13 Feb ‑ 7 Mar 2020 (every Tue to Sat) 10am ‑ 7pm (9 hours)
香港中環鴨巴甸街24-26號興揚大廈1樓C室
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A Concept Gallery Hong Kong presents Normal Life, solo exhibition of Hong Kong artist Wong Chiu Tat, Justin. The multi-talented artist will show us his illustrations that portrait the city in a cold and alienated perspective. Exhibition will be from 13 February to 7 March 2020.

Some people have spent all their energy to create a wonderful life for themselves. Others have spent countless days of youth, struggling to achieve perfection under the system, in order to earn the greatest return for themselves. However, they did not realize that under the distorted human nature, what we can never get is a normal life. This exhibition shows the artist ’s sense of visual symbols. In the form of collages, the fragments of life are connected, triggering another imagination of the world. The artist reengages with the sensibility to life, and wants us to think about how to sincerely invest in “normal life". The artist uses the narrative techniques and styles of his comics. By depicting the urban landscape and architectural space as a stage, Justin Wong allows spaces, characters, and objects to collide with each other under the ambiguous relationship, thus creating an alternative plot and story.




Justin Wong is a comic writer and media artist who received his BA (Fine Arts) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his MA (Interactive Digital Media) at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in London. After his graduation, he participated in the Ars Electronica award-winning project, Last.fm in London. Upon his return to Hong Kong in 2004, he taught at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong and worked as Art Director in an interactive media design company. At the same time, he began to work for a local newspaper as comic writer and illustrator. In 2007, he started his political comic column Gei Gei Gaak Gaak in Ming Pao Daily. His works also include graphic design, animation and interactive art, which have been exhibited in platforms including "A Parallel Tale: Taipei in 80s x Hong Kong in 90s" (FZ Fifteen Animation & Story Gallery, Taiwan, 2013), "Hong Kong Eye 2012" (Saatchi Gallery, London, 2012) and "Eniminiminimos: Artists who make things small II" (Esplanade, Singapore, 2009). He is Assistant Professor in the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.