FONG Yuen Ching
Born in 1999, Hong Kong based artist Natalie FONG creates artworks to share positive energy and expresses her hopes for living. FONG employs a strong sense of colour and spatial design across mediums such as painting, digital design and spatial design to explore her expectations of the present and future.
FONG has worked as a visual art assistant in ECF Saint Too Canaan College, and she believes that art can function as a transformative medium. She is also passionate about communicating with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
Bookplate on digital printing
14.8× 21 cm
《陌路人之間》曾於2020年在台灣静宜大學藝術中心舉辦的《眾票成城》上展出。 香港具有獨特的飲食文化 ，特別是於大排檔(小吃攤)。不同的人們在大排檔裏需與陌生人共享餐於同一桌上。我被其吸引並用水彩突出了陌生人在共存不同之間的和諧。「即使他們是獨自前往用餐，他們仍與其他人於同一個地方綠帳幕之下，分享著同一張桌子， 並享受著他們的用餐。」 這藏書票記錄了有趣的一幕：「即使陌生人之間的距離十分近，他們卻互不知相識彼此。」 同時也展現香港獨特飲食文化中溫暖的感覺。
“Between Strangers” was on view at the ‘United In Bookplates’ in Providence University Art Center, Taiwan, in 2020. Hong Kong has a unique food culture – dai pai dong, some food stalls in Hong Kong. Different people get along with strangers in a food stall. Customers are used to sharing tables with outlanders. I was attracted by this and I used watercolor to highlight the harmony of coexisting differences between strangers. “Even if they come and enjoy the meal solely, they are enjoying the meal with others closely, sharing the same table and under the same place – the green canvas.” The bookplate recorded this interesting scene: the distance between strangers is close but they do not know each other. Which also presents the warm feeling with such unique food culture in Hong Kong.