劉杭霖
Previous Works
LAU Hong Lam

Observation is an essential part of what Lau Hong Lam does. Most of his works are based on direct observation, drawings and photography. He attempts to use a straightforward approach to present delicate and subtle ideas in his daily life, thus the subject matters in his works are usually daily objects, human figures or sceneries. While observing and doing research, he sets up the objects and makes his creations simultaneously. Because observation takes time, the outcomes are continuously changing until they are done. In recent years, Lau explores and practises printmaking, especially Intaglio. It fully embodies the significance of the process and techniques. Printmaking includes intricate procedures and variations of which the result we cannot predict until all the steps are completed. Learn and inspired by his practices, he puts more attention on the details of subject matter and polishes his craftsmanship. To Lau, stringent requirements in techniques produce artworks that are more honest. Lau’s visual language is neutral and minimal. It raises the audience’s curiosity to explore the gaiety and sorrow in daily life. Makes marks of the existence of oneself.

創作離不開觀察。透過直接的觀察和記錄,我能把對日常微小的感悟誠實地反映在作品之上。在觀察的過程,物件會隨時間不斷變化,而擺動物件和觀察它們的變化也是我創作時感到有趣的地方。在創作過程中,我明白到投放時間的重要性。近年,我開始接觸版畫藝術,特別是銅版畫。銅版畫著重於過程和技術,而這些都要用時間去體現。通過不同的練習和實驗,我在創作上更注重描繪對象的細節和自身的工藝上。銅版畫繁複嚴謹的工序更能展現出作品的真誠和坦白。我希望用微小而柔和的想法去喚醒觀眾對生活的感受,從而去感受自己存在的痕跡。

Caramel Banana Tart

2018

Mezzotint and chine-collé on paper

5 × 5 cm

Record the first time of having farewell cake

Caramel Soft Candy

2018

Mezzotint and aquatint on paper

8 × 10 cm

Still Life Party

2018

Aquatint on paper

20 × 30 cm

Let’s have fun with snack.

La Vie en Rose

2018

Mezzotint on paper

8 × 12 cm

Maybe it is not a good idea to be prancing around

Still Life

2018

Etching and aquatint on paper

8 × 10 cm