Once Upon

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Soluna Fine Art is proud to present 'Once Upon 喁喁細語' in celebration of Women's History Month of March, our first group exhibition of six emerging Hong Kong female artists born in the 1990s. This exhibition will showcase more than twenty new and existing artworks by artists: Joanne Chan, Lau Sze Man, Livy Leung Hoi Nga, Rosalyn Ng, Coco Ray Hui Man, and Wong Yuk Shan. Joanne Chan, Lau Sze Man, Livy Leung Hoi Nga, Rosalyn Ng, Coco Ray Hui Man, and Wong Yuk Shan. 'Once Upon 喁喁細語' will be on view from 17 March - 14 May 2022, with an online opening on 17 March (Thursday).

Artists born in the 1990s have acted as the intermediary between the generations before and after. Having grown up through the rapid growth in information technology and egalitarian knowledge-sharing, this generation of artists is keen and sensitive to the analog to digital age developments. Now, they have made their way into the contemporary art scene in a moment in time when it's not only just the gender issue that has become a global focal point but diverse topics that are particular to the present time in Hong Kong: pandemic, socio-political changes, digitalization and more.

 

The reality of the last few years of Hong Kong has left most of us with mismatched feelings that are familiar and unfamiliar. Despite the growing distance from the space called home, artists turn to their canvases to articulate (or whisper 喁喁細語) their personal space. While each artist has a distinct visual language and approach to mark-making, the works collectively demonstrate artists' innate solid urge to create or construct a world that amplifies expressions of resilience and hope for a positive future. 

 

Like the stock phrase, 'Once Upon,' that introduces imaginary or past events, the exhibition 'Once Upon' is a visual memoir showcasing abstract to figurative paintings of artists' relationship between the inner state and the outside world. In viewing the abstract visuals, the audience might realize that having uncertainty and ambiguity in the current heavily externalized world is not a bad thing if they could be empowered with the gift of free imagination.

 
Selected Works
Livy Leung, Don't play under Mama's dress, 2021, Oil on linen, 120 x 90 cm
Livy Leung, Jumping starfish, 2021, Oil on linen, 40 x 30 cm
Livy Leung, Winding Night, 2022, Oil on linen, 80 x 80 cm

 

Livy Leung

Don't play under Mama's dress

2021, Oil on linen

120 x 90 cm

 

Livy Leung

Jumping starfish

2021, Oil on linen

40 x 30 cm

Livy Leung

Winding night

2022, Oil on linen

80 x 80 cm

Joanne Chan, Lullaby, 2022, Acrylic and spray on linen, 100 x 120 cm

Joanne Chan

Lullaby

2022, Acrylic and spray on linen

100 x 120 cm

Lai Sze Man, ".;'****, 2018, Marker pen and oil on canvas, 78 x 56 cm

 

Lau Sze Man

".;'****

2018, Marker pen, oil on canvas

78 x 56 cm

Lau Sze Man, Starry days, 2021, Acrylic, oil, mixed media on canvas, 83 x 109 cm

 

Lau Sze Man

Starry days

2021, Acrylic, oil, colour pencil, correction pen, spray on canvas

83 x 109 cm

Lai Sze Man, Crows under the bridge, 2020, Acylic, mixed media on wood panel, 44.5 x 50 cm


Lau Sze Man

Crows under the bridge

2020, Pencil, colour pencil, acrylic, oil on wood panel

44.5 x 50 cm

Lau Sze Man, ( , 2020, Pencil, Colour pencil, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 105 cm
Rosalyn Ng, Flickering wax petals, 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 25 x 30 cm

 

​Lau Sze Man

 

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2020, Pencil, Colour pencil, acrylic on canvas

100 x 105 cm

Rosalyn Ng, Midnight crush, 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 25 x 30 cm
Rosalyn Ng, Midnight crush, no.2, 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 25 x 30 cm

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Flickering wax petals

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing, collage on canvas

25 x 30 cm

 

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Midnight crush, no.1

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing, collage on canvas

25 x 30 cm

 

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Midnight crush, no.2

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing, collage on canvas

25 x 30 cm

Rosalyn Ng, Weekend stroll at Shimokita, 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 25 cm
Rosalyn Ng, Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.3 , 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.1

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing on fabric, collage on canvas

20 x 25 cm

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.3

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing on fabric, collage on canvas

20 x 20 cm

Rosalyn Ng, Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.2, 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 25 cm

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.2

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing on fabric, collage on canvas

20 x 25 cm

Rosalyn Ng, Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.4 , 2022, Oil, pastel, mixed media on canvas, 20 x 20 cm

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Weekend stroll at Shimokita, no.4

2022, Oil, pastel, posca, sewing on fabric, collage on canvas

20 x 20 cm

Rosalyn Ng, Lucky blues, 2021, Oil, pastel, posca, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

 

Rosalyn Ng

 

Lucky blues

2021, Oil, pastel, posca, acrylic on canvas

30 x 40 cm

Coco Ray, Please stand back from the doors, 2021, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

Please stand back from the doors

2021, Oil on canvas

40 x 40 cm

Coco Ray, 9 am – 6pm, 2021, Oil on canvas, 41 x 31 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

9am – 6pm

2021, Oil on canvas

41 x 31 cm

Coco Ray, Window Gazing, 2022, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

Window Gazing

2022, Oil on canvas

40 x 50 cm

Coco Ray, Pedestrian on a footbridge, 2022, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

Pedestrian on a footbridge

2022, Oil on canvas

40 x 50 cm

Coco Ray, The train is arriving, 2022, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

The train is arriving

2022, Oil on canvas

40 x 50 cm

Coco Ray, A street light outage, 2022, Oil on canvas, 31 x 31 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

A street light outage

2022, Oil on canvas

31 x 31 cm

Coco Ray, Fung Yau Street South, 2022, Oil on canvas, 45.7 x 60.9 cm

 

Coco Ray

 

Fung Yau Street South

2022, Oil on canvas

45.7 x 60.9 cm

Wong Yuk Shan, Over the border, 2021, Oil, pencil on canvas, 46 x 46 cm
Wong Yuk Shan, Stomachache, 2021, Digital print on epson enhanced matte paper, 120 x 120 cm
Wong Yuk Shan, Stomachache, 2021, Digital print on epson enhanced matte paper, 120 x 120 cm

 

Wong Yuk Shan

Over the border

2021, Oil, pencil on canvas

46 x 46 cm

 

Wong Yuk Shan

Self-Portrait (Identification)

2021, Oil, acrylic and pencil on canvas

61 x 61 cm

 

Wong Yuk Shan

 

Stomachache (Ed. 1/1)

2021, Digital print on epson enhanced matte paper

120 x 120 cm