K11 Art Foundation was delighted to present our patronage programme activity in August 2019- Studio visit with Hong Kong established artists Chow Chun Fai, emerging artists Ko Sin Tung and Kong Chun Hei. The artists guided us through an artistic journey of their experiences and the behind-the-scenes stories of their creations.
Born-and-bred in Hong Kong, Chow Chun Fai has directed much of his creative efforts toward capturing his city’s identity in flux. Chow drew from his first job as a taxi driver in his series of realist paintings and painted cutscenes and their matching subtitles from movies. As one of the first artists moving to Fo Tan’s factory buildings, Chow shared with us different stages of his artistic practice and the art development in Fo Tan.
Ko Sin Tung investigates, through a myriad of mediums and materials, the psychological influences of private objects and the idiosyncratic functions they have been personally channeled to fulfill. A graduate from the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ko observes the city’s inhabitants and identifies with curiosity their values as dictated through the items they treasure and keep. During the visit, Ko has shared with us the ideas and works of her solo exhibition “Adaptation”.
Installation artist and sculptor Kong Chun Hei examines everyday objects and their essences through his reconstructions. Born in Hong Kong in 1987, and a 2009 graduate from the Department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kong’s mixed-media artworks, ranging from glass to dart boards and mosquito killers, address the paradoxical states of existence.