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.
Oil on canvas
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