Honours Project

Chu Wing Lam (Kelly) is a visual artist who believes art is a means for her to question idealised notions surrounding us. She primarily practices paintings. She also works with images, moving images and events. Collaborative projects and exhibitions are also significant parts of her art practice.

Debates of painting and feminist theory often inspire her to make impolite works. It is important for her to push the boundaries of taste and disorient the audience expectations. She enjoys transforming the hidden artistic value of different materials, sites and events, which are often ordinary, abandoned or neglected. Her art pieces are often in a state of change, and time plays an important role in activating them.

Her works have been featured in group exhibitions including Zone Out (South Korea, 2019), Give Way to Painting (Hong Kong, 2018), Please Go in Person (2017), Balance (2015) and TASTER (2014). She is also a co-founder of AVA’s happenings, which is an online platform that facilitate self-initiated projects among students.

朱穎琳相信藝術是一個質疑理想化的方法。她主要以繪畫進行創作,並配合圖像,動態影象及偶發事件作為作品形式。她亦曾與其他藝術家共同創作及策辦展覽。

在藝術史中,有關繪畫的研究以及女性主義的討論激發起她創作不禮貌和肆意的作品。她嘗試突破品味的界限,混淆觀眾對藝術的想像。她喜歡將不同材料,場地和事件進行轉化,並發掘其被埋沒的藝術價值。

她的作品常處於可變的狀態,並需要被時間所激活。

Etiquette
不禮貌

Acrylic on canvas, sound insulating expanding foam on vacuum cleaner, acrylic on canvas in vacuum, seal bag, switch timer

塑膠彩布本、隔音聚氨酯泡沫填縫劑、吸塵機、真空壓縮袋、定時開關插座

224 cm × 142 cm, 56 cm × 80 cm × 59 cm, 38 cm × 10 cm × 34 cm
2019

Inspired by debates of painting and feminist theory, Etiquette asks questions about abstract painting, including the history of action painting and the discussion on its flatness and pureness. Body is often considered inferior to mind. The work transforms the physical quality in painting to disorient the viewer’s expectation of how a painting should behave.

在繪畫的爭論和女性主義理論的啟發下,作品向抽象繪畫提出疑問,包括行動繪畫的歷史,及其平面性和純粹性的討論。身體常被認為置於心智之下,作品透過轉化它的物理特性,令繪畫變得不禮貌,混淆觀眾對它表現的期望。