Exhibition displays new works from two graduates of Master of Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong to showcase creativity of local young artists. They reveal meaning of life through unique viewpoints.
Chan Tsz Man, Iv studied at Goldsmiths (University of London) and Maryland Institute College of Art. She is now enrolled in the MFA program of CUHK and will be graduating this year. Chan’s practice focuses on sculptural expressions as a means to investigate our problematic body within the context of phenomenology and psychoanalysis. Her research interests include topics such as catharsis, tragedy, self-guilt, abjection, transgression, mythology etc.
Chang Yue Lam, Henry (b. 1992, Hong Kong) based in Hong Kong. He is studying Master of Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Printmaking) from Taipei National University of Arts in 2017. By looking back to his past growing experience, in addition to the study in printmaking, his work pays extra focus on the essential printing concept of plurality, indirectness, labour production procedure, diffusion of knowledge. He combines printmaking with different mixed media in his creation while trying to push the perspective and boundary of printmaking even further. Through the intensive researches, he creates works by connecting with social, political, economical and cultural issues. Focussing in the field of identity, printing-cultural production and land relationship, he developed his own unique “Quantification” language. This language of creation is to insinuate an accurate and duplicate production process of labouring operation. The method of this cultural study combining with labouring production is expected to develop an alternative printmaking art practice.
With the effect of corpuscles or particles of energy, matters compose and dissolve. Thus we must take our stand on the fact that all existence known to us is composite. We are less of a difference than elementary particles.
As human being, our mortal flesh can be a medium to understand the World. The body connects our conscious, emotions and mind to all unknowns. That includes the ultimate attempt to answer (but could never resolved) the enigma of reincarnation or is it merely the horror of death? Like most Greek Tragedy, we still sin and sacrifice. Shall we be able to seep through thin layers of membranes upon death and transgress to taste the true meaning of life through art?
If human life is short and temporary, the life cycle is a limitation and it is attrition of time. Our bodily activities and experience of things will inevitably fall into this predestination. Time experience is difficult to conscious and is hidden in life. When we realize the end of life, the replacement or transition of things, we finally realize the existence of time and the meaning of life.
In an era of rapid acceleration, we are all educated as runners and rushing forward without turning around. When have we even attempted looked back? Before rushing to the land of nowhere, we trace the pace of time and extend the shadow of life. It is expected to find the origin of our life.