Adrian Kay Wong, ‘Sundress and Slippers (Reading)’, 2017, CMA: Benefit Auction 2017

Adrian Kay Wong
Adrian Kay Wong’s paintings present encapsulated moments that display a focused lens on the intimate, the familiar, and human connection. Wong explores the interactions between negative space and figure, segmenting his surfaces with shapes that are collectively representational, but independently function as abstract forms. By exacting an extreme flatness that forces ground and figure on more equal planes, Wong also levels the attention between primary subject and contextual elements. The paintings are distinctively personal through the portrayal of narratives that are often sourced from his own adolescence. By investigating these sentimentalities with a deliberate and measured simplicity, Wong attempts to glorify the ordinary and reimagine the everyday. Wong was raised in the east San Francisco Bay area and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

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About Adrian Kay Wong

American, b. 1991, based in Los Angeles, CA, United States