Wong Ka Hei is intensely interested in herself as a subject in her paintings and drawings. By gazing at her own unique individual and authentic existence, the conversation with herself is private, emotional and subjective. Her personal declaration of the narrative may be inaccessible but there is an inherent concreteness that provides a great resonance to everyone. Through the accumulated experience and activity in her life, sensation, emotion and recollection have eventually been merged to shape her elusive character. By facing uncertainty, she believes no one has a certain identity in this world as everything is constantly changing. She is looking for her own role and trying to depict her innermost feeling from the figures’ facial expression and the complex synthesis.
Hayson’s inspiration comes from the misty memories of family conflicts within her early childhood and her youth. The distant relationship with people who around her has been playing a major part in forming her consciousness of who she is and how she defines solitude and fragility. Being isolated, stimulates her to have an intense desire for escaping and create a way out of the phenomenal world in her imagination.
Oil and pastel on canvas
Illusion makes everything authentic.
I observed glumly in the daydream.