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Lau Yin Yeung & Lam Ka Yee, Miki: Rhythm

6 April 2022 - 1 May 2022

Free

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Art is a journey of constant exploration. Artists of different generations have various responses and understandings to individuals and societies in respective backgrounds. The new generation of artists in Hong Kong provide a new perspective in the globalised context. Between materials, composition and brushstrokes, they present their emotional rhythm with a new artistic expression.

In Hong Kong, where the pace of life is fast, the hustle and bustle overwhelmed our daily life. However, the current epidemic situation allows us to take a step back and re-examine our lives, while appreciate the urban landscapes that lack our awareness. This time, Touch Gallery is pleased to present the latest duo exhibition ‘Rhythm’ by local artists of the new generation, Lau Yin Yeung and Lam Ka Yee, Miki. Based on daily life, they explore and reflect on busy urban life from their own perceptions and perspectives, it also shows the diversity of contemporary art in Hong Kong.

Lau wanders around the city streets and takes inspiration from the urban landscapes, using oil painting as the medium of creation, then he internalises it into a quiet and spiritual landscape. Lau has been studying Buddhism in recent years, the painting process is also a kind of spiritual practice. He focuses his mind on painting, and pursues a state of balance and tranquillity.

On the contrary, Lam feels the high efficiency and mechanical nature of metropolitan life, she has a vague impression of the fleeting scenery outside the car window everyday when she goes to work, so she reconstructs the fleeting moments in her artworks and records the traces of the city with sketches. Lam learnt sewing in her childhood from her mother, the exhibited works this time are divided into two parts: coloured textile artworks and sketches, depicting impressions of Hong Kong with mechanical brushstrokes.

Combining objective and subjective experiences, the two artists capture glimpses of the city, transforming them into intriguing images and artworks, expressing their own understanding of contemporary urban life. Let us follow the rhythm of the artists and walk in the artistic landscape of our city!

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

Lau Yin Yeung was born in Hong Kong in 1993 and obtained Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in 2017. Lau adopts oil painting as the primary medium for his art creation and pursues a balanced self - he assimilates the concept of yin and yang into his painting, in ‘Tao Te Ching: all things submit to yin and embrace yang in order to soften their energy’ is meant to achieve the state of harmony. He therefore mixes elements of the nature with a few man-built structures to create a sense of balance in his paintings.

Lam Ka Yee, Miki is a Hong Kong artist who received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2020, majoring in painting. Her work focuses on the connection between cityscape and city folks, portraying the city from an objective and abstract perspective, while the details in the works contain her subjective feelings and memories.

Now she has established Yrellag Gallery in Mid-Levels Central with alumni, an art space aiming to provide emerging artists more exposure and exhibition opportunities. In 2021, her work was shortlisted for The Signature Art Prize and cooperated with local art director.

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