TANG Pak Hin, Shawn

TANG Pak Hin, Shawn is an artist whose practice encompasses varying topics in relation to the political, environmental, social and cultural spheres of everyday life. His works are often presented in diverse forms and mediums, including installation, video, sound, and sculpture. Often based on the practice of collecting and manipulating objects and substances, his works create narratives that oscillate between reality and metaphors. Occasionally, he infuses his work with subtle philosophical ideas that convey a sense of ambiguity, obscurity, and poetry.

TANG obtained his first Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Birmingham City University and is currently based in Hong Kong.



Two Suns

Light boxes, polariser films, Boobox Flex controller
燈箱、遮光片、Boobox Flex 遙控器

Set of two light boxes, 140 × 90 × 8 cm each, 8 min 31 sec, looped
共兩件燈箱,每件 140 × 90 × 8 cm,8 min 31 sec,循環播放

Two Suns is an abstract representation of two ambiguous relationships. The first one started when the artist's grandfather left their house and started living in an elderly home. It was then that the artist felt the presence of his grandfather for the very first time. The second relationship unveiled itself during a visit the artist paid to the elderly home. His grandfather recalled the days when he moved to Hong Kong on his own, and mentioned a lady he would never forget. Despite their mutual feeling  towards each other, she left hastily and got married in Hawaii. Now they are 18 hours away, decades apart.

'If you had never left, we would be living under the same sun.'