Honours Project
方顯楠
FONG Hin Nam

Fong Hin Nam’s practice is mainly on contemporary imaging processes. He explores the possibilities to manipulate images as well as experiments the nature and iconic value of images; drawing as a mark-making process and photography as an optical imaging process, are usually in his creative practice and let him understand the ways of seeing with images.

The creative project by Canadian photographer Jeff Wall and Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto influence Fong a lot. Jeff Wall’s practice raises Fong’s interest in examining the indexicality and liability of photographs whereas Sugimoto’s film theatre series and the seascapes project trigger Fong’s alternatively working on some abstract ideas visually like time or solitude.

Fong expands his practice beyond merely shooting; his mark making on photographs testifies to the fluidity and subjectivity of images. Believing that there is a hybridity of images, Fong usually does his practice in an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, his practice mostly integrates drawing, photography and moving image and he is currently working on found photos manipulation and experimental moving image.

方顯楠的創作重心是當代影像的再現。他探索改造影像的可能性,進行影像的本質和指向性的實驗。方顯楠以繪畫作為痕跡創作;以攝影作為光學影像探索,不單是他的創作方式,亦是他理解的方法。

方顯楠由純攝影開始拓展他的創作,以痕跡創作證明攝影的流動性和本質。基於影像的多元性,他的創作多為跨媒體作品,混合繪畫、攝影和活動影像。
他現在主要從事現成影像再造和實驗性活動影像。

Caprice

Inkjet digital print on paper
數碼墨水打印

Set of 3: 50 cm × 200 cm each
2019

Caprice, an English translation of the Italian word “capriccio”, which refers to a category of paintings, usually presents a group of architecture in a fictional manner. I break down real architecture into a different perspective and captured the different parts of the bridge in a vertical panoramic approach, which is the only way we perceive giant architecture with our eye. This unordinary way of seeing is liberation of observation as well as a method to view the city autonomously.

幻想畫是充滿著虛構建築物的風景畫。我在作品中以不同角度分解了一座橋,並以垂直全境的方式拍攝,顯示出我以肉眼觀看那巨大建築物的過程。對我來說,這種非典型的視野是一種視覺上的解放,同時是代表著自主觀察城市的做法。