LUI Hoi Lok, Cola
雷凱樂

LUI Hoi Lok, Cola mainly focuses on figurative and landscape painting. By experimenting with a variety of materials including charcoal, graphite and ink, her works capture the abstract imagination of virtual reality and explore the possibilities of the visual surface.

For LUI, her paintings seemingly connect to another virtual reality and create a visual language to express her world. She likes to describe video games as stories or adventures. She is often inspired by the characters, objects, scenes and narratives in the games, which evoke numerous memories between the real and the virtual.

LUI thinks that video games are shadows of our reality. They are similar in nature, but also very different. At the boundary between the virtual and the real, LUI is finding her own memories in games.

雷凱樂的實踐以人物和景物繪畫為主。通過對炭筆、石墨和水墨等不同媒介的實驗,她的作品捕捉了對虛擬現實的抽象想像,探索了視覺表面的可能性。

雷凱樂的畫作就像連接着另一個虛擬現實,她運用視覺語言描繪出她的內心世界。她喜歡把電子遊戲比喻為一個故事或一場冒險。她常受遊戲中角色、物件、場景和故事的啟發,喚起現實中無數的回憶。

雷凱樂認為虛擬遊戲是我們現實生活的影子,它們在本質上很相似,但相似中亦有不同之處。在虛擬與現實的邊界線上,她在遊戲中尋覓自我,還有自己的記憶。

The non-existent scenery
那些不曾存在的景色

Charcoal, graphite, ink, pencil and dry pastel on tracing paper
牛油紙本炭筆、石墨、水墨、鉛筆及乾粉彩

Set of four, dimensions variable
共四件,尺寸可變

In The non-existent scenery, the imageries are found in thecorner of LUI's memories, and are extracted from the world of video games. Scenes from the game are encoded by the artist with her own language. They are silent, ambiguous, eternal in memory, and crossing the boundaries between the reality and virtual. The flowing sea, the dilapidated church, the melting ice, the ship in front of the firework – they are back to the state of silence after the lingering rhyme.

在《那些不曾存在的景色》中,有關景色的圖像在雷凱樂記憶的角落被尋獲,它們都來自電子遊戲的映像。深刻的遊戲景象被藝術家轉化成她心裏的詮釋,那些畫面是寧靜的、是曖昧模糊的、是永存在記憶中的,存在於現實與虛擬間的邊界上。流動的海水浪花、殘破的教堂、溶化的冰像還有在煙花前的小飛船——它們都在餘韻以後回歸到寂靜。