The great dilemmas in life
Ng Ka Chun & Sum Wing Man
展覽場地：R&C Design Library
英皇道 43-49 號新英大廈一樓B室
開放時間：星期一至六，下午2:30 - 8:00
Opening Ceremony : 5 May(Thu) 7:30pm
Exhibition Period : 5 May to 3 June
Venue : R&C Design Library
Flat B, 1/F, Sun Ying Mansion 43-49 King’s Road, HK
(Tin Hau Station, A1 Exit)
Opening hours: Mon - Sat, 2:30-8:00 p.m.
Young people often come across dilemmas in life.
On the one hand they constantly seek for individuality and to build a life style, on the other hand living in the present has made their lives become increasingly formulistic; work exhaustively as if they can chase after the plots of life. ‘Art of living’ is easy to say, however, the paradox comes at living in such a busy city: the slower pace you take in life the more sacrifices you would have to make, and there’s no exception for young artists. Put yourself in the creator’s shoes, the struggle they face and its impact to them could be a lot more intense than how we can imagined, since to feel and make observations of life are one of their responsibilities to the society or the burden of self.
Art appreciation does not limited to a particular artwork; although creative thoughts infused from the slightest matter, thorough details should be notified once we take a sweeping view. Artwork created by Ng Ka-chun and Sum Wing-man give an overall feeling that differ from the stylized, but an attitude set off from dealing with life dilemmas. They transform their formulistic lives into interesting sidelights, in form of short sketches and with aesthetic thinking. They evoke an appealing atmosphere that exceeds creativity, something intriguingly influential – an ability to embody and hover poetic sentiment in one’s life.
Local youngsters are being identified and analyzed as a whole in these recent years; can we not discover the specialties?
Ng graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2008. His works mainly relate to daily objects and activities. He is interested in working in conceptual sculpture, performance and public art, and with furniture and interior space. His studio is located in Fo Tan.
Basically, within my works, the exploration of essence of things urges deconstruction of its form or hidden content, which subsequently to reconstruct new ideas through combining personal thinking and experience. This attempt is for revealing the state of individual or surroundings at that moment.
The selection of materials and contents has intimate relation with daily activities and trifles, and also carries the personal living and aesthetics experience.
Graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2008. The topic of her works starts from relationship. And mainly mixed media works, which include painting, photography, seal engraving, installation, etc. She likes cooking practice as well.
I am not good at creating, but stating and running an idea; therefore I do something.
The past works are ceremony of mourning dead relationships; however I am now concentrating on expressing my evidence of living. The present moment is stated softly and slowly. Also try to explore more details while get close to everyone and everything.
Curatorial: Cheung King Wai, Wendy Ng
Exhibition Coordinator: Yau Man-kong
Graphic Design: Wendy Ng
Exhibit Design: Cheung King-wai, Ng Ka-chun