NEW POSITIONS @ Art Cologne 20172017
An Interview with VernissageTV
“Peral Lam Galleries is presenting Hong Kong artist Kenny Wong in NEW POSITIONS, a sponsored programme highlighting 20 young artists that demonstrates a wide spectrum of artistic creativity.
Emerging artist Kenny Wong explores the idea of relational distance through moving physical and digital forms. Wong’s practice centres around the connections between kinetic motion and human emotions, involving the viewer in a participative way. Because of this, the works involve the moment of eye contact, physiological representations, and non-verbal communication. New works from the Undermine series, which explores the artist’s psychological state, will be presented for the first time at the fair. While the digital screen remains stable in an uninterrupted situation, with a sense of inertia even though the screen is spinning at a high speed, the fragility of the material nature creates a sense of danger and a feeling of uneasiness. ”
The exhibition consists of works of the artist exploring the idea of relational distance by the means of motion in physical and digital forms
These works involves the moment of eye contact, physiological representations and non-verbal communication to explore the interconnection between kinetic motion and human emotions.
“dist” series is inspired from the moment of intimacy and the indefinite variables in relationships. In these work, it represents as both relational and physical distance.
“Undermine” series is a self-exploration on the psychological status of the artist. While the digital screen remains stable in an uninterrupted situation, the inertia of spinning in high speed, the fragility of the material nature creates the sense of dangerousness and uneasiness to the viewer.
Hence these two series of work play on the balance of attraction and repulsion, spinning and counter-spinning, in the constant act of balancing, excavate beyond the material nature of reality to assess our psychological and emotional conditions.
Dist.duo [concept sketch]