KANNY YEUNG

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Kanny Yeung, Flower Power, 2022, Oil on canvas, 50x40 cm

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Hong Kong based artist Kanny Yeung started studying data visualization during her time at Parsons the New School for Design in New York. It was there that she cultivated an interest in mapping layers of quantitative and qualitative information into informative yet emotive stories. 

Through painting, Kanny channels her energetic experiences both in the natural world and from introspection. She started painting detailed oil landscapes and skyscapes, first showing her work in Australia in 2019, and in Hong Kong in 2021. Since, she dove into experimental techniques, often with cathartic repetition, on a journey to express the infinite spectrum of emotions. Find her admiring the vivid sun set, meditating in rockscapes, obsessing over a colour and abstracting shapes of water. Regularly rotating the canvas as she works, each painting presents alternate perspectives like a mirror reflecting back epiphanies, once in a blue moon even transformed into poetry. 

Through painting, 
  I channel from more dimensions than three. 
  Sensing with the sixth, 
inhaling energies in my gravity— 
  from spirited people, evolving nature, 
and the glowing in between.  
Like learning different instruments 
to make different sounds, 
  I am on a journey to translate the infinite 
spectrum of emotions.  
Find me admiring the vivid sun set, 
  meditating in rock-scapes, 
obsessing over a colour, 
abstracting shapes of water, 
  —and most recently delving into the alchemy 
of cathartic repetition. 
Weaving a cocoon of solitude around me, 
  an entrance framed in curiosity reveals a budding 
metamorphosis. 
Reviving play— 
letting gravity do the painting, 
sprinkling Mica for iridescent shimmer, 
a bewitched audience of colour coalescing— 
delights in drip, dot, dash and blur. 
I am currently unraveling the ambiguous boundaries between 
  chance and control, turbulence and harmony, 
  the ethereal and uncanny. 

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Kanny Yeung, Attract, 2021, Oil on canvas, 122x91 cm

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Her recent duo show Wild Things (2022) begins to unravel the ambiguous boundaries between human and nature, chance and control, turbulence and harmony. Reviving play—letting gravity do the painting; sprinkling infusions of Mica for iridescent shimmer; a bewitched audience of colour coalescing—Kanny is currently evolving her oil painting technique into delights in drip, dot, dash and blur. 

Kanny Yeung, Volatilize, 2021, Oil on canvas, 102x76 cm