Instagram: @her.afternoon

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

I am from and based in Hong Kong. I am a multi-facets person who vacillates between rationality and emotionality. I love the simplicity of nature while appreciating the complexity of humanity. I hate conflicts but I’m fond of contrast ; shadow/light, love/hatred, lost/found, holding on/letting go, so forth and so on. 

2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

My drawing falls into the realm of minimalism and surrealism. To me, art is transcendence where boundary doesn’t exist.

You might often find naked persons in my work, sometimes it’s a girl, sometimes a boy and sometimes a unisex baby. You might find it hard to see the faces of the persons but their emotions are there. You could feel them if you allow yourself to do so. I wish people could feel the pains and sorrows in my creations while seeing the hopes implied.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

 I like pencil sketches. It’s raw and straightforward. I also like its softness and lightness. 

4. What is your artistic process like?

I observe and pay attention to every little detail in daily life, like the faces of the crowd, the passage of the moon, or the summer breeze. I try to make sense of all these experiences and translate them into drawings or words. 

5. Who and/or what inspires your work? 

The work of Murakami Haruki inspires me a lot, especially his books about solitude and relationship. 

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

The role of art plays in my life is exactly the same as the role of life plays in my art. To me, they are interlocked and interchangeable. No art no life; and no life no art. 

7. Where did you study?

My major in the university was about social systems and human well-being. The studies gave me different perspectives about human connectedness, which is the core of my art work. The idea of connecting with people via drawing was born after I followed an inspiring private drawing teacher. 

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

This is a very hard question. I can’t picture myself in the far future. Sometimes I can’t even see where myself would be in the coming next day. I prefer going with the flow. 

9. What about in ten?

It’s a even harder question. However, I do wish I am still a person immersed in art in ten years.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

I wish my art could create a place where people could find peace of mind and hope no matter how chaotic the world is. I wish people could enjoy a chill afternoon in my art.

11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

Avocado

12. Favourite book?

Norwegian Wood

13. Favourite genre of music? 

Country music 

14. What are your hobbies? 

Hiking, cycling, reading, travelling and daydreaming 

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

A writer perhaps