To Build a Playground of Intimacy 觅密乐园:寻找亲密感 Kitty Ng 吴施慧

Skills: Exhibitions 展览

无题空间7月新展开幕
驻地艺术家吴施慧个展
 觅密乐园:寻找亲密感 
开幕式:7月4日(周日)下午4点

UИTITLEDSPΛCE July Upcoming Exhibition
Resident Artist Kitty Ng Solo Exhibition
 To Build a Playground of Intimacy 
Opening: 4th July (Sunday) 16:00

 

 展览导语 Introduction 

人与人之间的所有感情关系都是通过亲密联系的不断编织从而建立的。乐园承载了每个人童年幻想和欢声笑语的最初记忆,充满纯真、毫无杂质。建立一个寻觅亲密联系的乐园,就是为每个人的精神世界筑起一个孩童专属的无忧乐园。在一个稳定的感情关系中,除了用幸福快乐来维系,伤心和愤怒的情感同样必不可少。每段感情关系在不同的阶段都有着独特的步调和过程,正如乐园中的孩童要以不同的规则完成不同的游戏。当日薄西山必须离开乐园之时,每个人心中都会充满犹豫和不舍。然而这正是幸福的另一个本质:每个幸福的瞬间正是因为稍纵即逝所以弥足珍贵。

吴施慧在此次展览中通过对比过往记忆和虚幻影响,探索了她在20几年人生中所经历的各种新老感情关系之间的不同状态。相比画家对浪漫感情的想象,《微微一笑》以及《奔跑吧,少年!》是对她关于女性之间关系理解的精准描述。对电单车影像的再现,画家描述了两段不同的感情关系中她所拥有的不同程度的掌控权力,随即开启了她将幻想与现实相连接的旅程。随后,画家用《值班中》将时间拉回眼前,记录了一个女性间的默契瞬间,也特别献给画中人。展览中的每一幅画都是画家与他人建立的觅密乐园,无论现实中还是想象中。

Every emotional connection between individuals is a building block that forms the intangible space in which relationships develop over time. A playground is a place associated with childhood wonder, joy, and laughter, where feelings shared are pure and unadulterated. To build a playground of intimacy is to build a mental space that emulates this physical safe space designed for and inhabited by children. Beyond the laughter and joy, feelings of sadness and anger are inevitable within the plane of intimacy, all of which are crucial for strong relationships to form. Each relationship also develops at its own pace and progresses through different stages, just as one physically moves between the different games at the playground. In the end, when the time to leave our playground comes, there are feelings of hesitancy and unwillingness to move on. This is the ephemeral nature of happiness: each fleeting moment is special by virtue of the fact that it is not everlasting. 

In this exhibition, Ng explores the different dynamics between old and new relationships she experiences in her early twenties through the contrast of past memories and make-believe images. Bittersweet Longings and Forward, We Go! depict Ng’s feelings of gratitude towards the female friendships in her life while comparing it towards projections of fantasy she has towards romance. The recurrence of the electric scooter serves as a thread to connect fantasy and reality by depicting the different amount of control she has within these two different types of relationships. Ng then brings the timeline back to the present time with On Guard (Thank You), to capture a moment that is understood between females and unique to the individuals within the piece. Each painting presents a playground of intimacy that she has built with others, whether it be physical or metaphorical. 

 

 展出部分作品介绍 Selected Works From Exhibition 

 

奔跑吧,少年!Forward, We Go!

布面油画 Oil on Canvas

双联画 Diptych: 150x180cm 每个尺寸 each

2021

 

微微一笑 Bittersweet Fantasy

布面油画 Oil on Canvas

130x150cm

2021

 

值班中 On Guard (Thank You)

布面油画 Oil on Canvas

100x120cm

2021

 

如果我们在一起:旋转 In the Playground, We: Merry Go Round

布面油画 Oil on Canvas

50x60cm

2021

 

如果我们在一起:跷跷板 In the Playground, We: Seesaw

布面油画 Oil on Canvas

40x60cm

2021

 

如果我们在一起:荡秋千 In the Playground, We: Swings

布面油画 Oil on Canvas

60x90cm

2021

 

 艺术家简介 About the Artist 

www.kitty-ng.com

吴施慧(1999年出生于香港特区)是一个涉猎多元的艺术家,主要进行油画创作。画家目前在罗德岛设计学院进修油画,主要在香港和美国普罗维登斯作画。画家主要围绕着人与人之间的互动、人与自己和爱人之间的感情关系以及每个人的文化认同感,这几方面进行创作。

画作中,画家通过对人物的捕捉和描画为观众呈现不同层次的亲密关系以及她对此的理解。画家擅长通过描绘动态中的人物关系,提升对情感描绘的强烈表述。在单人物画作中,画家尝试为画中人与观众建立联系,从而创造超时空的对话机会。

她曾参加罗马的Palazzo Cenci(2019年)、RISD Gelman Gallery(2020年)以及罗德岛波塔基特的Machines and Magnets Gallery群展(2020年)。

Kitty Ng (b.1999, Hong Kong SAR) is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily with Painting. She is currently studying Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is currently based in Hong Kong and Providence, USA. Her work mainly focuses on human interaction, relationships with self and loved ones, and cultural identity.

Kitty Ng typically depicts the figure in her works, providing the audience with an unparalleled level of intimacy and insight into her psyche. She often choreographs multiple figures in physical dialogue with each other to elevate the tension in the piece. When depicting a lone figure, she intends to create a connection between that person and the audience, allowing for a conversation that transcends physical space and time to occur.

She has participated in group exhibitions at Palazzo Cenci in Rome (2019), RISD Gelman Gallery (2020), and the Machines and Magnets Gallery in Pawtucket, Rhode Island (2020).