YY9 Gallery is pleased to present “Hidden Emotion”, a joint paintings exhibition by Ling Lai and Silvia Chan. In this exhibition, the two artists will present a new series of works to express the feelings deep inside their minds and hearts, with the use of different media including acrylic and oil pastel on canvas. Both artists team up for a varied view on abstract expression to reveal the spirituality and purity of works.
In her new series of works, Silvia Chan is inspired by “The Secret Garden”, the well-known novel written by British author Frances Hodgson Butnett. While Greenery became the theme of her paintings, the series also continues her sensational response to the colors of nature. She manages to enlarge the power of colors by drawing stroke by stroke delicately.
Ling Lai’s recent work explores the possibilities of layering, semi-transparent colors and merging of colors. When colors are applied, they merge and create an unknown
organic form which is something uniquely created by their own. By revealing and then concealing, this process allows her to express freely the emotion, mood and sensation deep within her.
About the artists: Ling Lai graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Arts (RMIT) from the Hong Kong Art School in 2005 and 2008 respectively. As a graphic designer by trade, she draws her inspiration from architecture and the surrounding cityscape. She usually works with acrylic on canvas in a square format and has participated in various local group exhibitions.
Silvia Chan King-pui graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at RMIT University in 2008 and finished her master degree of Education in Visual Art at Hong Kong IED in 2010. She works as a teacher in a special school. She believes that art is not only for someone who is holding any specific technology, but is all about one’s life. Her pieces are integrated with the nature and are full of spirituality, purity and abstract expression. Her work ranges from drawing, painting, mixed-media to installation.