AMY MARIA TONG

ARTIST

Amy Maria Tong is known for her abstract experimentation on still life and portraits. Her work is often a collage of idealised, multi-layered scenarios, expressing the emotional traces from her daily encounters with society. Making use of bold colours, a range of mark-making techniques, and diverse mediums, she creates textured environments to explore the complexity of human emotions within surrealist settings.
 

Exhibitions

2020

Connectare Art Show, The Nate, Hong Kong

2019
Own It, WeWork, Central, Hong Kong

2018
Weedend, D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong

Contact

Instagram: @amymariat

Website: https://www.amymariat.com/

Lot. 006

"Socks off before meditation"

Socks off before meditation, inspired by its medium of oil on recycled plastic, creates relevance through minimalism in broad strokes and hints at eco-scarcity, whether through self-imposed privilege or forced. With angular fissures underlying a bellowing expanse of flora - futuristic both through shape and a design – these projections of controlled doses of convenient nature, colonized through the lens for LED screens, present a forgotten idea of being possibly lost in nature, where scenic trails may abruptly turn off by a voice activated command.

 

One can almost feel the pastoral vapours wave through lusty brushstrokes exhibiting a desire for this intimate connection that may no longer be; the vulnerable figure askance from centre breaks her meditative fourth wall longingly, as if to acknowledge a sense of hyper voyeurism in a bizarre supplication of awareness, hoping that her unnatural form may distance herself from both the augmentations of the curated bits of nature in her possession and a literal depression behind - while we may be ultimately alone, we are still alone together, connected through rainbows wisps a door away.

"Socks off before meditation"

60x40cm

Mixed media and oil on recycled plastic tiles.

2020

"I believe art can inspires people to think in general. Artist can create conceptual work that put our environmental issue into perspective for viewers. Some can evoke emotions. "

-Amy Maria Tong

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