Issue August 2023
Bon á tirer
Li Pak Huen
Li Pak Huen Esther graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University. She mainly focuses on illustration, acrylic painting, printmaking and animation. Li has most of her inspirations from the experience and observation in daily life. She hopes to add imagination to ordinary life through art making. “Scenery is discovered through human eyes, thus forming a connection. As we enjoy the scenery, we are actually surrounded by the scenery itself…I hope my works will collectively form a ‘locale’ through which people in their daily lives can feel connected.” Li said.
Issue September 2023
Bliss Within the Hustle
Oona Huen
Oona Huen Kei Kwan (L6-16) graduated and started working as a graphic designer. Huen then rekindled her childhood interest in painting and began creating watercolor works and established Oo Huen Illustration. Huen was active in local handicraft markets and worked on commercial illustrations, street music performances, and shows. In September 2018, Huen moved into JCCAC and established the Oona Studio. Her creations involves various media, such as acrylic painting and music. Huen’s paintings revolve around the themes of nature and animals. With the inspirations of inner emotions and imagination, Huen expresses and explores herself through artistic creation, to preserve a simple and pure space amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.
Issue October 2023
Let Peace Blossom
Rita Lau
Rita Lau (L3-05A) graduated from the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) co-presented by Hong Kong Art School and RMIT University, majored in painting. In her art practice, Lau explores the possibilities between abstraction and figuration, reality and unconsciousness. Lau actively participates in a number of exhibitions in recent years, and engages in mural art and public art projects in the community. Lau had a solo exhibition in PMQ in 2021 supported by JCCAC Professor Mayching Kao Arts Development Fund. Lau is also the co-founder of “Art Napping”, a local art group making mural arts.
Issue February 2024
A Glimpse at the Magic Hour
Yung Chung Kong
Yung Chung Kong's (L2-13) artworks often depict the merging of fictional cities and wilderness. Using monochromatic tones and intricate, dense brushstrokes, Yung creates a desolate atmosphere within the paintings. The images frequently feature isolated and dilapidated symbolic objects - such as boats, withered potted plants and carousels - as if revealing scenes filled with past memories but that are now abandoned places, leaving the viewers to explore the unknown space.
Issue April 2024
Where Nostalgic Glints Assemble
Angela Yuen
Angela Yuen (L3-01) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2016, she was an artist-in-resident at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing. She was finalist of Sovereign Asian Art Prize and Ping Yao International Sculpture Festival in 2019, and the 26th ifva awards (Media Art Category) in 2021. Her works have been shown in Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, London and Australia, and are in the collections of Hong Kong Henderson Land Group, Hotel Stage Hong Kong, IFC Isola, LRC Hong Kong, The Middle House Shanghai, Niagara Gallery Australia as well as various private collectors. Yuen’s art practice focuses on urban culture and the theme of “neighbourhood”, highlighting the symbolic meaning of found objects and their transformation into her own artistic language. Under rapid urban development, people in Hong Kong experience an ever-evolving physical and social environment. Through collecting manufactured objects, Yuen rediscovers the human warmth she once knew as a child growing up in this city. “Neighbourhood” is not only the theme of her practice but something deeply embedded in her creative process.
Issue April 2024
Wander through the Aperture
Jocelyn Lui
Jocelyn Lui (L6-11) earned her MA in Fashion and Textile from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2022, after completing a Professional Diploma in Fine Art (2018) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Photography (2020) in Hong Kong. Jocelyn is a fashion designer who also practises photography, media art, sound art, collage, textile art, and ceramics. Jocelyn's varied background helps her to reconstruct childhood memories associated with the transformations in life, seen as a self-healing process that is metaphorically linked to nature. In 2023, Jocelyn held her solo exhibition The Wings of the Wind at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre. In the same year, she was sponsored under the Emerging Artists Scheme and Cultural Exchange Overseas Grant of Hong Kong Art Development Council to participate in an exhibition in the Czech Republic.
Issue March 2024
Into the Grainy Memories
Bouie Choi
Pushing the possibilities of urban imagery, Bouie Choi (L8-01B) is interested in giving shape to the perishing impressions of a city through interweaving fragments of memory in her painting. Her creative process is like searching for light under overcast skies. The landscapes she paints often remind us of humanity’s insignificance through juxtaposing the visible and the invisible, the artificial and the natural, the scattered and the gathered, micro and macro beings; their coexistence reflects the artist's state of mind. If a painting is a manifestation of infinite borrowed space and time, Choi attempts to negotiate within the gap between the tangible and the intangible, and indescribable space and time with the light of hope and the power of urban imagery. In recent years, Choi has familiarized herself with wood and explores the definition of freedom with multi-perspective and layered temporalities, imbuing the material with her state of mind through the repetitive processes of preserving, sanding, washing, and sprinkling.
Issue January 2024
The Beauty of Distance
Avery Lau
Avery Lau Hong Lam (L6-26) studied at the Academia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019. Lau’s practice focuses on intaglio and the classical technique of mezzotint in printmaking. He has exhibited internationally, including in South Korea and the United Kingdom. Lau has participated in various exhibitions in Hong Kong, at venues including Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hanart TZ Gallery and Hong Kong Art Centre. Lau’s works use still life as his genre, mythology as his background; combining with classical intaglio, his works create a harmonious and tranquil atmosphere. He likes to use symbols and puns to express his interpretation and experience to the world and daily life. In his works, the general compositions convey a relaxed and humorous daily life. Under his works, the details and depictions of objects keep the secrets out of the daily. In recent years, he concentrates on mezzotint; and makes a new attempt of combining his illustrations, design and narrative nature into his works.
Issue December 2023
In Between Virtuality and Reality
Kachi Chan (L5-25) is an artist, technologist and researcher who navigates the spaces between the physical and digital worlds. His exploration takes form through computational design, digital realities and robotics. His research primarily focused on employing cultural informatics to recast social issues artistically, all while giving voice to lesser-known perspectives within systems.Kachi was a recipient of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence, which enabled him to pursue advanced studies at the Royal College of Art and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. His research-driven artistry has gained significant recognition, including an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, the Bartlett Medal, OPPO Renovators Creativity Award, and the Arts Council England Project Grant. His work has been exhibited at notable events such as Ars Electronica Festival, ISEA International, Art Basel Hong Kong and London Design Festival. Kachi is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Baptist University where he teaches histories and theories within media art.
Issue November 2023
Gift from a Chance Encounter
Charlotte Lui
Charlotte Lui (L7-04) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2019 and launched “Moving Drawing” in 2021. She draws on a sketchbook to illustrate the ever-changing city with its hustle and bustle and capture her fleeting encounters with its occupants as they go about on their daily commute. She cherishes the moment and lives by the motto “Today is the best day”.
Issue July 2023
Follow the Heart
Chantal Fok
After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chantal went to Shangri-La in Yunnan to learn Thangka. She finds artistic inspiration from chemistry combining her knowledge of Chinese painting with techniques in Thangka painting. In her recent creation, she presents the process of producing Thangka art in the form of abstract painting, showcasing limitless possibility in art creation. “I evolved from copying images to transforming the philosophy behind Thangka in my creations. They turned out to be more realistic and unpredictable, which truly presented “emptiness”, “anatta” (non self) and “anitya” (impermanence).” Chantal said.
Issue June 2023
Cityscapes in Ink
Tang Kai Yiu
Tang Kai Yiu (L4-08) received his Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Tang’s works explores the relationship between the thoughts and behaviour of human beings with nature. Tang participated in artist residency programmes in Switzerland, Japan and Taiwan. His artworks have been exhibited in museums, art organisations and galleries in Germany, Switzerland, Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He was one of the JCCAC artists who participated in the Affordable Art Fair 2023.
Issue May 2023
The City, Vegetation and People
Lam Hau-yi
Lam Hau-yi (L4-12) is currently an artist and designer, Lam Hau-yi obtained her BA (Hons) Visual Communication from Birmingham City University in 2012. She was an exchange student at the Academy of Fine Art in Taiwan’s Tunghai University in 2013, and attained her BA (Hons) in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2014. Lam’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Berlin. Lam Hau-yi is one of the JCCAC resident artists participating in this year’s Affordable Art Fair.
Issue April 2023
Space ‧
Wong Wing Shan, Pat
(aka Flyingpig)
Wong Wing Shan, Pat (aka Flyingpig, L5-25) is a community-based illustrator, educator and facilitator. She was a lecturer in (BA) Illustration Animation at Kingston School of Art (2021), guest lecturing in Royal College of Art(2021), and recently graduated from the Royal College of Art MA in Illustration(2019-2021). Her practice lies in the intersections of architecture, technology, memory and identity that portray community stories ranging from people to landscapes and objects from my surroundings. As JCCAC is 15th anniversary, she is invited to create the key visual for the celebration.
Issue March 2023
of Monsters
Leung Po Ying,
Agnes Leung Po-ying (L7-15 Deep Fried Simpson Studio) received her Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree from the joint programme by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2020. Leung’s artworks mostly focus on examining the possibilities brought by collage and layers. Expressing her unique multi-imagery spaces through peculiar creatures and strong colors, Leung “researches” the peculiar creatures and monsters appearing in her life and world of imagination.
Issue February 2023
The Engima
Behind Shanshui
Shum Kwan-yi, Sim
The brushes have been dampened, and the ink sticks have been ground. The medley of ink colours including indigo, gamboge and ochre become diluted and start to take shape on paper, adorned with copper leafs. All these are elements used by Shum Kwan-yi to create an enigma. Based in Hong Kong, Shum Kwan Yi, Sim (L4-07) attained her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts at The Hong Kong Baptist University.
Issue January 2023
To leave,
or not to
In 2022, “farewell” is no strange to Hongkongers, perhaps everyone has experienced a certain of separation. Humchuk (L5-02) upholds himself as a listener, recording every story through illustrations. We physically left; but invisibly we are closely connected, moving forward together in different corners of the world.
Issue December 2022
and present
Jor Yin-fun
Jor Yin-fun, director of L2-03 White Box Studio, is keen on Chinese water and ink painting and more recently on corn husk doll creations. She graduated from the Fine Arts department of the New Asia College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1975. Jor was among the first artists to establish a workshop at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Creative Arts Center in 2008, hence the birth of White Box Studio. Jor founded the association White Box Friends in 2016 and began curating annual exhibitions for its members both in Hong Kong and overseas since.
Issue November 2022
Ma Wing-man, Mandy
Both knitting and performance involved repeated movements. A different set of vision and significance was borne from this repetitive labour. People are also connected through both knitted work and performance. The difference lies in how knitted works broaden my thinking by reaching a wider group of audience with people of different ages, abilities and identities. The processing of performance is more self-oriented, allowing myself to settle and examine the relationship between the self and the surrounding environment. The two complement each other.
Issue October 2022
In Between Planes
So Wing-tung
"I love how windows reveal another realm. It is simultaneously someone’s own personal comfort space and at the other end of the spectrum, a public space. The windows are equally reflective of the landscape around it: how a frame can hold this remarkable imitation of the world. It is as if a surface can carry so much depth and imagination to it. The motif of the architectural window as rhetoric, and conversely, a tangible manifestation, is fascinating. I am captivated by and curious about how surfaces found in frames could be transformative: how a two-dimensional surface could suggest qualities of a three-dimensional space." So Wing-tung(L7-14 Artist Studio: Wing Tung So) is a contemporary artist whose playful articulations are often marked by the visual obscurity of vernacular and iconic façades. Working with painting and video, it is a translation of planes of multidimensionality: when surface moulds into space, painting reacts with video, when one medium consumes the other. Scenes of our contemporary city in flux take centre stage in Wing's practice, from an active engagement with landscapes that defy singular planes to ambiguous expanses conjured by mirrored reflections and transparencies in glass architecture. From optical plausibility to perspectival impossibility, she mediates the fluid relations between material and virtual spaces.
Issue September 2022
Barren Land
Chu Chun-kei, Maggie
In 1840, British Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston used the phrase "A barren rock with nary a house upon it" to describe Hong Kong Island as a godforsaken place.The journey began in the mid-19th century when Hong Kong was at a crossroad in its fate, with postcards featuring the iconic scenery of the Victoria Harbour. With all human traces removed to recreate the Barren Rocks from the 1840s to date, the postcards were cut up into pieces and became like hundreds of little magical creatures.
Issue August 2022
On Balance, In Order
Cheung Tsz-man, Kuby
Society, arts and life are manifested in different layers. Perhaps like stacking Jenga blocks, a solid foundation is required for reaching greater heights, and arts is often an accumulation of life experiences. A shining example would be emerging artist Kuby Cheung who is accomplished in ceramics and passionate about street dance. Versatile in her interests, Cheung keeps her poise and seeks balance in life and arts, constructing her own “order” layer by layer.
Issue July 2022
Sensitivity to Sensibility
Tam Kai-fung
Are you susceptible to changes in the environment, light, sound, temperature and emotions? If so, you might be a “highly sensitive person”. Being highly sensitive to his surroundings, multimedia artist Tam Kai-fung (L7-06) is endowed with keen observation and ingenuity. His treatment on skin allergy has inspired him to create installations in reaction to his body, turning allergen into creative stimulus, and scrutinising himself from a third-person perspective. Through art creation, Tam contemplates his relationship with the environment and society, and adjusts to the vicissitudes of life.
Issue June 2022
What We Watch
Leung Lok-hei, Giraffe
“Together, this ensemble of electronic techniques called into being a new world—a peek-a-boo world, where now this event, now that, pops into view for a moment, then vanishes again.” In his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman described the era of new media with prophetic vision, where everything in society become forms of entertainment. We spend an excessive amount of time every day on our phones, TVs and the internet, where information flashes by mostly meaninglessly. This led to artist Giraffe Leung (L4-06) questioning what he watched, and capturing what he saw from the media with his works. Look, entertainment is all that remains in our world.
Issue May 2022
Beguiling Garbs
JC Jessie
Anyone attending a Cantonese opera performance would have no doubt been dazzled by the beautiful costumes. Interdisciplinary art practitioner JC Jessie (L8-09) straddles traditional culture from a bygone age and leading edge digital world to research, document, reinterpret and present Cantonese opera costumes via new and diverse art forms.
Issue April 2022
Go with the Flow
Yung Chee-mun, Simon
Looking up to Tang dynasty poet Du Fu and taking his timeless verses as motto, ink artist Simon Yung (L5-21) integrates Chinese poetry into his paintings, which offer a sense of serenity amidst the hustle...
Issue March 2022
Lit Wing-hung
Fabrics are materials that rarely enter any discussion on sculpture. However, the making of clothes is essentially a form of sculpting the body. Seeing potential in fabrics, artist Lit Wing-hung (L4-15) makes use of different kinds of them to create “still life” sculptures...
Issue February 2022
Lam Ka-yee, Miki
Flâneur is a French word referring to a person who saunters around observing the city. It perfectly describes artist Lam Ka-yee, Miki (L5-10B) who often sketches the passing scenery during commutes, as a way to observe Hong Kong...
Issue January 2022
Take Lightly, Look Closely
Chan An-gee
As the ingenious saying goes: “Do small things with great love”. Conversely, how about taking great things lightly in life? Printmaker Chan An-gee (L5-24) depicts memorable experiences and observations from everyday life with wit and vivacity. Anecdotes, fantasies, feelings ...
Issue December 2021
A Picture a World
Lam Kin-choi
Picture books are not just for children, they are often the connection between kids and adults, and our portal to the world. Keeping childlike curiosity towards the world, picture-book creator and artist Lam Kin-choi (L2-12) uses printmaking and picture books to illustrate stories about our city...
Issue November 2021
Emobodying the Body
Yeung Siu-fong
When you are drawing, standing or running, are you fully aware of the connections between your muscle groups and movements? Read on for an account of performance artist Yeung Siu-fong (L5-15), as she shares her exploration of the relationship between body and soul...
Issue October 2021
Sawdust Works Wonders
Lau Ching-yee, Cathleen
Wood is an indispensable material with wide range of uses, from building houses to making furniture and sculpture. But how about the leftover sawdust from woodworking? Artist Cathleen Lau (L8-13)...
Issue September 2021
A Whimsical World of Black and White
But Wing-ki
When you read or dream, do you dream in colour or black and white? Let us explore the monochromatic world of But Wing-ki (L6-11) inside her “Blind Spot”...
Issue August 2021
Hon Ngan-ting, Rebecca
Where have all the flowers gone? Rapid urban development brings drastic changes in cityscape. Hovering around Chinese ink painting and digital media, creating concrete and abstract paintings of buildings and flowers, ink artist Rebecca Hon (L4-13) makes an urban “mirage”...
Issue July 2021
Fading Impressions
Chan Yi-ting
Photographs fade, so do memories. Perhaps, impressions and images captured by printmaking may last longer? Printmaker Chan Yi-ting (L2-16) encapsulates traces of the mass disruption on the streets through photography, and subsequently prints the images layer over layer in soft, pastel tones...
Issue June 2021
Passing on the Art of Mahjong Craft
Cheung Sing-chung, Ricky & Cheung Hoi-yan, Karen
Issue May 2021
Antic and Animated
Zhang Junjie, Jake
Issue April 2021
Destroy to Create, Create to Inspire
Chan King-hei, Calvin & Kun Tsz-yan, Joyce
Whether it be the world of fashion or society in general, innovative ideas are often conceived by challenging old notions. Founded by Calvin Chan and Joyce Kun in 2014, local fashion brand The World Is Your Oyster (L7-05) takes “the devil is in the details” to another...
Issue March 2021
Endearing Embroidery
Hung Sheung-yee, Shirley
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,” said Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s little prince, “what is essential is invisible to the eye.” In a departure from traditional embroidery...
Issue February 2021
Printmaking in the Making
Chang Yue-lam, Henry
Printing might be considered a sunset industry, but would the intrinsic value of printmaking be gone with it? Son of a printmaker, artist Chang Yue-lam, Henry...
Issue January 2021
Bespoke Books
Hsu Wai-lun & So Lai-ping, Somely
Issue December 2020
Live in the Details
Chang Hoi-wood, Howard & Yeung Wai-keung, Gary
Being a curator is a very satisfying experience. We are like the conductor of an orchestra...
Issue November 2020
Vivid Forms, Vibrant Colours
Chau Chung-man & Lee Yuen-suet
Befriended through a shared passion for painting, artist Chau Chung-man and Lee Yuen-suet both likened...
Issue October 2020
Transforming Trash into Treasure
Lam Yau-sum
I did not cherish nature then when it was abundant around me, but I long for rural life now that I live in a concrete jungle...
Issue September 2020
Emotional Landscape meets Chinese Ink
Qian Yinxiao, Silver
Whereas for me, nature is my outlet...
Issue August 2020
For Sale,
or Not for Sale
Leung Hiu-yin, Terence
Everything has a price tag...
Issue July 2020
A Man
Kong Hoi-kan, Thomas
To me, Chinese seal is my storytelling platform and diary...
Issue June 2020
Bringing Paper to Life
Chu Cheuk Wai, Margaret
Thinking out of the (paper) box, cross-disciplinary artist Chu Cheuk-wai, Margaret (L4-05) transforms her drawings on paper into poignant, perky and playful paper sculptures.
Issue May 2020
Fleeting Images of a Floating City
Kwok Ho-man, Linus
“Above are ethereal clouds, below are troubled waters, the floating city does not rise, nor sink.” Marvels of a Floating City, the famous work by novelist Xi Xi, depicts the state of Hong Kong before the Handover...
Issue April 2020
Rage Against The Tranquil Night
Cheung Tsz-ki, Jacky
Darkness falls like a curtain at night, draped over the cityscape, and so we called it nightfall. Fascinated by the nightscape, emerging artist Cheung Tsz-ki, Jacky (L6-30), a graduate of the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, captures the imageries of night with his works...
Issue March 2020
Slow Craft, Fine Art.
Li Tak-yung, Doris
In an era that focuses on efficiency and speedy outcomes, “being slow and patient” seems out of tune. But emerging ceramicist Li Tak-yung, Doris (L2-11) finds her happy place through stitching...
Issue February 2020
Extraordinarily Ordinary
Tse Chun-sing
Snoring, chimes of the ice-cream van, flashes of camera and shimmering leaves. Do any of these things tickle your fancy? A graduate from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), an awardee of the WMA for Young Talent award and a shortlisted nominee for the ifva Awards in the category of Media Art, emerging multidisciplinary artist Tse Chun-sing (L8-12) observes the unnoticed side of everyday objects and happenings...
Issue January 2020
Heterotopia in Art
Sze Mei-ting, Muses
Heterotopia is “the other space” – an existence that is both real and unreal, between physical space and utopia (virtual space). Besides cinema, museum and zoo, where else can we find heterotopia in reality?
Issue December 2019
Sketching lives / Sketching from Life
Hau Siu-ching
He is napping, she is scrolling on her phone – an MTR ride is a kaleidoscope of lives. For several decades, artist Hau Siu-ching (L7-16) has stuck with sketching as his true and trusted medium to capture people’s life stories.
Issue November 2019
Sinking Ink
Lau King-nam
Fluidity and cohesion are the two elements that draw Lau to ink art. Wielding his brush, he brings light, deft touches to weighty matters. In black and white, he transforms from an observer to a social advocate.
Issue October 2019
Sense and Sensibility
Li Ka-fai, Ziggy
What do you associate when you come across adjectives such as fluffy, round and lovable? Most of us may think of girly knick-knacks or cartoons. But what if a man is drawn to fluffy stuff, and creates round and endearing characters? There is nothing “unmanly” about it, of course, and the male gender is fully entitled to “being cute”, too.
Issue September 2019
Tying Knots / Knot Together
Chan Nung, Rachel
“Break the khipu code and we might finally read an indigenous Inca history.” Gary Urton, anthropologist at Harvard University, once remarked. According to scholars, khipu (or talking knots) are recording devices fashioned from strings found in the region of Andean South America. Apart from the Incas, knotted strings were historically used by many other cultures such as the ancient Chinese and native Hawaiians for collecting data. Even now, knots continue to be intricately entwined with our lives – we use phrases like “tying the knot” to express the symbolic bond of a couple.
Issue August 2019
Tse Man-yan, Jasmine
The recent social movement in Hong Kong brought about much noise, sparking an outburst of creativity such as the coining of the slang, “Freedom-Hi”. What does freedom mean to you? “Freedom is a luxury,” said Jasmine Tse (L7-03), the well-liked illustrator who works under the pseudonym, Tse Sai Pei (a Canto-slang that means exhaustion).
Issue July 2019
Along The Line
Yau Ngai-lam
The co-founder of Apple Computer Inc, Steve Jobs once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.” Connecting the dots of her past, artist Yau Ngai-lam treads on a line into the future.
Issue May 2019
A life in ceramics
Lo Sai-keung, Louis
Ceramic art to Lo is like a camera to a photographer, capturing moments that are beautiful and breathtaking. Filling his “boxes” with sentiments and affection, ceramics, is the lifelong better half of the artist.
Issue April 2019
The heART reader
Au Ho-lam, Suzanne
Understanding a person is akin to appreciating a work of art. The way people perceive and read an artwork opens a fascinating window into their attitude towards the people and things around them.
Issue February 2019
The Science of Art

The Art of Science
Fung Wing-lam
Art and science, are they two polar extremes or rather two sides of the same leaf? Albert Einstein, famous physicist and music enthusiast, had once remarked, “All religions, arts and sciences, are branches of the same tree.”
Issue January 2019
Venturing Into the Unknown – Homecoming to the Familiar
Ban Zhang
Moving to Taiwan may not be something of novelty these days, but it was fairly uncommon for a Hong Konger to give up everything in pursuit of an artistic career in Taiwan 18 years ago. Perhaps it was the promise of an adventure and great challenge that attracted artist Ban Zhang, a brave soul who makes a place for himself in Taiwan shortly after Hong Kong’s handover. There, Ban had visited various arts villages in the hope of finding his own identity, space and a kind of artistic ambience.
Issue November 2018
Seeing the
Bigger Picture
Tse Chi-tak, Ducky
There is a saying that there are three levels of seeing: seeing the superficial, seeing through the superficial, and seeing beyond. After having worked as a photojournalist and professional photographer for many years in the industry, Tse Chi-tak (a.k.a. Ducky) decided to transform all that he has seen into photos and artworks – all the good old days he has seen, landscapes he has seen through, as well as mindsets and identity crises he has transcended from. Through his lens, he tells stories of the people of Hong Kong, preserving our collective memories. Despite grasping a full view, Tse chooses to stick to his purest and most original intentions: to record and archive happenings as they naturally proceed.
Issue September 2018
New Perspectives
Hui Fong-wah, Phoebe
There are many ways to explore the world: Scientists conduct experiments; historians study literature; archaeologists discover relics. As for artists, they can express their artwork in a variety of ways. One of these artists is Hui Fong-wah, Phoebe, a multimedia artist and JCCAC tenant, who combines text, sound and technology in her multimedia installations to re-interpret the essence and everyday roles of ordinary objects.
Issue February 2018
The smiths
Chan Po-fung
Now times have changed, and so have the norms. Many say that commercial orientation and cost-efficiency-driven production model are two dominant forces restraining the growth of creativity in Hong Kong. Faced with such constraints, Chan Po-fung, resident artist and designer of studio Playback Concept (L6-16) at JCCAC, has demonstrated...