Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Wan Sheung Wah, Elly
Residence Period: 2018.11.01-2019.01.09
The starting point of collaboration between the two artists, Wan Sheung Wah, Elly and Chan Chung Yin, Connie, was a White Envelope project that started in 2016. The White Envelope Project is a cultural exchange project which aims to encourage people to engage creatively through visual communication. Through the project, the artists would act as the role of postmen (middlemen) to deliver the post to different people. The participant will receive a white envelope from a stranger and the participant is encouraged to reply to the given envelope in a creative way, without any set of roles, which for instance may be writings, drawings, objects. The project has already been brought to Hong Kong and London.
They would like to bring it to Japan during their stay at AIR 3331. Apart from that, they hope to get in touch with the local people in the Chiyoda community, by holding workshops, doing interviews etc. They would like to use their artistic practices to gather new perspectives between each other.
1) BA Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton, 2014
2) Asia Contemporary Art Show (Fall edition), Conrad Hotel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2018
3) Youkobo Art Space Artist in Residence, Tokyo, 2015
Base of activity: Hong Kong
Media Used: Oil painting, photography, drawing
A painter based in Hong Kong who graduated from England with a BA in Fine Art Painting. Her major source of inspiration are things generated from present thoughts and past memories, which are always very personal. Minimal compositions serve as a space for the imagination of the viewer. Indeed, the highly cinematic imagery creates a mood of isolation and implied inner life experience, provoking the question of one's identity and existence. Her work reflects things in everyday life, it is her belief that human emotion could be closely connected to our surroundings.