We are simultaneously connected to both the sky and the street.
In this collection I probe the relationship between the land and the sky in a series of abstract ‘groundscapes’, inspired by some of Hong Kong’s most emotive locations.
By combining vivid oil and acrylic hues, these impressionist images capture Hong Kong’s unique contrasts from a completely fresh perspective.
Anyone who thinks Hong Kong is a concrete jungle doesn't know Hong Kong.
The raw natural beauty of our home is sometimes so overpowering it can bring a tear to the eye.
So can the fact that it’s disappearing rapidly, seemingly swallowed leaf-by-leaf by the relentless surge of population growth, urban development, and the never-ending push for profit.
Without these rural spaces Hong Kong will suffocate. There will be nowhere to take a deep breath and feel truly alive. Without these rural communities, Hong Kong will lose a priceless link to the past – and a rich heritage that has helped shape its modern day identity.
That’s why I want to capture these magical vanishing places before they disappear forever. But not only capture them. I want to celebrate them in a vivid explosion of colour and energy – symbolising their life-giving qualities and the passion with which we should all fight for their survival.
In Hong Kong we spend our lives up in the air. We sleep on the 30th floor. We work on the 20th floor. We eat on the 10th floor.
But the heart that pumps colour and life through the city beats on the street.
So let’s get back to the city’s grass roots.
Back down to earth.
Back to Hong Kong’s working class heroes.
Let’s celebrate the everyday.
Deify the everyman.
And strip away pretension and clutter to expose the bold, graphic soul of Hong Kong’s human core.
This is STREET.
We all need a roof over our heads. And there are none more delicious than the iconic roofs of Hong Kong’s fast disappearing rural communities. If you look hard enough, you may be lucky to discover one or two of these little houses hidden away on remote shorelines and nestled into hillsides. I’m sure each one has a wonderful story to tell. But for how much longer…
There is no city silhouette like a Middle Eastern city silhouette. The bright sunlight contrasts the rolling domes and spires against vast clean skies; colours dance and shimmer; and deep shadows move to their own heartbeat.
Hong Kong's urban silhouette is alive. Wherever you look, towering blocks seem to dance for dominance in a never-ending push for the skies. There is an incongruous beauty to this compressed landscape.
Individual buildings together as one.
A single pulse, a shared rhythm, a collective energy.
Creating a silhouette unlike any other.
This new collection captures the heartbeat of our hometown,
by paying homage to the stunning silhouettes that surround us.