With a few artists making their solo debuts in Hong Kong this January, we know 2018 is off to a refreshing start.  See also: 10 Hong Kong Events You Can’t Miss In January Scroll down to check out the Tatler-approved list of the best art exhibitions in Hong Kong to see this month:

1. Stephen King: Rhythms in Nature

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Above Stephen King, Blue Ice (2013), archival pigment print on Baryta paper 60 x 90 cm. (Image: Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts)

Making his solo debut in Hong Kong, Stephen King is a fine art and landscape photographer based in Hong Kong whose works are popular for their painterly and meticulously composed representations of the natural world. Much like the exhibition's title, Rhythms in Nature, the works on display highlight the underlying rhythms found in nature—the harmonious interplay between nature's patterns and nature's light. 

From January 24 until March 2, Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace Central, +852 2526 1091, alisan.com.hk

2. Magnus Plessen: Mess Dress Mess Undress

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Above Photo: Courtesy of White Cube

German painter Magnus Plessen brings the final group of paintings in his epic four-year "1914" series to his solo debut in Hong Kong this January. With life, death, and redemption being the theme, the show will also include a group of intricately collaged works on paper based on children's dress-up cardboard dolls. 

From January 24 until March 17, White Cube Gallery, 50 Connaught Road Central, +852 2592 2000, whitecube.com

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3. Alex Prager

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Above Alex Prager, Hawkins Street (2017), archival pigment print, 32.9 x 61 cm (Image: Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin)

The Los Angeles-based artist returns to Hong Kong with her signature style of theatrical and meticulously staged photography and film, and a never-been-exhibited sculpture. With her dramatic cropping, layering, and uncontextualised settings, Alex Prager uses her works to challenge the generally accepted definition of "reality".

From January 18 until March 17, Lehmann Maupin, 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, +852 2530 0025, lehmannmaupin.com

4. Oh Chai Hoo: The Serene Path

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Above Oh Chai Hoo, 6.30am 清晨六點半 (2016), ink on rice paper, 150 x 68 cm (Image: Courtesy of Galerie Huit)

Singaporean artist Oh Chai Hoo will present 14 new vertical and horizontal ink paintings in his solo exhibition, The Serene Path. The multi-disciplinary artist's talent was discovered at the early age of 15 by Goh Sing Hooi,  the pioneering Singaporean watercolourist. Throughout the 30 years of his career, Oh bridges traditional and contemporary art forms with his widely acclaimed mixed media paintings that combine metal foils, acrylic paint, and sand.

From January 12 until March 8, Galerie Huit, 2/F, 334-336 Kwun Tong Road, +852 2803 2089, galeriehuit.com.hk

5. Nabil Nahas

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Above Nabil Nahas, Mashallah (2013), acrylic and pumice on canvas, 304.8 x 213.9 cm (Image: Courtesy of the artist)

Lebanese artist Nabil Nahas returns to Hong Kong for his second solo show at Ben Brown Fine Arts. The show will feature recent works from the artist's ongoing series of biomorphic, marine-inspired imagery created through textural layers of resplendent colour. 

From January 18 until March 17, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 303 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street Central, +852 25229600, benbrownfinearts.com

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