Human Planet

(2011 - Present)

In this series of paintings, I remain faithful to my interest in observing human activities in the metropolitan city life and my fascination in the silhouette of the human figures.

 

Compared to my previous collection, Still Frames, where figures are distributed evenly across the canvas like a pattern; the people in my new works have shrunk in size, yet ironically, have more details. The introduction of shadows further enhanced the reality of space, light and time.

 

Based mainly on photographs, sometimes I paint what’s there, and at other times I choreograph the picture. Appear to be floating liberally on the canvas, every single figure is carefully positioned. Just like composing a piece of music, with notations hanging across the lines, creating enchanting melodies, conversing with the spectators.

 

I want viewers to appreciate the paintings initially through the activity of looking, without interpretation. Stand afar and squint your eyes, get a feel of the picture through its colours and composition, enjoy the poetic movement of the crowds, then gradually drawn to the details of the figures. 

 

Above: Departure, 70 x 100 cm, oil on linen (Available)

Departure 02
Departure 02

100 x 100 cm, oil on linen (sold)

Meet Me Halfway 03
Meet Me Halfway 03

50 x 100 cm, oil on linen (sold)

Ice 01
Ice 01

30 x 80 cm, oil on linen (sold)

Ice 02
Ice 02

70 x 100 cm, oil on linen (sold)

Human Planet 06
Human Planet 06

Oil on linen, 90 x 90 cm (sold)

Human Planet 05
Human Planet 05

Oil on linen, 50 x 100 cm (sold)

Human Planet 04
Human Planet 04

Oil on linen, 50 x 100 cm (sold)

Human Planet 03
Human Planet 03

Oil on linen, 90 x 90 cm (sold)

Bay Watch 01 (2015)
Bay Watch 01 (2015)

70 x 50 cm, oil on linen (sold)

Linked In (2013)
Linked In (2013)

100 x 100 cm, oil on linen (Sold)

Human Planet 02 (2011)
Human Planet 02 (2011)

Diptych, 100 x 140 cm, oil on linen (Sold)

Human Planet 01 (2011)
Human Planet 01 (2011)

100 x 100 cm, oil on linen (Sold)

Love Is All Around (2011)
Love Is All Around (2011)

100 x 100 cm, oil on linen (Sold)

Sky Fall 007 (2013)
Sky Fall 007 (2013)

90 x 90 cm, oil on linen (Sold)

The Great Queue 01 (2013)
The Great Queue 01 (2013)

50 x 100 cm, oil on linen (Sold)