Acrylic on Canvas
80cm x 68cm (31.5in x 27in)
This unique hexagon canvas is about the awe we all once felt looking up at the enchanting night sky, the wonders of stargazing as children. As adults we often forget our curiosity of nature and instead rush about frantically in our busy lives. Both whimsical and meditative, playful and philosophical, this intricate and crystalline painting depicts the beauty of fleeting dreams, once captivating but impermanent, lost in the moment, in time. Contains a UFO — a hidden motif found in most of Emily's paintings.
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.