Taipa Village Cultural Association exclusively presents the first unique printmaking exhibition entitled “Fallen”, jointly presented by two Macau-born, Canada-based sisters Bonnie Leong and Kitty Leung who always present their work as a duo.
As the first show at Taipa Village Art Space in 2020, the artists exhibit a set of abstract works based on a metaphysical subject using the ancient technique of printmaking, with an aim to explore the past, present and future relationships in their experience. The different linear forms and textures of this work are not only the artists’ description of personal emotions, but also their observation and expression of the depths of the soul.
“Art enables us to find ourselves.”
In life, although everyone walks their own different paths, they often always exist in various self-created spaces and times. Whether our current situation can be truly in the current state, or just staying in the lost memories, or the unknown future. The authors use this work to explore the past, present and future relationships in their experience.
We are easily entangled in psychological time, unconsciously staying in a particular imaginary space and not being free. It seems to be tied up and tied. Or it falls on the break and dispersion that floats on reality. The freedom at the moment can bring us a sense of sensitivity to meticulous emotions. This cognition allows us to understand the deep self and gives us the autonomy to choose to enter and leave different time spaces. The different linear forms and textures of this work are not only the authors’ description of personal emotions, but also their observation and expression of the depths of the soul.
.Bonnie & Kitty
About Bonnie Leong
Bonnie Leong is an artist born in Macau and now based in BC Canada. Leong received her Bachelor of Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Leong considers her art process a self-searching and growing journey through the years. Recently, her art practice has become more reflective of the present and how the rapid change of the cultural and social environment is affecting the individual’s psychological state. Within her work, she uncovers her relationship both in the nature and the society that surrounds her. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in Canada, North America, Europe, and Asia. Her collaborative project represented Macau at the 53rd Venice Biennale in Italy
About Kitty Leung
Kitty Leung was born in Macau. She immigrated to Canada and got her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design in 1999 and her Master of Fine Arts from York University in 2001. She is an interdisciplinary artist working in print media, installation, video, drawing and photo-based projects. Her work explores the ideas of space, memory, narrative, and the relationship between man and nature. Her collaborative works were shown at the 53rd Venice Biennale in Italy. She is currently teaching at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Canada.
Bonnie and Kitty are sisters and, although they have their individual artistic careers, many times they present their work as a duo. The success of their unique collaboration seems to rest on two intrinsic aspects: the coherence of works displayed in each show, as if it was produced by one sole person, and the clear manifestation of female sensitivity to address the theme they set to explore.
For their first show at Taipa Village Art Space entitled Fallen, they have chosen to exhibit a set of abstract works based on a metaphysical subject using the ancient technique of printmaking. The contradiction between theme and medium couldn’t be greater. However, it was exactly by this necessity to translate and construe the existential awareness onto paper that the invisible, immaterial, fleeting, yet palpable, inner world could become visible, unraveled, materialized, recognizable and permanent for appreciation. In truth, this deeper knowledge is rooted in each one of us, like an infrasound that has always been there; a “vibrating string” that changes shape every time it’s captured and only reveals itself if one pays close attention to it.