Image of Mess by Emily Lau
  • Image of Mess by Emily Lau

Mess by Emily Lau



Acrylic on Canvas with Embroidery
38cm x 76cm (15in x 30in)
Signed at the front, bottom right.

This is one of the few pieces by Emily Lau that features the theme of the displacement of animals in manmade environments. Always in an ironically bright tone, the deers are beautiful executed and intricately drawn to further emphasize the artificiality and chaos of contemporary life.

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.