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Centrifugal Force: The Art Field of Wong Chung-yu

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
16 June, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
15 July, 2017
Event Category:
Artist’s Reception Friday, 16 June 2017, 6 to 8pm.
Exhibition Period 10 June – 15 July 2017


Hanart TZ Gallery is pleased to announce the artist’s reception of Centrifugal Force: The Art Field of Wong Chung-yu, a solo exhibition by a young Hong Kong ink painter and new media artist Wong Chung-yu, to take place on Friday, 16 June 2017, from 6-8pm at the gallery. (Exhibition runs from 10 June until 15 July).

Centrifugal Force offers a unique insight into Wong Chung-yu’s intriguingly diverse but conceptually linked processes. The dictionary definition of the term centrifugal force is ‘the tendency of an object moving in a circle to travel away from the center of the circle’, and for Wong this term symbolizes his artistic momentum away from the core practices of the moment (whether his own or those of the larger ‘arts circle’) and towards new trajectories of exploration.

Featuring 33 works, including two major new series of paintings, the exhibition does not constitute a retrospective so much as a demonstration of how Wong’s artistic language and exploration continue to evolve in what can be described as both an inter-media and intra-media context. Dating from 2003 to 2017, the works in the exhibition span a range of media and techniques, from Chinese ink landscape painting (shanshui) and abstract works in ink and colour, to collage, installation and digital animation—with the distinctive feature being that almost every work contains intriguing elements of hybridity and a quirky iconography that is very much Wong’s own.


Artist Biography

WONG Chung-yu (b. 1977, Hong Kong)

Wong Chung-yu is an ink painter and new media artist. He received his Master’s degree in Computer Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he also studied painting with Hong Kong master ink artist Wucius Wong. He was awarded a scholarship by the British Council to pursue an MFA in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts of The University of Arts London and graduated with Distinction. Wong focuses on the harmonization of digital technology within a Chinese painting context, and his experiments include developing a software system to simulate the infiltration effect of ink in digital works, incorporating painting and projected animation and 3D modeling, among others. Wong’s work has been exhibited extensively in China and internationally, and is in both public and private collections.


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