Wong Chung-yu, Will (number M3), 2017; Ink and colour on silk, 180x90cm

Wong Chung-yu, Will (number M3), 2017; Ink and colour on silk, 180x90cm

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. The 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 W ong’s own.

About the exhibition

Dates: 2017.06.16 Fri – 2017.07.15 Sat

Venue: Hanart TZ Gallery

Address: 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong (Central MTR Exit D)

Courtesy of the artist and Hanart TZ Gallery, for further information please visit www.hanart.com.

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