March 2011 – Hilly Yeung

FINE ARTIST & SCULPTOR

Display Objects to Die For: Paper 2005-2008

Objects to Die For, Paper. 2005-2008

One of the many great things to being an artist is that art making is an outlet that feeds the thoughts in our insatiable minds and turns them into something tangible. When I see an image in my head, it drives me to capture it in whatever form possible. For me I need to turn these obsessions into things that I can touch. Perhaps because I equally love art, craft, fashion and design, I find myself constantly playing them into my work. I see my work as a form of a sculptural diary that sometimes reads like a poem, sometimes like a news headline, other times like a witty joke. Some people see imaginary people. I see ordinary objects in imaginary situations.

As artists, we are always asked for the raison d’etre in our work. Mine is found in the everyday space and objects. Look at your shoes, your table, or a crack in the wall. The most mundane objects can be converted into something beautiful and thought provoking. You can see more of my work here:  http://hillyyeung.webs.com/profile.htm

作為一個藝術家最美妙的一件事就是:藝術創作給我們永不止息的心各種想法,並讓我們把這些心緒轉化成某種具象的東西。當我在腦子裡看到一個影像,我就會用任何一種可能的型態來補捉它。對我來說,我需要將這些纏繞著我的影像變成能夠用手碰觸的物品。或許是因為除了美術之外,我也喜愛手工藝、時尚與設計;所以我不斷地玩弄這些元素並把它們放到我的作品裡。我把自己的作品當作一種雕塑日記,有時候讀起來像首詩,有時候像則新聞頭條,而許多時候則像是有趣的笑話。有些人把藝術家看作是有想像力的人,我則是將普通的物品放進想像的世界裡。

人們總會問身為藝術家的我們,創作的理由。我的理由就是那些日常空間與物品。看看你們的鞋子、桌子或是牆上的裂隙。即使最尋常的物品都能夠轉化成某種漂亮且激發思考的東西。你們可以在這裡看到我更多的作品:  http://hillyyeung.webs.com/profile.htm

"Weekend Table" PVC, wooden table, stainless steel, 2004

"Homeland Security Blanket" Newspaper, 2004

Left: "Love Me" polyurethane and synthetic hair, 2004; Right: "Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" synthetic hair embroidery on shower drain, 1 of 7, 2002

2 responses to “March 2011 – Hilly Yeung

  1. beautiful work. Love the concepts, interpretations, sexual connotiations (table). More, more!

  2. Eric Desnoyers

    Wow! What a kinky table. Definitely one of a kind… Nice work, Hilly!

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