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The 1600 Pandas World Tour has come to Hong

Kong! The number 1600 represents an estimation of

1600熊貓世界之旅來到香港啦!這1600只熊貓代表世

界僅存的熊貓數量。

population of pandas remaining world-wide.

As part of the 1600 Pandas World Tour Hong Kong

collaboration with World Wildlife Fund, Art Projects Gallery has invited artists from Hong Kong and around the world to participate in a commemorative exhibition to help raise the

作為1600熊貓遊香港與世界自然基金會(WWF)合作的

一分子, ART PROJECTS GALLERY 將為此活動舉辦紀念展,邀 請了香港及世界各地的藝術家參與,幫助宣揚保育及可持續發展 的重要性。

awareness for the conservation of endangered species and sustainable development.

每位藝術家以自己獨特的表達方式,採用100%再循環

廢棄纤维紙(製造過程經無氯氣漂白和綠色印章認證)創作一幅

Each artist, in their own unique expression,

有關熊貓的藝術作品。

produced an original artwork about pandas on 100% post consumer fiber paper that is PCF and Green Seal Certified.

The works shall be sold at a price of HKD1,600

each with part of the proceeds being donated to the WWF.

每件作品將以港幣1600出售,所得部分款項將捐贈給

世界自然基金會。


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Exhibition Duration

展期

24 June – 1 Jul 2014

6月24日至7月1日

11am – 8pm Daily

每日 上午11點至傍晚8點

“Panda Artwork Adoption” Period

熊貓藝術品售賣期

Artworks Available for Sale: 24 June - 25 Sept 2014

6月24日至9月25日

Venue

展出地點

Art Projects Gallery

藝途畫廊

Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ

香港中環鴨巴甸街35號

35 Aberdeen Street

元創方A座5樓S510 室

Central, Hong Kong

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參與藝術家 PARTICIPATING ARTIISTS

ARTWORKS 作品

鄭淑宜 Eastman CHENG Shuk Yee

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Panda’s Line of Sight 熊貓視線

張成發 Adam CHEUNG

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Food for Thought 精神糧食

張惠文 Eunice CHEUNG Wai Man

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Sunshine & Bamboo Cocktails 陽光和竹子雞尾酒

Leah CLOUGH

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Panda Lines 熊貓線

馮穎恩 Beverly FUNG Wing Yan

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We share 分享

馮捲雪 Michelle Kuen Suet FUNG

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7 Pandas...? 七隻熊貓...?

高歌 GAO Ge

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Hope 希望

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Let’s Play Together 一起玩耍

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A Glance 一瞥

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A Trip to City 出城記

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Forest Hill 叢林間

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Freedom 自由

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The Space 這地

許唐瑋 Tang-Wei HSU

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The Fruit from the Panda Planet 熊貓果實

Mella JAARSMA

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Beastly 獸性

楊嬑清 IEO Gek Ching

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Mr. Rainbow 彩虹先生

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Mr. White 白先生

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Mr. Black 黑先生

何淑美 Corn HO Shuk Mei


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參與藝術家 PARTICIPATING ARTIISTS

ARTWORKS 作品

江杉 JIANG Shan

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Forest Home 森林家園

林嘉欣 Karena LAM Kar Yan

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Panda Party 熊貓趴

吳嘉敏 Carmen NG

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Bamboo 竹

迪嘉 Tik Ka NG

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The Panda Flower 熊貓花

Yudha Kusuma PUTERA

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Panda Doll 熊貓娃娃

Ardiana Putri SISWANTO

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Homeless, Please Take Me 無家可歸,請收養我

鄭木彰 TAY Bak Chiang

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Afternoon Nap 午覺

唐偉傑 Damon TONG

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Panda Eyes 熊貓眼

韋邦雨 WAI Pong Yu

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Lightwave Panda 1 光波熊貓 1

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Lightwave Panda 2 光波熊貓 2

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Lightwave Panda 3 光波熊貓 3

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Lightwave Panda 4 光波熊貓 4

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Lightwave Panda 5 光波熊貓 5

王業豐 WANG Ye-Feng

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Panda Express 熊貓快餐

黃薏蓮 Eileen WONG

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Pandorama

黃綺琪 WONG Yee Ki

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Come together, right now, over me!

Peony YIP

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Mother Nature 大自然 5


Eastman CHENG Shuk Yee 鄭 淑 宜 Eastman Cheng Shuk Yee is a Hong Kong artist known for her “soft” sculptures that she creates using primarily fabric and a variety of mixed media that includes wood, plastic, sponge, ceramics

and

acrylic

paint.

Inspired by the natural landscape, she weaves an artistic narrative into her sculptures to portray an imaginary and peculiar world. Eastman graduated with a Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Panda’s Line of Sight 熊貓視線 2014, Ink & Thread on Paper 21 x 14.8cm 6


Adam CHEUNG 張 成 發 Adam Cheung (b.1989) is based in Hong Kong, and graduated from the Hong Kong Art School and

subsequently

from

the

Griffith University in Australia with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Adam is fascinated with the human

figure

and

in

facial

expressions. He makes detailed observations of the human body, capturing in his oil paintings the physical forms, emotions and all its subtle nuances, in order to portray the more intangible inner psyche of the individual. In doing so, he aspires to reveal the very essence of humanity that is ingrained in each and every person.

Food For Thought 精神食量 2014, Pencil on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 7


Eunice CHEUNG Wai Man 張 惠 文 Eunice

Cheung

Wai

Man

(b.1986) aspires to be able to portray every known animal in the world in her artistic career. Through her Chinese “gongbi” (fine-brush) paintings, she wants to capture the beauty of the animals and reflect the influences of the artistic representations of animals across different cultures, societies and geographies. She has also researched on the changing relationships between people and animal throughout the Chinese Art History. Through

imparting

characters

into

humanistic her

animal

subjects, Eunice hopes to bridge the chasm between humanity and the seemingly distant natural world. Eunice Cheung is a Hong Kong artist and graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Sunshine & Bamboo Cocktail 陽光和竹子雞尾酒 2014 , Colours and Ink on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 8


Leah CLOUGH Leah Clough (b.1985) is a Hong Kong artist known for her pen and ink works of exotic floral drawings that evoke animalistic, seductive and surreal imageries. Leah’s to

works

botanical

pay

homage

etchings

and

illustrations, featuring ultra-fine lines and intricate details. Leah holds a Masters degree in Fine Art Drawing from the Wimbledon College of Art in London and has exhibited her works in London, Croatia and Hong Kong.

Panda Lines 熊貓系 2014, Ink on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 9


Beverly FUNG Wing Yan 馮 穎 恩

We Share 分享

2014, Pencil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Hong Kong artist Beverly Fung Wing Yan (b.1988) likes to portray infants in everyday settings to express a state of mind that is free from societal rules and the stressful modern life and material desires. A graduate of the Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University and trained in the traditional Chinese “gongbi” painting technique, Beverly infuses contemporary techniques and content to create a refreshed re-adaptation to the traditional medium. She won the Louis Mak Chinese Visual Arts Award in 2011.

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Michelle Kuen Suet FUNG 馮 捲 雪 Michelle Fung (b.1982) draws her

inspiration

from

popular

subcultures such as fairy tales, children’s picture books, the Otaku, as well as from fifteenthcentury European etching and traditional Chinese landscape painting. In March 2010, Michelle was awarded an artist residency at Canada’s prestigious Banff Centre.

In

July

2013,

she

participated in a residency in Listhús í Fjallabyggðis, Iceland. Michelle has exhibited her works in Hong Kong and internationally including

the

United

States,

United Kingdom, Canada, Korea and China. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2005 and is currently pursuing her Master of Visual Arts degree at Hong Kong Baptist University. After having lived in Vancouver for

the

past

two

decades,

Michelle returned to her place of birth Hong Kong in 2011.

7 Pandas...? 七隻熊貓。。。? 2014, Ink on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 11


GAO Ge 高 歌

Hope 希望

2014, Pen on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Gao Ge’s (b.1984) works are reflections of China’s post-80’s generation. She depicts mesmerizing dreamlike imageries that reveals the artist’s inner psyche and personal emotions. Through her paintings, Gao ge constructs fantasy worlds to replace reality, creating a virtual realm in which to find solace and self identity. Gao Ge graduated from Tianjin Engineering Technical Institute, Department of Art in 2005. Her works have been exhibited in China and internationally, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. Gao Ge currently lives and works in Beijing.

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GAO Ge 高 歌

Let’s Play Together 一起玩耍

2014, Pen on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

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Corn HO Shuk Mei 何 淑 美

A Glance 一瞥

2014, Oil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Ho Shuk Mei (b.1988) likes to explore the relationship between past memories with current reality, juxtaposing elements and places from the past with the present to evoke a strange but familiar atmosphere in which time and context have been transposed. Shuk Mei’s painting technique involves building up layers of thinly applied oil paints unto the canvas to create a translucent, fading effect, which works together with a pastoral color palette to further enhance the illusion of the passing of time. Based, in Hong Kong, Shuk Mei graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010, with a major in Fine Arts and minor 14

in French Studies. Aside from oil painting, she also works in diverse range of media including film, installation and photography.


Corn HO Shuk Mei 何 淑 美

A Trip to City 出城記

Freedom 自由

2014, Oil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

2014, Oil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Forest Hill 叢林間

2014, Oil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

The Space 這地

2014, Oil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

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Tang-Wei HSU 許 唐 瑋 Taiwanese artist Tang Wei Hsu (b.1980) draws his inspiration from anime and architecture and is particularly fascinated by astronomy and the Universe. Painting in acrylic on canvas, Tang-Wei’s technique includes emphasizing

of

outlines

and

layering flat areas of color to compress space and to create a sense of flatness in his paintings. Tang-Wei Hsu currently lives and works in New York and Taipei. He obtained a BA in Architecture from the Shih Chien University and completed his MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Other than painting, he also creates sculptures and public art installations. He was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in year 2009.

The Fruit from the Panda Planet 熊貓果實 2014, Ink and Acrylic on Paper 48 x 17.5 cm 16


Mella JAARSMA Mella Jaarsma was born in the Netherlands in 1960 where she studied visual art at Minerva Academy in Groningen (19781984). She left the Netherlands to study at the IKJ (Art Institute of Jakarta) in 1984, and at ISI (Indonesia Institute of the Arts) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and stayed there ever since. Mella’s works have been widely exhibited

in

Indonesia

and

internationally and her works are in major public collections including

Queensland

Art

Gallery, Brisbane, Australia and the Singapore Art Museum.

Beastly 獸性 2014, Pencil on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 17


IEO Gek Ching 楊 嬑 清 Ieo

Gek

Ching

(b.1989)

is

fascinated by evolution in the animal kingdom and how this process is shaped by changes in the environment. To bring to attention the importance in keeping an ecological balance on Earth and animal preservation, Gek

Ching

conjures

up

mysterious hybrids of animals. The animal-hybrid portraits are drawn in highly intricate details and textures to add realism to

the

fantastical

creatures,

each having their own unique characteristics and personality. Ieo Gek Ching was born and based in Singapore.

Mr. Rainbow 彩虹先生 2014 Pencil, Charcoal and Marker on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 18


IEO Gek Ching 楊 嬑 清

Mr. White 白先生 2014, Pencil, Charcoal and Marker on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm

Mr. Black 黑先生 2014, Pencil, Charcoal and Marker on Paper

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JIANG Shan 江 杉

Forest Home 森林家園

2014, Ink on Paper, 14.8 x 42 cm

Well established in the world of illustration, the talented Shan Jiang’s (b.1979) works transcend the boundary between fine art and illustration. His immaculately detailed and captivating works convey a myriad of human conditions and emotions in a wonderland setting that has become his trademark style. Shan graduated with a Master of Design (M.Des) at Edinburgh College of Art in 2004. Besides practicing as a professional artist, Shan is also currently art director and partner at Shotopop, London. Born in Shanghai, Jiang Shan currently lives and works in London. 20


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Karena LAM Kar Yan 林 嘉 欣

Panda Party 熊貓趴

2014, Scrapped Leather & Water Colour on Paper, 15 x 21 x 14.8cm

Karena Lam is a Hong Kong based award-winning actress and singer, born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Well recognized as a talented star in the film industry and a prominent celebrity in Asia, Karena won the Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer for her role in July Rhapsody directed by Ann Hui (at the Hong Kong Film Awards 2002) and for Inner Senses by Lo Chi Leung (at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards 2002). .

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Carmen NG 吳 嘉 敏 Hong Kong artist Carmen Ng (b.1988) derives her inspirations from

her

keen

observations

of the everyday life that she incorporates into her works. She would compose her works using very fine ink outlines and renders with washes of watercolor paints. Carmen received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Arts from Hong Kong Baptist University in year 2011 and is works as an illustrator.

Bamboo 竹 2014, Ink and Water Colour on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 23


Tik Ka Ng 迪 嘉 Born in 1978, Hong Kong artist Tikka Ng first started his career in

the

advertising

industry,

completing numerous projects for some of the world’s prominent brands. Tikka’s art works, in both paintings and sculptural forms, hope to deliver an optimistic perspective and

sense

of

freedom

and

purity conveyed through several imaginary characters that he has created. These characters have been inspired by Chinese myths and folklore and the artist wishes that the younger generation can continue to inherit and embrace traditional culture through his works. Tikka currently lives and works in Hong Kong.

The Panda Flower 熊貓花 2014 Marker on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 24


Yudha Kusuma PUTERA

Panda Doll 熊貓娃娃

2014, Pen on Paper,14.8 x 21 cm

Yudha Kusuma Putera, aka Fehung (born 1987), is part of the collective MES 56, a group of artists focused on experimental photo-based art and advancing the development of contemporary photography in Indonesia. Born in Magelang, Indonesia, Fehung graduated from the Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta in 2012, majoring in photography. Since 2005, he has been living and working in Yogyakarta.

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Ardiana Putri SISWANTO

Homeless, Please Take Me 無家可歸,請收養我

2014, Pencil on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Putri Siswanto (b.1987) was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since 2007, she has been working as a videographer in the Indonesian music scene. She is also working as a photographer for a fashion magazine. As an artist, she works in the photography, videography and installation media, often combining music with her art. Putri studied Recording Media Art at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and graduated in 2012.

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TAY Bak Chiang 鄭 木 彰

Afternoon Nap 午覺

2014, Pigments and Chinese Ink on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Tay Bak Chiang (b.1973) is constantly exploring and finding fresh perspectives to depict the ubiquitous Chinese painting themes, breaking away from the dependence on representational forms and combining innovative paint medium with brush technique. This approach has imbued the prolific artist with an artistic freedom to produce works that are distinctive and truly refreshing, making him one of the most dynamic contemporary ink artist to watch. Bak Chiang graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he obtained his Diploma in Fine Art. He furthered his studies at the China Academy of Fine Arts in People’s Republic of China.

 Born in Malaysia, Tay Bak Chiang is currently based in Singapore. 27


WAI Pong Yu 韋 邦 雨

Lightwave Panda 1 光波熊貓 1

2014, Pen on Paper,14.8 x 21 cm

Wai Pong-yu (b.1982) was born in Hainan Island, China and moved to Hong Kong at age of 2 where he currently resides Wai Pong-yu’s works feature sensitive, delicate lines drawn repetitively with a ballpoint pen to build up and compose poetic imageries. He graduated with a Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006. Pong-yu’s works have been widely collected by renowned private and public institutions. In 2008, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco collected one of Pong-yu’s largest works, “Lake Dreams”. Pong-yu’s “A rhythm of landscape” is also in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum in University of Oxford.

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WAI Pong Yu 韋 邦 雨

Lightwave Panda 2 光波熊貓 2

2014, Pen on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Lightwave Panda 3 光波熊貓 3

2014, Pen on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Lightwave Panda 4 光波熊貓 4

2014, Pen on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Lightwave Panda 5 光波熊貓 5

2014, Pen on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

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Damon TONG 唐 偉 傑

Panda Eyes 熊貓眼

2014, Custom Design Stickers Collage on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Damon Tong (b.1979) is a Hong Kong artist. Damon is known for his repetitious collages and installations. Through the use of ready-made materials and objects (plastic toys and stickers) and their segmentation and repetitive arrangements, Damon attempts to transform and explore the spatial connections between image and text, sometimes in a humorous way. Damon Tong received his BA (Fine Art) from RMIT University in 2008 and Master of Visual Arts degree in Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. .

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Ye-Feng WANG 王 業 豐

Panda Express 熊貓快餐

2014, Ink on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Wang Yefeng (b.1984) is a digital media artist, using 3D computer graphics and digital moving images. While he is intrigued by the possibilities accorded by continual technological advancements in the new digital media, Yefeng is also equally fascinated by the limitations and imperfections of the digital tool from which he would derive ideas and unique characteristics for his art. Yefeng focuses on issues related to his cultural, political and social identity as a Chinese citizen. Born in Shanghai, he received his Bachelor of Fine Art Sculpture from Shanghai University in 2007 and a Master in Fine Art from the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2011. Yefeng actively pursues his artistic career in both China and America, and has been exhibited numerous art institutions and museums. He was also a residency artist in New York Artist Residency and Studios Foundation in the summer of 2013. Yefeng is currently based in New York and is an Assistant Professor teaching art at the Rhode Island College.

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Eileen WONG 黃 薏 蓮

Pandorama

2014, Ink, Sharpies and Acrylic on Paper, 14.8 x 21 cm

Eileen Wong is a Hong Kong-based artist. She received her formal fine art training in Australia. Eileen’s painting and sculpture works reflect her deep interest in biodiversity, in which she explores the intricate relationships and co-existence of human beings and animals. Her works have been exhibited and collected in Hong Kong and China.

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WONG Yee Ki 黃 綺 琪 Wong Yee Ki is a contemporary ink artist, known for her surrealistic works painted in the classic Chinese “baimiao” method, a technique that demands precise and dexterous control of the brush. Yee Ki traces traditional compositions and superimposes contemporary

elements

unto

them to create new meanings and content. Yee Ki received her BA (2010) and

MFA

(2013)

from

the

Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has exhibited widely in Hong Kong and overseas.

Come Together, Right Now, Over Me! 2014, Biro and Pencil on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 33


Peony YIP Peony Yip (b.1990) who works under the pseudonym White Deer, was born in Jamaica and is currently based in Hong Kong. Her portraits of young women

rendered

in

pencil

and superimposed with nature, insects or animals expresses the spirituality of each individual and projects a sense of dynamism and mystery.

Mother Nature 大自然 2014 Graphite and Metallic Paint on Paper 21 x 14.8 cm 34


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Thank you to all the Panda loving participating artists and artiste Karena Lam for her participation and support! 感謝所有熱心的參與藝術家和藝人林嘉欣的參與及支持!

This book was published for the occasion of the exhibition “Art Projects Gallery x 1600 Panda World Tour HK” at Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong, 24 June to 1 July 2014 Designed by Art Projects Gallery © 2014 Art Projects Gallery and the artists All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. 35


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