Ng Yi Chun (Mavis)’s artwork is mainly photography and videos. Photography is a medium which represents a self-interpretation of the world, Mavis takes pictures not only to document the world but also to explore things that are being ignored or overlooked by the general public. Public housing estates in Hong Kong is one of the topics of her artworks. She is interested in finding out the value of ordinary things in order to remind people to pay more attention to their surrounding. She took housing estates to illustrate her point because they look shabby and uncomfortable to living in, but they actually contain particular cultures that cannot be found in new apartments in Hong Kong. She spends time walking through different old housing estates in order to observe and talk with the resident. She wants to show the cohesion between neighbours and the unique structure of the building. For her, art is meant to explore uniqueness from ordinary things or surrounding and present them in an interesting way. Aesthetics and visual composition are elements of photography that is extremely important. But apart from them, Mavis is more concerned about the artwork’s ability to evoke emotion and connect with the audience. Therefore, she stands in the audience’s position and tries to understand the concept behind her works when she evaluates. Recently, she made a video about the hidden power of nature. Unlike animals, the vitality of a plant is not easy to observe since it barely moves or makes any sound. Therefore, Mavis explores different materials to represent the vitality of plants, and she decides to use light projection and patterns to do so. The projection makes the invisible things visible.
The aerial video was captured by a drone in different perspective and aimed to capture the structure of old public estates in Hong Kong.The final outcome created an up and down moving space.
Wire, tape, wood
The concept of this sculpture was inspired by the Lookout Tower in Tai Po. The form of the sculpture was developed from the ascending spiral structure of the tower. This 3D sculpture is based on the concept of recycling. All of the material used were came from wood, such as paper, wood board and paper tape. The artist tried to rebuild trees from paper.
Acrylic on woodboard
The human portrait illustrates the dark side of life. Water is used to represent the depth and space.