Acrylic on Canvas
50cm x 46cm
Emily Lau’s work engages in serious subject matters with an execution of delicacy, in a vibrant and elegant lighthearted tone that has become her signature. “Sorry, I Can't Hear You” captures our inevitable loss of childhood innocence. Her new works resist a coherent interpretation. Both charming and odd, the warped narratives are distinctive, quirky and witty as she tries to make sense of the world and our relationship with it. What results is a unique, exuberant and powerful experience that is both heart-wrenching and uplifting.
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.