Honours Project
鄧諾希
TANG Nok Hei

Tang Nok Hei has had drawing lessons since she was young. She learnt drawing because her mother told her so, and she was not interested in it at the beginning. Drawing lesson became her habit and it was something she needed to do every week. But after a long time, she started to find interesting things in drawings lessons and became interested in drawing. She began using different material to create paintings. When the colour pigment meets water, the colour appears to be moving. Watercolour looks softer and has a light tone compared to other materials. Although she occasionally uses dark colours in her painting, watercolour is still lighter than other materials because it remians to be transparent. She likes to use watercolour because it creates fantastic gradients naturally. Water control is very important: when there is too much water, water stains appear easily. She thinks this is also an interesting point when using watercolour. Tang also paints traditional Chinese painting, which is very different to watercolour paintings. Using only ink and water, one can create a variety of depth.

鄧諾希從她從小已學習畫畫,起初是她母親要她學畫畫,而她對畫畫卻不感興趣。每星期她都要去上畫畫課,漸漸地養成一種習慣。經過一段時間後,她也開始對畫畫感到興趣,亦開始嘗試用不同的物料去繪畫。

當顏料遇上水,顏色便會流動。鄧諾希偏好以水彩作畫,雖然她亦曾使用水和墨作中國畫,不過卻跟水彩畫截然不同:相比起其他顏料,水彩比較柔和,亦有着更明亮的色調,而水墨畫只能依靠水墨來製造不同的深度變化。

雖然她的作品遍於使用了較深的顏色,但水彩的特性使作品保留明亮和透明感。鄧諾希喜歡使用水彩作為顏料,因為水彩可以營造自然的層次。然而,水分的控制十分重要,過多的水分就產生水漬,卻正是水彩有趣的地方。

Rebuild
重建

Seal encraving
篆刻印章

Size variable 尺寸不定
2019

he concept of this project is from the redevelopment of Kwun Tong. I have lived in Kwun Tong since I was born. Some places turned from familiar to strange after the redevelopment started. Using the seal, which has engraved the street name of Kwun Tong to create the word of 重建 (rebuild), connects seal engraving and redevelopment together. Redevelopment and the seal engraving both remove something to create something new.

我的創作理念來自觀塘的社區重建。從小開始,我便住在觀塘。社區重建後,熟悉的地方也開始變得陌生。無可否認,這是城市發展必須的過程。我將篆刻和重建聯繫在一起,把刻有觀塘街道名的印章去拼湊「重建」二字,因為重建和篆刻都是把一些東西帶走,從而成就新的事件。