Since ancient times, nature has been the source of inspiration for generations of artists. In this exhibition, two emerging artists reinterpret natural landscapes through painting, as they take inspiration from natural scenery and their daily lives throughout the years.
Using bones to represent the basic form of the human species, artist Chau Chung Man’s recurrent themes evolve around urban living and life experiences in general. She combines bone and water in her works, to show the humorous relationship between man and the external world.
Taking reference from Chinese ornamental stone, bonsai and properties in Hong Kong, artist Lee Yuen Suet reshapes and combines these elements into a compound of “building and stone”, rendering these stones a new image of urbanisation full of consumption, materialisation and desire.
Chau Chung Man
Chau Chung Man graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts in 2017. Chau mainly focuses on painting and conceptual art, in which she visualises life values that are invisible yet existing. Her works usually draw inspiration from urban living and life experiences in general. In her artworks, bones represent the basic form of human, through these colourful bones, she tries to reconstruct the intrinsic concept between bones and death.
Lee Yuen Suet
Lee Yuen Suet is a painting tutor and visual artist. She graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree, majored in Set and Costume Design. Lee has been practising Western painting, while studying Chinese painting under the tutelage of the maestro of Lingnan School of Painting, Lai Ming. Lee now focuses on ink painting and oil painting, applying her drawing techniques and aesthetics of set design and Chinese painting to them. In terms of colour, she refers to Japanese and Western painting, while having touches of Lingnan School of Painting. For theme, she explores the possibility of modernising Chinese landscape art and bonsai art. Through her works, she expresses her thoughts and feelings towards current social issues.