Originally from Hong Kong, I have lived in Asia, Europe and North America before releasing 

Fragments of Grey Matter in 2013-14 and then 9_9 in May 2017 as books and exhibitions since.

Life has been about the place without but even more about the space within.

I seek adventure in the ordinary and simplicity in the extraordinary.

Art helps everyone. Being an artist is a privilege and being one bears a responsibility.

​Globalisation, migration and consumerism among many common human issues have generated

questions regarding our identity as individuals and in relation to the others.

Following Fragments of Grey Matter which examines the notion of beauty in a not-so-aesthetic environment

 with a self-inspired perspective, 9_9 examines the multi-layered questions of identity and reality

through relating with other artists and expressing "our" identity through our shared self-portraits. 

The "dual self-portrait" is a symbol of our collective search for our unique voice. 

It is a celebration of living in diversity and a journey towards our roots,

perhaps, towards our shared humanity.

Art has become a tool, an experience as well as a visual result which can then be

a source of inspiration for many. 

I invite viewers of my work to ask questions and construct their own.


We can all be Artists in Life.



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Kristin ManVisual Artist