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.
what’s next 30×30 / what’s next 三十乘三十
In any case it is an excuse, but for one reason…
I needed to have a (small) review of the 30 years I spent travelling on
the creative path, before moving forward.
And I kept on pondering. It may actually be a good idea taking a macro
view at the ecology of our creative global village, its past, its present,
and how we should embrace “what’s next”.
In my thirty years on this creative journey, I have had many encounters
with many creative contemporaries and comrades with different goals.
Many of them are great successes, many I regard with great respect,
some even with great admiration. A small creative tribe that has strived
on an ideal that has set them apart from those on the bandwagon.
Their commitment and perseverance have been a staunch reminder and
encouragement for me to hold my stance…
This thought started to brew in me three years ago, the thought of pulling
together a group of like-minded people, to make a tribal call with a louder voice.
That’s how what’s next 30 × 30 came to take shape, slowly.
I need to thank 30 units (a total of 32 people) for their support and
participation. We’re a tribe with four generations among ourselves.
They meant a great deal to every step I made along the way, giving me
inspiration, sentiment, admonishment, encouragement, and hope.
I guess I am quite blessed. Because of my curiosity, my work in advertising,
my sheer luck, I have walked and flew along a path longer and wider than
many others, encountering many people, emotions and events…
For thirty years I have been asking:
What is creative, why do we create.
Creative. It is a commercial act.
Creative. It is history, culture and personal emotion.
Creative. It is inspiration, dialogue and articulation on social issues.
Creative. It is about life.
I look upon myself, I didn’t get too far off to forget my way home.
Here and now, I stand in my home, my heart,
I hope to share with you all.
我要為自己做三十年創作來個 （小） 總結，然後再上路。
發一個更大的聲音和呼喚，於是what’s next 30 × 30
多謝三十單位 （共三十二人） 共同參與和支持，
- 2011 / dfaa / gold
- 2011 / dfaa / hong kong best
- 2011 / graphic design in china
- 2011 / hkda global design awards / environmental graphic / bronze
- 2011 / hkda global design awards / environmental graphic / hong kong best
- 2011 / hkda global design awards / visual identity / excellence