Acrylic on Canvas
35 x 35cm
Living in the city is an endless workout! Charming but bittersweet, this painting feels nostalgic for 1970s Hong Kong. Painted early in her career, it has Emily's signature figures stylized in black. The last of the 35 x 35cm series from 2008 available for sale (the others are Shore, A Walk In The Park, Birdie, and Smoke).
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.