Members: Ngan Yu Ting, Cheung Fuk Ngai, Cheung Chun Hei
Memory is history that lives deeply inside everyone's mind, but it does not always appear clearly when it is recalled. Looking back helps us to understand our present as well as our future. In this exhibition, we try to transform real stories collected from people we know into images or texts, and expand their meanings through art.
Mandy Cheung Fuk-ngai was born in Hong Kong in 1990. Most of her works are two-dimensional such as painting, drawing, photography and video work. However, she in fact doesn’t care which media she uses but what she wants to say. She aims to communicate, because she believes visual language is a primal method of communication, its uniqueness can express more than verbal language does. It conveys thoughts and imaginations beyond the figurative. It breaks the indoctrinated regulation in our lives. Her works are created under the generalization of daily observation. By seeking the initial forms and internal relations of things, she hopes that viewers and her can re-think and-re-examine the surrounding situation disregarded, thus being enlightened.
My artworks in the past two years are mostly related to history, as I realize that many conflicts happening now are merely a continuation of the past. I have recently started making videos, which create moving images with drawing, paper-cutting and artificial lighting. Besides, I have been writing articles and working on magazines with regard to art and politics. Some can be viewed in my blog: kelvincheung113.wordpress.com
Through the use of Mogu and meticulous way of painting, I have attempted to create a nostalgia between recollection and imagination.
My painterly practice is rooted in the scenes of childhood in the Mainland and my mother’s retelling of historical memories, picking up Individual experiences and emotions under the great history.