Ng Chung’s latest Box series are paintings about the different people surrounding his life, such as his friends, his daughter, collectors, and apprentices. In this latest body of works, he explores his relationships with these people, or sometimes the objects related to them. The shapes of the works depict thick books, as though the artist is trying to read his friends like a novel, attempting to discover the mysteries behind each personality. The images are painted on empty cigar boxes, representing the memories of the times he spends with his contacts.
Hong Kong artist Ng Chung was born in Hainan, China in 1963. He graduated from Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Printmaking Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1992. Ng Chung taught as an Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University in 2006, and taught as Visiting Professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. His works have been shown in Hong Kong, Beijing, Japan, and Netherlands; collected by China Museum of Art, The Hong Kong Heritage Museum, The United Airline, The Netherlands International Print Biennale, and private collections.