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"The Angels in Me" Solo exhibition of NG Kwun-lun Tony
《我的天使們》吳觀麟個人作品展
2013.03.08 - 2013.04.10
Opening party: 2013.03.08 (Friday) / 6:00 pm
The A·lift Gallery 'CHECKPOINT'

Exhibition Images


NG Kwun-lun Tony. The Same Night Sky, C-print, 450 (h) x 300 (w) mm each.

One is supposed to be born with free will. However, our decisions in life are also influenced by external factors - time, place, our family, friends, work, the people we know and the ten thousand things. As I come through and reflect on my own life and formative influences, I see fragments of childhood memory and school days, surviving in the society, also trying to find my way in life and in art. At certain points, there were both my passionate involvement and indifferent observation; there were people and matters I thought I had forgotten, but they linger in my heart as new; others I tried my best to hold on to yet they slowly slipped away. I have come to realize that all of them formed my perception of life and the world, in contemplation of rightness, truth and beauty. My decisions in life, the exercise of my free will, are shaped by and inseparable from these influences. "Free will", after all, may not be purely "free".

In my life, there are always some close and intimate "companions". I also have my "heroes" who I may not know personally (e.g. legendary heroes, great men in past history, masters of art from different centuries, my childhood idols, etc.) They cross beyond time and become my guardian angels, inspiring me and empowering me to face some dilemma. I may not be making the perfect decisions that lead to a perfect future, but I know that my angels will always be by my side._Ng Kwun-lun

The A‧lift Gallery CHECKPOINT is going to present a solo exhibition by Ng Kwun-lun. NG obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of the Royal Melbourne of Technology in 2011. His artworks have been featured in more than 70 overseas and local exhibitions, such as "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition", "The 7th, The 8th, and The 10th National Art Exhibition", "New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond", "Legacy and Creations - Ink Art vs Ink Art" and "Mongolia 360 °: The first session of the land Art Biennial".

In the recent years, Ng expanded his practice to different media, from ink painting to installation, photography, public art, sculpture and on-site "land art". He also involved in many local public art projects. Some of his public art creations can be seen at The VIP Room of Hong Kong International Airport, Wet-land Park, Hong Kong Health Department, Police Headquarters Building, Sai Kung Visual Corridor, TST Centenary Memorial Park, K11 Art Mall, etc.



Opening Reception:
8th March 2013 (Friday) 18:00 – 20:00


Address: G/F, 24C, Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.



人們生來本是擁有自由意志的。然而,當我回想自己的成長中的種種:兒時的回憶片段、學校裏的生活、到在社會裏謀事,和尋找自己藝術路向的日子之中,有些事情曾戲劇性地參與其中,或曾冷眼旁觀地置身事外;有些人和事,以為忘記了的,原來歷久如新;有費盡心思地記掛的,卻慢慢失去,它們原來卻一直影響著自己對世界和人生的看法,令我思索著生命中的善惡、對錯、真偽,箇中影響了抉擇和取捨。所以,我覺得後天的個人經歷,身處時空和環境變遷,往往會影響個人最終的行為和決定。自由意志似乎往往不盡然「自由」。

所幸人生裏總有和我熟識而親密的各種「生活伙伴」,甚至素未生平的「英雄人物」(歷史上的偉人、傳說中的角式、歷代中西的藝術大師、兒時偶像…),他們如天使般跨越時空,觸動著我,引領我對人生和世事的看法,給予我動力去面對事情的抉擇。而我相信,即使現在做的決定,局限了未來的發生,我的天使們總會和我一路相陪。

提藝廊「CHECKPOINT」將於2013年3月8日至4月10日舉辦吳觀麟個人作品展。並於當晚6時至8時舉辨展覽酒會,歡迎有興趣的朋友蒞臨出席。

吳觀麟於2011年獲澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學之藝術碩士,早年修畢香港中文大學校外進修部之中國水墨畫文憑課程。吳氏曾參與超過七十個本地及海外展覽,包括「香港當代藝術雙年展」、北京中國美術館「第七屆丶第八屆丶第十屆全國美術作品展」、上海當代藝術館「承傳與創造—水墨對水墨」、蒙古國立現代美術館「蒙古360°:第一屆地景藝術雙年展」等。吳氏也曾獲「香港市政局藝術獎」與「第十屆全國美術作品特別獎」等獎項。

吳氏近年近年作品跨越不同媒體,由現代水墨作品轉化到裝置丶攝影丶公共藝術丶雕塑,與及地景藝術,並參與設計及製作不少本地公共藝術項目,作品可見於香港國際機場丶醫管局檢測中心丶濕地公園丶香港警察總部丶西貢視覺走廊,尖沙咀百年紀念公園和香港K11藝術購物商場等。



展覽酒會
2013年3月8日(星期五)晚上6時至8時

地址︰香港上環太平山街 24C 地舖