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Art Horizon Printmaking Workshop invites seven innovative artists to join the ‘HONG KONG LIFE’ exhibition. The ideas of the seven artists are initiated by Hong Kong daily events or are evoked by Hong Kong social issues or incidents. They are not only conveying their ideas by traditional printmaking techniques but also involve contemporary media with crossing boundaries.
The exhibition features seven artists’ works.
Their themes are related to Hong Kong events which are visualised by contemporary media with emphasis on experimental hybridisation.
Liu Siu Jane’s ‘ELEGIAC COUPLE : HELLO! HONG KONG 2019’ conveys her deep emotional feeling which is aroused by the ‘Anti-Extradition Bill’ movement 2019 in Hong Kong. The series is created in various mediums including digital image, intaglio and video.
Ma Kwai Shun’s ‘TREE DISASTER 2’ was generated from the super typhoon Mangosteen which hit the city in September 2018. It aroused the public’s concern about the policy of tree planting and issues of environmental protection. Rubbing is produced on-site using crayon and Chinese rice paper.
Wendy Wong Lai Lan’s ‘Let’s Get Some Fresh Air’: The dense, chaotic and challenging cityscape of Hong Kong has inspired her favourite motifs, including human figures, animals, buildings and nature through mixed media.
Wilson Lam King Ting’s ‘Central’ is created by intaglio. It is inspired by the symbolic features of cotton trees through which to reflect his concern about the local environmental issues.
Leung Hui Yin’s ‘Umbrella Tree’ is inspired by the Occupy Central Movement, 2014, Hong Kong. Yellow umbrella is the symbol of the movement. Leung also extends the idea to the Hong Kong event in 2019 with relief printing, self-inking stamps, installation etc.
Kaya Cheung Chin Hang’s ‘Drain Cover’: By using epoxy resin adhesive to produce the artwork, he intends to recreate the perception of drainage cover and direct the audience to reflect on the issue of urban development and cultural conservation.
David Jasper Wong Tai Wai is a dog lover. His concern is about dog abuse as well as animal protection. Dog becomes Wong’s major image and always appears in his work.