“Painting to me is a carrier of emotions and a bridge to connect with others. This bridge can lead to many places so I began to deepen my understanding of different districts, such as the romance of the Chun Yeung Street market at North Point, the enthusiastic vibe of the neighborhoods in Ap Lei Chau, the rapid transformation of To Kwa Wan, and the daily life of traditional boutiques in Sai Kung. The community maps, illustrations, iron gate paintings, and murals are the art projects that enabled me to make a living and prepare for future dreams” —— Wai Wai
Around 40 Wai Wai’s paintings will be exhibited at the Silver cafe. Not only as an appreciation for the support four years ago but also hope to share the joy of growth. The paintings include Wai Wai’s sketches in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe, commissioned illustrations, and 絵手紙 (Etegami: Japanese Style postcard), etc.
She dreamed of becoming a painter since she was a child. In 2016, she resigned from her graphic design job and held the first solo exhibition of her illustrations about Hong Kong’s small shops at Sliver Stationery Shop. She then continues to paint and drew over the next four years, not only she was able to make a living but also learned more different sides of Hong Kong. It is like a dream to her for being able to develop into a better self in career and life.
Dreams Coming True: Solo Exhibition by Wai Wai
2020.06.25 – 07.30
12:00 – 18:00