| Biography | Artist Statement I Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Jolans Fung


Biography
1990 Graduated from École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris, France
1999 Graduated with the Board of Examiners' Majority Commendation


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2014
"Luxuriant Materialism", Art Beatus, Hong Kong
2013
"Bruce in the Sky with Water", Art Gallery of the Fringe Club, Hong Kong
2010
"Heaven and Man as One", Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2008
"Desire/Disappearance", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2007
"Ten Years - Remembering & Dreaming", Olympian City Gallery, Hong Kong

"Footnotes to Oil Street", 1a Space in Cattle Depot Artists Village, Hong Kong
2006
"Unity", 1a Space in Cattle Depot Artists Village, Hong Kong
2005
"Senses", Graduate House of University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

"Senses", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong

"Sensing", Vermont Studio Center, USA
2001
"Colour Value", Arts Development Council's Gallery, Hong Kong
1999
"The World Without Faces", Oil Street Artists Village, Hong Kong

"Day & Night", Oil Street Artists Village, Hong Kong
1997
"Images of Opposite", YMCA and Tsim Sha Tsui Arts Association, Hong Kong

Group Exhibitions
2017
"Discerning Eyes", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2010
Art HK 2010, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2008
"May Flowers Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2004
"Visible Sound-Time Machine", 1a Art Space, Hong Kong
2002
"Moments in China, August 18, 2002", Hong Kong and Guangzhou
2001
Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennale 2001, Hong Kong

"Landscape", City Festival, Hong Kong
1998
"Space in Time in Hong Kong", Le French May, Hong Kong

Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennale 1998, Hong Kong

"Impressions of Hong Kong", Confluences, Paris, France
1992
Salon de Montrouge, France
1991
Salon of Contemporary Art, Bagneux, France
1990
Osaka Triennale '90-painting, Osaka, Japan

Salon of Virty, Virty sur Seine, France

Salon de Montrouge, France
1989
Gallery of the Beaux-Arts, Paris, France

Awards and Fellowships
2006
Short-listed for the Public Art Project 2006 from the Art Promotion Office, Hong Kong
2005
Vermont Studio Center, Asian Artist Fellowship, Freeman Foundation's Program, USA
2000
Hong Kong Arts Development Council - Artist-in-Residence Program at Bundanon Art Centre, Australia
1988
Exchange student scholarship, Chelsea School of Art, London, UK

Collection
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Annie Wong Art Foundation
Various private collections


Other Activities
2001
Co-organizer, "Landscape" in City Festival, Hong Kong
1999
Co-organizer, "12 Hours in Oil Street", Hong Kong

Co-organizer, "Neither/Or" in Oil Street, Hong Kong

Co-organizer, "Instant/Instinct" in Z+, Hong Kong

Artist Statement

Luxuriant Materialism

Major cities around the world, including Hong Kong, are indulged in rampant materialistic consumerism with some consumers in hot pursuit of local or international brands trying to meet their unstoppable desires.

Shops of these luxurious brands repeatedly flourish in various districts and shopping malls in Hong Kong reaching out to the general public like the branches of trees.

In my works, I attempt to use the shadows of pedestrians to project the inner desires in a consumer city.  Quite a number of consumers have taken up the use of luxuriant brands as their own symbols of status. They have lost their own identities and submitted themselves following the waggling tails of the brands.

The Buddhist teachings say human sufferings are from their greed, anger and craze. Part of the craze is from people’s pursuit of luxury and neglect of basic needs.

My somewhat humorous photographs also show an alternative urban landscape of Hong Kong.

Jolans Fung, 2014


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