Honours Project

Ngaw Hiu Nam (Ashley) is a painter who looks for possibilities on and beyond the canvas. She also practices printmaking, photography and installation, which help her explore the language of painting. To Ashley, every painting is a gentle frame to the wilderness of the world. She observes and looks for landscapes in daily life, and tries to make sense of the big world with her calm and quiet paintings. Her artworks are mostly about little episodes that occurred in the past, or scenes stuck at the back of her head. She tells stories and evokes feelings through imagery.

柯曉楠一直在畫布內外尋找繪畫的可能性。除了繪畫外,她亦透過練習版畫、攝影及裝置藝術來探索繪畫的語言。 對她而言,畫框四條邊以內的空間都刻畫著她對世界的理解。她用心觀察日常生活,發掘獨有的風景,並嘗試透過繪畫來呈現她的世界觀。她的作品主要圍繞生活上的小事或難忘的景象。她透過畫面訴說著故事,希望能喚起觀眾的共鳴。



Oil on canvas


Set of 5: 40.5 cm × 30.5 cm, 30.5 cm x 40.5 cm, 180 cm × 130 cm, 60 cm × 30 cm, 20.5 cm × 30 cm

The boundless expanse of the world never settles,
yet how much can a canvas hold?

Could it hold the widest sky, the deepest ocean and the lightest clouds? Could a canvas hold any of the wilderness?

The scenery in my own mind extends beyond the canvas, wandering into the unknown