in Chocolate? @ Harbour City, Hong Kong

As I enter the exhibition gallery, the sweet aroma of dark chocolate permeates the air. What I see before me is the sumptious feast for a King, richly decorated and detailed, all made laboriously yet lovingly by hand.

The Royal Banquet of Versailles By
World renowned chocolate artist Master Chocolatier Sculptor WACS Global Master Chef Culinary Olympics Winner
Gerhard Petzl

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A Feast to the Eye: All made in Chocolates, inclduding the huge table probably weighting a ton!

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Plump juicy grapes

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Fruit Stand

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Place setting: Cutlery and napkin

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Marveling at the realism of the bananas!

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Table ornaments

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The entire table is made out of chocolate – note the careful detailing of the knots and rope

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Even the bread look real!

Flickering lights of the candles. Zoom in close – you can even see the wax dripping off the candles!

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More intricate detailing of the cake stand and cover

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Center-piece of the table

Do check out Gerhard’s other works here

I look forward to the annual Chocolate Exhibition as part of the Chocolate Trail fest every year. Each year, the theme is different and the previous year was cultural heritage where heritage monuments were represented in chocolates by a different chocolatier..