ARTIST PROFILE

NAME (ENG) Ching Fok
NAME (CHI) 霍情
SEX F
LOGIN EMAIL jane.chingfok@gmail.com
WORK & STAY Japan
ARTWORK WEBSITE https://www.janechingfok.com/
https://www.instagram.com/janechingfok/
CREATIVE NATURE Printmaking
Illustration
BIOGRAPHY (ENG)
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An image maker working with printmaking, illustration and book forms. Loves a good controlled experiment; Hates when things crash but needs some crashing in this life.

I make prints that highlight the process of contemporary printmaking. Through indirect processes, the images speak of the physical reality in which I work, in a language of flattened forms. My work is experimental not in inventing new skills, but in the use of existing techniques, usually screen print and hand carved relief print. Repetition and meticulous handiwork is key to the visual impact of my prints, they add layers of physicality to the apparently abstract appearance of an image. The means of mark making is a route to intentional imperfection. Arbitrary and geometric forms bear traces of my intervention. They are literally an imprint of my physical actions.

Being doubtful of conscious messages within artworks, I am interested in implicit analogies of printmaking techniques embedded in images. Therefore, my work often implies a sense of pictorial irony between what is seen and what has been done. The resulting image resembles a play between method, subject matter and their value, where a discussion could be in or outside the image. My prints engages the contemporary conversation of how a surface is defined not just by its contents but also by the actions that lead to it. It is about making a decision to do something and sticking to it, the visual results being a meditation on marking time and effort.
BIOGRAPHY (CHI)
(within 1000 Characters)
圖像製作者,以版畫、插畫、書本形式創作。喜歡受控制的實驗;最怕撞板但需要亂撞。

我的作品強調當代版畫的製作過程。圖像以間接、平面的語言講述我在工作的現實世界。我的作品不是實驗新技法,而是使用現有的絲印及凸版技術,帶出這些動作獨特的可能性。重複與仔細的手工造成作品中的視覺效果。勞動並不是為了裝出努力,而是在抽象的畫面加上一層層物質性。這種遞加的方法能造成刻意的不完美。我的圖像中任意圖形比帶有情緒的物象多,但這些幾何圖形更清晰記錄我的介入,它們是我動作的印記。

我質疑藝術品之中刻意的訊息,卻有興趣以隱藏圖像中的版畫技法作為比喻。我的作品常常有種圖像上的矛盾,所做的與所看見的之間的矛盾。圖像之內之外皆有討論,帶出技法、題材及其價值之間的玩味。在當代的視覺語言中,我的版畫指出不只是圖像內容,製作過程也可以定義一個平面。重要的是決定做某件事情,然後堅持下去,圖像就是花時間與精力默念的結果。 
TRAINING
BACKGROUND
Graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
SELECTED EXHIBITION(S) 20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition (2020)
Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Setouchi Triennale (2019)
Megijima, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan

Daily Activities—A Screen Printing Exhibition (2019)
Hong Kong Open Printshop

Look! (2019)
Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University

20:20 Print Exchange (2018)
?Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University?

?New to Print (2018)?
L1 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong?

?Making Prints (2017)
Gallery, Kai Tak Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University?

?Crash Printing (2017)
Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University

DUO (2017)
Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University

Review (2016)
ODD ONE OUT, Hong Kong
AWARD(S)
OTHER INFORMATION
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