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JADE
CHING-YUK NG

JADE CHING-YUK NG

b.1992, Hong Kong

Currently lives and works in London

Jade Ching-Yuk Ng exemplifies life experience as the main material, combined with different symbolic visual vocabularies, so as to find the gap between reality and virtuality. She has worked on various mediums to challenge the possibilities of creating paintings beyond paints. She depicts the fragility of a physical intimate relationship between herself and others. She is drawn to the sensibility of constant touches and separation among us. By reinterpreting traditional forms of symbolism, her work creates a new, ambiguous and obscure fiction. Ng's work craves attention of our loneliness, intimacy and emptiness in today's hyper-realistic world. Her theatrical work is a constant conversation between her inner self and the others to observe the fine edge of collision in reality and imagination.

 

Her soft, intricate works emboss the fragility of a physical intimate relationship between herself and others. Jade is interested in quoting the essence of touch and separation at a moment in time to depict a notion of loneliness, intimacy and emptiness. By exploring the possibilities of forms in painting, Jade conceives of her paintings as an assembly of her and others' body puzzles. Often revolving around personal travel experience, classical myth, alchemy, religious rituals and anatomy as references, Jade deconstructs their symbolism by attaching her own interpretation, and her symbols seem to depart from their literal connotations into an obscure and ambiguous fiction. The agency of framing becomes a gesture of embracing, defining actual and pictorial surrealistic space. The essence of modernist architecture influences how she constructs and adds odds to her composition in the picture. She develops them into printmaking, painting, sculptural painting and the most recent cut-outs and wood reliefs. Its theatricality encourages visitors to consider characters that are depicted in dialogue with themselves, whilst also considering the fine edge of collision in reality and imagination.

 

Ng obtained her BA at Slade School of Fine Art in 2016 and MA at Royal College of Art in 2018. She is a recipient of Cass Art Painting Prize in 2016 and Travers Smith Art Award in 2018. She was awarded the Abbey Major Painting Scholarship by the British School at Rome in 2018. Her work was commented on and published by art historians Katy Hessel and Kate Mothes respectively. She worked at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2014. Her work has exhibited internationally, such as Arusha Gallery (London; Edinburgh, UK), Matt’s Gallery (London, UK), San Mei Gallery (London, UK), Cornucopia Gallery (London, UK), Whitechapel 46 (London, UK), Siegfried Contemporary (London, UK), Assembly Point (London, UK), Horse Hospital (London, UK), CGP Gallery (London, UK), Canal Mills Armley (Leeds, UK), Video Pub (Jerusalem, Israel), Academia di Romania a Roma (Rome, Italy) . Part of her work has been collected by Penguin Random House.

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Exhibitions
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Post-me Generation:How to write about young artists

Alessandio Gianni、Chen Yingjie、Diren Lee、Etsu Egami、Gongkan、Hao Zecheng、Hou Jianan、Jade Ching-yuk Ng、Jia Yirui、Kitti Narod、Liao Man、Olivier Souffrant、Suntur、Wang Xiyao、Wendimagegn Belete、Yang Bodu、Zhang Zhanzhan

7.24 - 8.20, 2022

Beijing Headquarters Gallery Space

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Global Song

Marion Bataillard, Jade Ching-yuk Ng, Alessandro Giannì, Gao Hang, Hao Zecheng, Diren Lee, Rhiannon Salisbury, Ruby Swinney, Jessica Williams 

1.6 - 2.12, 2022

Hong Kong

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Selected Works