Wong Chun Hei is recognised for his artistic focus on Hong Kong's countryside, infusing his depictions with imagination to explore the relationship and coexistence between humans and nature. During his long-term residency at AIRSIDE, Wong created Jat’s Incline to capture the Lion Rock landscape from AIRSIDE's view and aims to inspire viewers to find a sense of peace and simplicity in the city. Meanwhile, Chow Yiu Fai reviews his lyrical works over the past years and creates a new text based on the theme of “Air”. Together, the two artists invite us to reconnect with the natural world and escape from the complexities of urban life.
Wall 2: 810 x 218 cm
Wall 3: 991 x 860 cm
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Stephen Wong Chun Hei (b. 1986) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. His paintings primarily revolve around natural landscapes. In his early years, he found inspiration in the digitised scenery of video games, harnessing the striking visual impact of virtual images to create his paintings. In recent years, Stephen has redirected his attention to the serene countryside of Hong Kong. Combining his intuitive imagination with his sketches, he depicts the dynamic relationship between nature and mankind, embodying a visual narrative of the beautiful yet precarious coexistence. Notable exhibitions featuring Stephen’s works include the solo exhibition “Looking at the sky and the landscape beneath” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2018), “Daydream Travelogues” (Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, 2016), “Step Back to Nature” (Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong, 2014), the group exhibition “The Breath of Landscape” (Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2019) and “These Painters’ Painters” (ROH Projects, Jakarta, 2018). His work is part of the Hong Kong Museum of Art Collection.
Born in Hong Kong in 1961, Chow Yiu Fai received his PhD degree from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Currently, he holds the position of professor in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University, and he is also an award-winning writer. In 1989, Chow made his mark in the music industry with the release of his debut lyrics. Since then, he has penned more than 1,000 lyrical works for a diverse array of pop artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. Lately, Chow has been increasingly involved in prose writing, multi-media, and visual art projects.