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Elaine Chiu

b. 1996.  Hong Kong.

Hong Kong post-90s artist, a Fine Arts major at the University of Hong Kong. Elaine Chiu’s works reflect her individual relationship with the

fast- paced urban culture in Hong Kong through landscapes and cityscapes. From her perspectives, the artworks reveal personal sentiments that merge with the hustle and bustle of the metropolis.


Being inspired by her empirical point of view, art creation for Elaine represents a very personal and free process, recorded by the rich colors that capture the moments of intense emotions. With watercolour as a primary medium, its airy brushes of transparency promise enrapturing images in a mystifying and bewildering eras. To her, painting is not only an exploration in the microcosmic portrait of the city, but also a journey of soul searching.


Collaging the City 拼貼城市, 2016, Watercolor on paper, 50cm x 70cm

By combining the realistic street images with watercolor rendering, she explores the intertwined relationship between observation and sentiments, and projects the city through her eyes and soul. 

Graham Street Market 嘉咸街街市, 2017, Watercolor on paper, 38cm x 56cm
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