Lives and works in Hong Kong
Hong Kong artist Gloria Wong uses the subtleties of nature as her source of inspiration. Growing up the middle child in a large family, Wong learnt at a young age how to be observant, developing a close eye for detail. Moving to New York, Wong attended Parsons School of Design which further honed her keen eye and creativity.
In her debut solo exhibition in 2015 at PARKVIEW ART Hong Kong, Wong presented a series of unique prints which were created in response to, and in dialogue with, flowers. Turning her kitchen at home into a studio, Wong photographed her flowers, which she sourced weekly from local stalls near her home or Hong Kong’s iconic Flower Market. Using just her iPhone to capture the fragile essence of her flowers, Wong found beauty in its primal form: in life and in decay.
Pursuing the purity of black and white imagery, Wong’s aesthetics are simple yet powerful. The organic forms of the flowers result in compositions reminiscent of Chinese ink paintings, almost a metaphorical return to her roots.
Wong’s second series of works pushed the boundaries of her medium and subject further. With stronger contrasts of blacks and whites, Wong conveyed a deeper sense of the abstract, calling for a further minimalist composition with flower-less branches as her main subject, or flowers in their last stages of decay. In Wong’s works, we are reminded of the beauty in the various stages of life, and of a meditative peace that can and does exist in the bustling urban jungle.