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    Bottle paintings are from an iconic series of Ng Chung. He has been painting wine bottles for more than two decades from his studio situated in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. Bottles have become his recurring objects of his paintings because of his sentiment for alcohol, and have also transformed into a ‘symbol’ for expression and the painting process as a journey in search of the artist’s personal identity. Dr. Yang Xiao-yan, Head of Department of Journalism at Sun Yat-sen University and a renowned art critic, described Ng Chung’s bottles as “a projected ‘image’ of the meaning of self that defines his own identity. […] his paintings become the basis to illustrate the compound visual concept of ‘image/symbol/wine bottles’, and the only way to prove the worth of individual existence. His experience and his paintings are profound implications of the tension between the society of Hong Kong and himself.”

    In addition to Ng Chung’s Bottle Series, the artist also creates abstract, floral still-life and figurative oil paintings. In his abstract paintings, the artist attempts to visually express his self-conscious emotions on the canvases through luscious colours and boorish texture. On the contrary, his floral still-life paintings employ a careful balance of subdued colours and tones. The paintings are deceptively simple and discreet, evoking a sense of loneliness and pensiveness.

    Ng Chung’s Cigar Box Series are figurative 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.

    Cigar Box Series - Poet

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Teddy Bear

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Di Di

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Fang Bai

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Liu

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Commander

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Lu

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Wang

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Bar Girl

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Old Beauty

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Old Bird

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Shanchuan

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Oldbie

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Picasso

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Black Man

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Wong

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Beauty

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Yang

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Szeto

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Hao

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Cigar Box Series - Sun

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Lotus

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Little Maotai.27

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Little Maotai.22

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Little Maotai.34

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Little Maotai

    Ng Chung

    HKD 15,000

    Bottle 223

    Ng Chung

    HKD 90,000

    State of Mind

    Ng Chung

    Orchid

    Ng Chung

    HKD 146,000

    Azalea

    Ng Chung

    HKD 230,000

    Bottle 2013-2

    Ng Chung

    Flamboyance

    Ng Chung

    Scenery

    Ng Chung

    Azalea 

    Ng Chung

    HKD 390,000

    Bottle 703

    Ng Chung

    HKD 1,120,000

    Flying Moutai

    Ng Chung

    HKD 280,000

    Bottles

    Ng Chung

    HKD 280,000

    Lan Kwai Fong Bar Diary

    Ng Chung

    HKD 280,000

    Hong Kong artist Ng Chung was born in Hainan, China in 1963. He graduated from a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Printmaking Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 and migrated to Hong Kong after graduating. Ng taught as an Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-sen University in 2006 and taught as a Visiting Professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. His works have been widely exhibited in Hong Kong, China, Taipei, Japan, and Netherlands. His works are collected by China Museum of Art (Beijing, China), Guangzhou Museum of Art (Guangzhou, China), The Hong Kong Heritage Museum (Hong Kong, China) and other private collections.

    Summer Interlude 2022

    Summer Interlude

    06.07.2022

    Summer Interlude 2020

    Group Exhibition

    19.08.2020

    Unscheduled 2020

    17.07.2020

    Cigar Box

    Ng Chung Solo Exhibition

    09.05.2019