Jay Lau Ka-chun


Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac, 2020

Relief Print: Woodblock
105 x 40 cm each
Artist collection

Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection

Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection Jay Lau Ka-chun, "Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac", 2020, Relief Print: Woodblock, 105 x 40 cm, Artist collection


About the Artist

Jay Lau Ka-chun graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019, and received Hong Kong Open Printshop’s “Hong Kong Fine Print” award in the same year. He has taken up various part-time jobs, including as an art tutor, teaching assistant, technician, art mover, and temporary staff in the art field. After graduation, his art practice centres on printmaking. In his free time, he also creates sculptures, moving images and photography—with video works being his favourite. He enjoys using imagery, texts and symbols in his art, and select materials and mediums depending on contexts and issues.

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About the Exhibit

Human often uses animals as metaphors to document, mock, condemn, and reflect on events happening in human society. People of different times and cultures often use unique languages to express their experiences and emotions through stories of animals. In the 21st century, we are living in a global village with advanced information. Growing up in Hong Kong, where politics and culture intertwine, how does one tell the story of this city through the lens of animals? In “Reality and Story: 12 Chinese Zodiac, Jay Lau Ka-chun shares his experiences and emotions for the past ten years in Hong Kong through combining imagery, text and symbol.


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