“The sports paintings stem from not just an enjoyment of the activity but its impact on the development of my youth. Beyond the physical element of athletic sports lies the companionship, sibling-like camaraderie, and an intense competitive nature - all of which seem inherent in both sports and family.” — Adrian Kay Wong
Adrian Kay Wong (b. 1991) paints encapsulated moments that focus on the intimate, familiar, and human connections. Wong explores the interactions between negative space and figure, segmenting his surfaces with shapes that are collectively representational and function independently as abstract forms. The paintings are distinctively personal, portraying 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.
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