View In Room
View In Room
Mixed media on canvas
Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 150cm (W) / 47.2" (H) x 59.1" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Wong Sze Wai’s artistic practice addresses the themes of ruined land, to express the state between mortality and the diminishing lease of life. The ancient palimpsests’ paint and smear process initiates Sze Wai’s painting approach. The mottled texture in her painting expresses the elapse in time and the artist’s imagination. Exploring ruined land is part of Sze Wai’s practise, her artwork mostly depicting the subject matter of the ruined land in Hong Kong. She reexamines the idea of time and spaces, in the context of the subject with its adjacent objects, while questioning the realness of memories.
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Hometown: Hong Kong
Based in: Hong Kong
Wong Sze Wai was born in Hong Kong SAR in 1990 and continues to live and work there. In 2013, Wong received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Chinese University in Hong Kong.
Wong's works have been exhibited in Hong Kong and Amsterdam.
Artist Statement on the 'Oasis' series:
"People wish to find an answer themselves and comfort when they get lost and sad. The desert is beautiful because somewhere we may find a well. This is like the nomads finding an oasis in desert in their life.
The sea, deserts and pillars are the common elements in my drawings. The sea could help people heal but at the same time it brings us unpredictable fear. People are scared because of the fear of an unknown future, and they do not want to touch it. The sea is like the uncertainty in our heart, we do not want to approach it.
This series started when I was lost and upset, I hoped to find my comfort through my heart. From time to time, I found the images inside me and I tried to depict those images in my drawings. I see myself hiding in some protected places, just like what you would see from my drawings."
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