by Hong Kong Artists
PMQ, S512, 5/F, Block A
35 Aberdeen Street
18 April - 15 May 2019
11:00am to 9:00pm
Registration not required
About the Exhibition
In the Netherlands, 2019 marks the year of Dutch master painter Rembrandt. Three young Hong Kong artists Jess Lau Ching Wa, Siu Wai Hang and Tung Wing-hong have created new media artworks inspired by Rembrandt.
The exhibition, curated by Eric Leung Shiu Kee, is a crossover between the latest contemporary art and Dutch Golden Age paintings; emerging artists and the old master; Western and Eastern culture. Inspired by the paintings of Rembrandt, the artists created cutting edge new media artworks including videos and kinetic installations to reveal the historical value of the great artist.
Deeply impressed by the details of paintings by Rembrandt, new media artist Jess Lau intends to create a stop motion animation, composed of hands from different paintings of the master.
Rembrandt lighting is a lighting technique that is used in studio portrait photography. It can be achieved using one light and a reflector, or two lights. It is popular because it is capable of producing images which appear both natural and compelling with a minimum of equipment. As an artist specialised in photography, Siu Wai Hang will crossover with the lighting technique in Rembrandt’s painting by photography or new media works.
Tung Wing-hong investigates the relationship between the body and space with video and kinetic installations. He is planning to display video installations including video footages of human body and endless cycles of mechanical movements to reveal the historical value of Rembrandt’s portrait paintings.
About the Artists
Jess Lau Ching Wa
Jess Lau Ching Wa was born in Hong Kong in 1991. She explores the fading time, memories and the ever-changing urban landscapes as subject matters, focuses on the qualities of different medias and the possibilities of their textures. She usually works with moving images, animation and installation. She graduated in 2014 from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. In the same year, she received the Silver Award and the Best Local Work at the 20th ifva Festival (Interactive Media Category) in 2014. Her works have been exhibited in Switzerland, Japan, Taiwan, Finland, Hong Kong, and at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in Austria.
Learn more about her at www.jess-lau.com
Siu Wai Hang
Siu Wai Hang graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Creative Media from The School of Creative Media, the City University of Hong Kong. He went on to obtain his Master of Fine Art from the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He won the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize in 2018, and the WYNG Masters Award In 2014 and 2016 separately and was awarded ifva Emerging Talent Award in 2016 . His works were exhibited in various places (including Hong Kong, China and Taiwan), and also some of his works are collected by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, the Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong and various private collections. Currently, lives and works in Hong Kong and teaches at various art institutes and universities.
Learn more about him at www.siuwaihang.net
Tung Wing-hong, born in 1989 in Hong Kong, graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (B.A. & M.F.A.). Tung is a visual artist, programmer, fabricator, and mechanist. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Exploring the spectatorship of art and spatial sensation, he creates site-specific installation combining moving images and mechanical movement. The interaction of two time-based media interests him and sets off his continuous experimentation.
Learn more about him at www.tungwinghong.com
Eric Leung Shiu Kee