Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Exhibition
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29th, 7p-11p, 2019
Exhibition: June 29th - August 3rd, 2019
'Hello Kitty Kannon, Goddess of Mercy and Wisdom'
24 x 48" acrylic and cel vinyl on wood panel
New work by Martin Hsu
Hello Kitty Kannon is a celestial masterpiece that perfectly represents
Martin Hsu's Contemporary Traditional Art. It pays homage to 17th century
classical Asian art, one of its masters, Ito Jakuchu and
the Patron Saint of Cute, Hello Kitty.
Kannon, or Guan Yin, is a Bodhisattva who prolonged her own enlightenment to
help everyone who suffers in this world. She often appears in white gowns,
the color of purity and holds a lotus flower to remind us that
the purest flower can grow from mud and unpleasantness.
At times, the Kannon is portrayed in traditional art standing with a mighty peacock
whose tail feathers resemble eyes that help her see the suffering in our world.
For her 45th Anniversary, Hello Kitty is mythologized as the
Goddess of Mercy and Wisdom in Martin Hsu’s painting.
Her light transcends borders and brings joy across the globe.
Her wisdom breaks down barriers and connects people from different cultures.
Above all, Hello Kitty shines as a pop culture beacon in a world filled with
uncertainty, where ‘cute’ might just save us all.
To inquire about Martin's piece, you can email the gallery directly
Please visit www.MartinHsu.com for Martin's artwork licensed and purchased
by Sanrio from past exhibitions