Centrifugal Force: The Art Field of Wong Chung-yu
10 June - 15 July 2017
Hanart TZ Gallery
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Curated by
Valerie C. DORAN

Artist’s Reception: Friday, 16 June 2017, 6 to 8pm

Exhibition Period: 10 June – 15 July 2017


黄琮瑜   Wong Chung-yu    《念 (號碼M3)》    Will (number M3)
2017    水墨 設色 混合媒介 絹本    Ink, colour and mixed media on silk   180 x 90 cm

圖檔由藝術家及漢雅軒提供     Image Courtesy of the Artist and Hanart TZ Gallery

Hanart TZ Gallery is pleased to announce the artist’s reception of Centrifugal Force: The Art Field of Wong Chung-yu, a solo exhibition by a young Hong Kong ink painter and new media artist Wong Chung-yu, to take place on Friday, 16 June 2017, from 6-8pm at the gallery. (Exhibition runs from 10 June until 15 July).

Centrifugal Force offers a unique insight into Wong Chung-yu’s intriguingly diverse but conceptually linked processes. The dictionary definition of the term centrifugal force is ‘the tendency of an object moving in a circle to travel away from the center of the circle’, and for Wong this term symbolizes his artistic momentum away from the core practices of the moment (whether his own or those of the larger ‘arts circle’) and towards new trajectories of exploration.

Featuring 33 works, including two major new series of paintings, the exhibition does not constitute a retrospective so much as a demonstration of how Wong’s artistic language and exploration continue to evolve in what can be described as both an inter-media and intra-media context. Dating from 2003 to 2017, the works in the exhibition span a range of media and techniques, from Chinese ink landscape painting (shanshui) and abstract works in ink and colour, to collage, installation and digital animation—with the distinctive feature being that almost every work contains intriguing elements of hybridity and a quirky iconography that is very much Wong’s own.

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