1960 born in hong kong.
he came to international attention with his “redwhiteblue” series,
which he presented at the 51st venice biennale in 2005 representing hong kong.
he was awarded the hong kong contemporary art awards 2012 and
the hong kong arts development awards 2011 – award for best artist (visual arts) in 2012.
his “lanwei” series was collected by M+ museum, hong kong in 2013.
kanzi / 看字・漢字
I’ve immersed myself in creative work in various domains:
commercial and artistic-cultural;
two- and three-dimensional for a quarter of a century now.
I started off specializing in the visual arts,
but somehow ended up developing an ever more intense interest in the verbal text.
In fact, the main reason why i gave up,
in 1999, my job as creative director of bbh in singapore
[a highly prestigious British advertising agency of international repute],
a position i had held for over two years at that point,
and decided to come back to Hong Kong was because
i missed creating in chinese too much.
A picture supposedly tells a thousand words.
So what and how much would one containing a handful of words tell me?
To chinese communities,
the ideogram is an instrument of communication and a channel for expression.
Through it, different narrators have different stories to tell, and through time,
the stories can only grow in vividness and poignancy.
人家常談a picture tells more than a thousand words;
- 2013 / hkda global design awards / photography - commercial / merit