Originally from Hong Kong, I have worked and lived in Asia, Europe and North America. 

Fragments of Grey Matter in 2013-14 and  then 9_9    in May 2017 are projects released as books and exhibitions. My current project is A-mare and together with the previous two projects, I explore the concept of relational identity through different aesthetic forms. Challenging concepts of boundaries and reality, respecting diversity and celebrating oneness are important to me as a  human being and therefore as an artist.   Life has been about external and internal journeys and their relationships.

 

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. 

 

A-mare    ("to love, to sea") integrates the essence of what maybe our life source, our oceans which are fluid, our mothers of sorts and of our unconsciousness.  It is a celebration of living in diversity  and a journey towards our roots,   perhaps, towards our shared humanity.

 

Overall, 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