Agnes Leung, Collective Healers, Acrylic on Canvas, 120 x 120 cm, 2022
Contemporary by Angela Li is proud to participate in Art Central 2023 from 21st to 25th March (preview on 21st March), presenting a group exhibition at Booth #A1 showcasing the latest works of Chan Yuk Keung Kurt, Chan King Long Ken, Cheung Tsz Hin, Fatina Kong, Hui Wan Yu Cami, Kwong Man Chun, Lv Shanchuan, Ng Chung, Jacky Tsai, Wong Sze Wai, Wu Didi and Angela Yuen, as well as a solo project Healing Creation by young Hong Kong artist Agnes Leung at Booth #A2. The solo project debuts Leung’s latest paintings created in the past year.
With her almost Fauvist brushstroke, Agnes Leung’s bright and cheerful colours may sweep away the boredom of urban life. Inviting the viewers to dance along with the melodies of her joyful paintings, the young Hong Kong artist brings to Art Central 2023 her first solo project: Healing Creation.
“Animals are healers while human are creators.”
— Agnes Leung
Leung believes that animals are our healers. Therefore, she loves to paint her animals within home interiors. Objects such as furniture, pet toys and porcelain vases indicate a refined, domesticated setting, striking a big contrast to the liberated nature of animals. The room in each of Leung’s paintings is like a Boudoir of peculiar creatures and precious arts.
Video games make up much of the childhood memories of the young generations. Born in 1997 in Hong Kong, video games were the companions of Leung growing up, heavily influencing her artistic style. Simulation games of raising animals favours her most, where mental and emotional bonding with the characters are made through the virtual world which then are presented in her paintings.
The strong and high contrasts in colours are borrowed from the artist’s dreams. Both her home and studio are filled with the fragrance of clary sage, an herb that can soothe both the mind and body. Surrounded by this vibrant atmosphere, the artist aims to spread a lively, joyful and positive energy through her works.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leung Po Ying, Agnes (b. 1997, Hong Kong) received a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) degree from the joint programme by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2020. Her artistic practice is an attempt to study the peculiar creatures she sees in daily life and those birthed from her imagination. Leung’s artworks were showcased in numerous exhibitions, including Anything Anywhere at Contemporary by Angela Li. After her graduation, Leung has already received multiple awards like Art Tu: Gallery Fine Art Awards, Mr. Jerry Kwan Memorial Scholarship, Boon Lee Award and Fresh Trend - Contemporary by Angela Li Award.