“Floating Energy” – Owen Wong Kai Wai Solo Exhibition
Floating Energy - Exploration (13), Ink on Paper, 178 cm (H) x 96 cm (W), 2018
Floating Energy - Exploration (18), Ink on Paper, 118 cm (H) x 96 cm (W), 2018
Floating Energy - Exploration (19), Ink on Paper, 118 cm (H) x 96 cm (W), 2018
Floating Energy - Exploration (2019-38), Ink on Paper, 178 cm (H) x 96 cm (W), 2019
Cheer Bell Gallery is honoured to announce the first collaboration with Owen Wong Kai Wai, presenting his first solo exhibition featuring his recent series “Floating Energy – Exploration” starting from 13 April to 30 April 2019.
The theme “Floating Energy” comes from his recent series of artwork “Floating Energy – Exploration” which showcases his route to exploration since 2017. Wong considers artworks to be reflections of one’s emotions. He respects Taoism and moderation of Buddhism which is why his art delivers positivity, sensibility, life and harmony. Not only does he express the infinity of art through his perception in his works, but he also looks forward to the future in midst of coordinating with and balancing in the nature. He gives meanings to paintings which make us feel the vitality of water and ink. “Floating Energy – Exploration” reflects his interpretations of the ocean and universe, as if looking down at the natural sceneries and ecological environment from an elevated view. What strikes Wong the most is the intangible force and feelings that come along. The emotions projected in the process of creation are so intense that it gets him even closer to the inspiring energy of the universe, driving him to create continuously. It also becomes his everlasting artistic direction, thoughts and concepts.
Blending, collision, and coexistence of water and ink is clearly visible in Wong’s brushstrokes. Ever since 2010, he has been researching the characteristics of ink. In 2017, he even devised his very own “Floating Molecules Wrinkle” method. It is known that ink could be divided into 5 hues. From an optical point of view, ink is affected by the environment. It changes according to different types of paper, water, geographical area and weather. Ink itself is considered as a shade of colour. With the addition of water to ink, different tones and densities are created such as dryness, moisture and thickness. Therefore, if used properly, ink could build a sense of layering, thus enriching the composition.
“Floating Energy – Exploration” is absolutely appealing and captivating, urging one to go on an adventure of exploration. Wong’s unique treatment of hues of ink in this series turns the monochromatic ink on a plain paper to a dazzling universe. If you take a closer look at the intensity of brushstrokes, density of ink and water as well as the ingenuity of composition, a mysteriously abstract and infinite space of art would be realised, dragging us into Wong’s unfathomable world to explore the unknown energy with him.
1 April 2019 – 12 April 2019
13 April – 30 April 2019
13 April 2019 (Sat) 17:00 - 19:00
Cheer Bell Gallery
Room 1602, Global Trade Square, 19-21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00