Annysa NG

Born in Hong Kong

Selected by the Sunday Times in 2008 as one of the top ten contemporary artists to watch, Annysa Ng’s work often demonstrates a unique interaction with history, literature and psychology through remarkable technical expertise and iconic visual aesthetics. The featureless faces and the East -West costume on the silhouette figures in her painting have always been the trademarks of her art.

About Celestial Revolution
The Celestial Revolution series is inspired by an ancient Chinese constellation diagram that she came across by chance. Ng was enchanted by the graphical property and underlying meanings of the diagram which suggest human’s intense desire and motivation to explore and to understand our destiny and the divinely unknown. Our other new works in the exhibition are created based on traditional Chinese literature, another major source of inspiration of the artist. The work reflects Ng’s profound understanding of the forces that underlie her approach, including cultural identity, artistic traditions and philosophical underpinnings.
Exhibition details of “Celestial Revolution” (12.4 - 4.5.2013)

About "Eyes Closed"
The exhibition features Ng’s pen and ink painting works created from 2007 to 2011. Ng explored topics of identity and reality as perceived through various states of consciousness in her works. The iconic featureless faces of the figures are specifically tied to the identity and the history of Hong Kong. Combining period European fashion with traditional Chinese costume, her works do not merely illustrate the coexistence of Eastern and Western cultures in Hong Kong; they also emphasize the paradox of its void identity.
Exhibition details of “Eyes Closed” (29.4 - 4.6.2011)

Artist Statement - Celestial Revolution
Artist Statement - Eyes Closed
Artist Biography

Media Coverage (Yishu, November/December 2011)
Media Coverage (Where Hong Kong, May 2011)
Media Coverage (Time Out Hong Kong, 11.5.2011)