Creating impeccable balance between luminous colours and juxtaposed geometries, Lam reveals the innate beauty of the city, beckoning viewers to look past the mundanity of everyday life and reconsider the aesthetic and poetic revelations of urban phenomena.
Following the successful twenty-year retrospective in 2013, “Lyrical Journey” in limited edition prints, Lam Siong Onn returns this time with an exclusive series of original watercolours of Hong Kong.
Lam offers an alternative lens to appreciate the oft-neglected and multi-faceted charm of Hong Kong, revealing its innate beauty, beckoning viewers to look past the mundanity of everyday life and to reconsider the aesthetic and poetic revelations of urban and out-of-city phenomena.
Whether it is a panorama of the city bathed in the golden sunset, a steeply angled look at the skyscrapers in Central or a soothing view of the sea, Lam takes advantage of the textural diversity the medium offers and distills down complex sceneries into exacting geometrical shapes, a nod to his influence by Cubist art.
Using primarily flat brushes, Lam creates an impeccable balance between luminous colours and juxtaposed translucent geometries.
“Simplicity is the core of art and beauty.”
True to his belief, it is upon this very simplicity that Lam relies in the retaining of each iconic image’s core essence, all the while transforming its visually familiar experience into one with clarity, light and utmost elegance.