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Wai Wong

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20120131150722-tokyo
Tokyo © Wai Wong
20120131151023-singapore
Singgapore © Wai Wong
20120131152211-san_francisco
San Francisco, May 2011
Quick Facts
Birthplace
HK
Birth year
1986
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Schools
University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins, 2011, MA Fine Art
Tags
realism, landscape, surrealism, modern, photography, digital, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

Born 1986, Hong Kong
Currently lives and works in London

My artwork takes a critical view of social and cultural issues on urban area. In my work, I construct an imaginative metropolis that is in a parallel universe of our world. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the hyper-density of modern city, aesthetic of architecture and replication of space, my work produces a realistic world, leading it relates to social commentary.

While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.

Each project often consists of multiple works, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.


EDUCATION

2011: MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
2010: BA Visual Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

EXHIBITION

2011: Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Designs Final Degree Show

2011: Shenyang Art Fair, Shenyang

2011: China International Luxury Exhibition, Shenyang

2011: From Charing to Kings, Agnes B Store, London

2011: Dragons in the Lion’s Den, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, London

2011: The New Pretenders, Bargehouse, London

2010: Imag(in)ing, Leung Fong Oi Gallery, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2009: Experience, Leung Fong Oi Gallery, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2009: Discovery, Leung Fong Oi Gallery, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2008: WTC more X Ante Vojnovis Exhibition, World Trade Centre, Hong Kong