Paul Yeung graduated from the Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2011. In 2011, he participated in “Count to 12”, a part of “The Road to 2012” project commissioned by and exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. He had his first solo exhibition “Flower Show” at Blindspot Gallery in March 2012.
Yeung now lives and works in Hong Kong.
In Flower Show, Paul Yeung captures the outfits and activities of visitors at the Hong Kong Flower Show, bringing out the humour of collective behavior while making ridicule of the cliché of salon photography. Each image is an implied narrative, where the subject’s identity is hidden with her head and partial body cropped out of the frame. The narratives unfold through different layers, as backdrops of the flower show intersect with colourful, splendored appearances of the subjects whose emotions remain enigmas to the audience. The series is presented in traditional Chinese hand scroll with his hand written calligraphy of classical Chinese poetry about the wilting of flower.