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Likkle Gallery Presents
Mercedes Ng


Mercedes Ng

April 26 - May 10, 2022.

Artist Statement

“Recollection is a series of paintings that explore my identity as a “Hong Konger” and a commentary on the unsettling situation of my home. In this series, the seemingly colorful and playful tones of my work are a product of the feelings I have towards the memory of my home, juxtaposed with what it has now become. Old restaurants, street markets, newspaper stands, neon signs, busy roads. They are commonplace in Hong Kong, but they also represent politically sensitive events that have happened over the years. I imagine people under such political instabilities, many are forced to censor themselves and cloak their true beliefs. Eventually, someone as modest as a fruit seller may need to seek cover behind a painted mask, like people participating in the Cantonese opera.”

Instagram: @mercedesng_art 


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