“I like it when a collection of paintings is cohesive and coherent. Unfortunately my Hong Kong paintings are all over the place. You will find a few paintings that are very depressed and dark.
Then you will see a few paintings of my favourite things or movie character from the old Hong Kong. The colours used in these paintings are more vibrant yet the objects are painted up closed and seem extremely lonely.
Then all the sudden you see these very colourful paintings of moments captured in some of the busiest areas in Hongkong. It’s so alive that you could almost hear the noise in those places by just looking at the paintings.
I wish my Hong Kong paintings could be more unified. But I guess my feelings for Hongkong are quite scattered. I’m jumping from one emotion to another in a kind of frenetic pace. It’s a cycle of feeling pain, sometimes it’s too overwhelming so I try to slowdown and maybe pick one thing to focus on. Then I tried to remember the good parts about Hongkong, how beautiful it was, hoping that doing a mental shift would fix everything.
When I was asked to exhibit my Hongkong paintings, I had a hard time choosing which one to exhibit. They all need to be there. It’s a mixed of emotions when we think about Hongkong."
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