Image of Circus of Spring by Emily Lau

Circus of Spring by Emily Lau



Acrylic on Canvas
80cm x 68cm (31.5in x 27in)

This unique hexagon canvas is about the in instability and uncertainty we all face in urban lifestyles, like a traveling circus. Painted in the elegant, colorful and cheerful tone that has become her signature, Emily's work is both whimsical and meditative, playful and philosophical. Contains the moon motif, a popular symbol found in many of her works, demonstrating a fascination with space and the universe. We love the purple elephant!

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.