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A Chasing Game by Emily Lau



Acrylic on Canvas
55cm x 55cm

Emily Lau’s paintings contain the perfect amounts of odd and whimsical. "A Chasing Game" embodies the essence of urban lifestyles — clutching onto our dreams while surrounded by strangers, avoiding dangers, and wrapped up in antics. Her works usually look bright and cheerful at first, but a second glance reveals her eclectic personalty and hints at a more complex tale. These scenarios deny a coherent explanation, they are perhaps her method of maintaining a sense of stability in an increasingly wild world.

About the artist:

Born in 1979, Emily Lau is an artist from Hong Kong. Emily graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Increasingly celebrated for her wit, her works satirically depict cheerful scenes that are perplexing yet humorous that we face in our daily lives, finding charms in our weakness in an ironically bright tone. A major theme in her work is the loneliness of urban lifestyle. Viewers can be easily engrossed in her youthful dreamscapes, complete with shadowy figures painted in black, which embody the personal isolation and lack of individualism experienced by city dwellers. The figures hint at our feelings of displacement and feebleness, at the same time they remind us to be strong and humble. Emily is currently based in Caen, France.