Artists Biography 參展藝術家簡介
Andy Knives, a photographer/3d artist from Australia/Hong Kong. Andy focuses mainly on urban and street photography. He shoots stunning urban landscapes with amazing lighting, tones, and colors.
Benny Lam, professional Hong Kong-based photographer, graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Canada. He is a member of HKIPP, works for multiple local and international brands and advertising agencies. Over the last ten years Benny has been active in a range of creative media, but recently has devoted his time to show, through photography, the condition of Hong Kong’s fringe communities. From affluent to fringe areas, from business to public good, he walks around the streets and alleys of older districts, using lights and viewpoints to capture scenes not usually seen in the city to record the lives of hidden communities.
For years, he has won numerous local and international awards, such as The Best Photography in HK4As Kam Fan Awards, the Communication Arts Award, Grand Prix in ADSA International Non-profit and Social Advertising Award, LongXi Awards, and Award of Excellence in Photography at Global Society for News Design Awards. Some of Benny’s works were selected by the well known creative and art magazines like Archive, European Photography and Pro Photographer etc., and were displayed in the DOX Centre of Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech.
Chan Wai Kwong 陳偉江
Born in 1976, Chan Wai Kwong’s father was also a news photographer. Perhaps because of his natural instinct, Chan dropped out of college after only one year and began to do odd jobs. In addition, he began to explore black and white film photography in a casual way. Since 2010, he has published his personal works and participated in many exhibitions. Up to now, he has published eight photographic books at his own expense: “Scenes”, “Wanchai, Ah ~”, “Pingyao”, “Tokyo 1”, “Tingting”, “The Tendency of a 19-year-old Girl”, and “Chen Weijiang’s Pseu Shu Illustrated Mirror”. His personal exhibitions include Chan Wai Kwong’s Photographs (2011), The Tender of a 19-year-old Girl (2012) and Daily Love (2013). He has participated in joint exhibitions in Tokyo, Pingyao and Hong Kong. Chan currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Chan focuses on the daily portrayal of the city and its inhabitants. He explores the seemingly ordinary and sometimes overlooked urban phenomena in the streets through close observation. In the noisy urban jungle, bring out people indifferent quiet; From the chaos of the signboard alleys and alleys, to capture the subtle images of fun.
出生於 1976 年，陳偉江的父親也是一名新聞攝影師，或許是天性使然，陳偉江只讀了一年大學便毅然輟學，開始過著打零工的生活，並且以隨性的方式摸索起了黑白底片攝影。於2010年開始出版作品。從2010 年開始發表個人作品及參與多個展覽，至今自費出版八本攝影集《情景》、《灣仔》、《啊~》、《平遙》、《東京1》、《婷婷》、《十九歲女生的溫柔》及《陳偉江的偽術圖鑑》。個人展覽有「陳偉江攝影展」(2011)、「十九歲女生的溫柔」(2012) 及「愛的日常」(2013)。他曾於東京、平遙及香港參與聯展。他現在常駐香港。陳偉江關注著都市與居民之間的日常寫照，透過細密的觀察力，攝影師在街頭探尋看似平凡無奇、時而被忽視的城市現象。在煩囂喧嚷的都市叢林中，帶出人們置之度外的清幽靜謐；從雜亂無章的招牌巷弄間，捕捉令人玩味的細膩影像。
Hung Fai Chan 陳鴻輝
Hung Fai Chan originally worked as a locksmith for 14 years. Later, because of his interest of buses, Chan began to make bus models. From modification to self-creation, he finally developed it into a business. He is currently engaged in the development and production of traffic model toys. In 2006, he tried to make a miniature model, and two years later he completed his first work “Memory of Resettlement Estate”.
Jeremy Cheung is a Hong Kong-based freelance urban, event and architectural photographer. He is fond of capturing candid unrehearsed moments and urban stories with an attention to mood, geometry and typography. His personal works are often fusions of abstraction vs. reality, minimalism vs. complexity, as well as symmetry vs. imperfection. Under Jeremy’s lenses, the mixed feeling of living in Hong Kong has been illustrated from an authentic, subtle, or perhaps poetic or even ironic perspective.
Legolok, a senior landscape photographer, is very keen on photographing urban architecture and cultural landscapes. He is good at minimalist shooting style and expressive techniques that pay attention to color communication. In recent years, his works have focused on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, especially Hong Kong. He believes that Hong Kong must be a photography paradise that can satisfy all kinds of subjects, no matter humanistic feelings, urban scenery, and natural scenery.
Tony Lai 黎熾明
Tony Lai was born in an ordinary Hong Kong family in the late 1960s. After graduating from the College of Design, he has successively stepped into the advertising and architectural model industries. As an architectural modeller, he has acquired excellent handicraft and drawing skills. Tony was in charge of project management and seldom made models in person due to his long working relationship in the Mainland. In 2007, he received an invitation from Chen Huiji, who was working at the Hong KongMiniature Art Association, and since then he has formally set foot in miniature art.
Miniature artist Maggie Chan and architectural modeller Tony Lai together founded a miniature studio, which celebrates Hong Kong’s past through modelling, education and cultural events. Their cornerstone work reproduces Hong Kong’s streetscapes and cityscapes from the 1960s and 1970s, creating delightful models which have been exhibited in Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Taiwan and Shanghai.
Ma Yujiang 馬玉江
Ma Yujiang (b.1988) was born in Shandong, China and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
Some of his works take him a long time to complete. He explores time, life and other essential issues, using media such as painting and self-action. His action-oriented art practice happens in everyday situations. Another part of his work is close to reality. He often changes the form of the world with the power of “lightness”, mainly through media such as event, images, ready-made objects and text. He now presents some of his works regularly in Sunday Ming Pao.
Major solo exhibitions include “How Heavy is the Night”, Foo Tak Building, Hong Kong(2018); “Ma Yujiang”, New Positions Art Cologne, Germany (2016); “Cang Mang”, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong SOHO (2015); and “Related to Me”, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China (2012). Selected group exhibitions in spaces such as FEI ARTS,Guangzhou; OCAT Shanghai Museum, Shanghai; Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing; 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; and Today Art Museum, Beijing.
Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French photographer based in Hong Kong where he moved in 2009. Since 2010 he has been pointing his camera on his new home to document the different aspects of this city. Four of his photographic series were published as photo books by Asia One Publishing: Vertical Horizon (2012), Wild Concrete (2014), The Blue Moment (2016) and Concrete Stories (2018). His photographic work is represented by Blue Lotus Gallery on 28 Pound Lane, Hong Kong.
RomainJacquet-Lagrèze是一位法國攝影師，2009年移居香港。自2010年以來，他一直用相機聚焦香港这个新家，以記錄這座城市的各個方面。他的四個攝影系列已由Asia One出版作為相簿出版：《Vertical Horizon》（2012年），《Wild Concrete》（2014年），《he Blue Moment》（2016年）和《Concrete Stories》（2018年）。 他的攝影作品由藍蓮畫廊展出。
Based out of Mumbai, Suraj Katra independently works with non-profits, activists, and researchers to create multimedia that produces awareness about ever-present issues in urban environments.
Sim Chan 陳閃
Sim Chan（b.1987)was born in Hong Kong, graduated from the Hong Kong Art School, Major in Painting.Sim’s work is a tangible expression of the desire to unlock and blur boundaries of forms within the city. He has been working on depictions of the local cityscape and urban architecture intensively. His work is a compilation of the artist’s own observations and tactile senses toward the ever-changing city.
Yiu Chi Wing Charles 姚志榮
Yiu Chi Wing Charles, Photographer, City category 1st runner up. City development means gentrification. While some old neighbourhoods didn’t survive, the sentiments did. Locals still see the same moon; they still found love under new, towering buildings. Some things go, some things stay. The city changes, but sentiments remain.