Acrylic on Canvas
51cm x 61cm (19.5in x 23in)
Signed at the front, bottom right.
This piece features Emily Lau's signature characters. The figures are painted in black amongst swirls of neon bright clouds to emphasizes people's lack of individualism in urban environments, emphasizing the feelings of helpless and vulnerability that urban dwellers face. Contains glow in the dark paint.
About the artist:
Born in 1979, Emily Lau is an artist from Hong Kong. Emily graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Increasingly celebrated for her wit, her works satirically depict cheerful scenes that are perplexing yet humorous that we face in our daily lives, finding charms in our weakness in an ironically bright tone. A major theme in her work is the loneliness of urban lifestyle. Viewers can be easily engrossed in her youthful dreamscapes, complete with shadowy figures painted in black, which embody the personal isolation and lack of individualism experienced by city dwellers. The figures hint at our feelings of displacement and feebleness, at the same time they remind us to be strong and humble. Emily is currently based in Caen, France.