“While serious (or even competitive) involvement in a sport may not necessary be a common background among most of us, I think recreationally, we have all taken a part of some sort of physical 'play' with friends, or at the very least, spectating. I find the notion of doubles and pairs often seen in sports to hold a certain level of allegorical significance to my own life – more specifically, growing up with a twin brother – as well as a sort of symbolism to the meaningful relationships that shaped us in our adolescence. I think sports are just evolved forms of the playground games we all used to play.” — Adrian Kay Wong
Adrian Kay Wong (b. 1991) presents encapsulated moments that display a focused lens on the intimate, familiar, and human connection. Wong explores the interactions between negative space and figure, segmenting his surfaces with shapes that are collectively representational, but independently function as abstract forms. By exacting an extreme flatness that forces ground and figure on more equal planes, Wong also levels the attention between primary subject and contextual elements. The paintings are distinctively personal through the portrayal of narratives that are often sourced from his own adolescence. By investigating these sentimentalities with a deliberate and measured simplicity, Wong attempts to glorify the ordinary and reimagine the everyday. Wong was raised in the east San Francisco Bay area and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. after receiving his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.
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