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Gaudy colors, cartoon-like figures, tightly interwoven anecdotes—Wong Ping’s retro-pop fairy tales are not as harmless as they first appear. In his video animations, the artist exposes the darkest facets of a changing society. Embedded in atmospherically charged spaces and underscored with monologues of disarming honesty, his videos address themes of suppressed sexuality, interpersonal …

Gaudy colors, cartoon-like figures, tightly interwoven anecdotes—Wong Ping’s retro-pop fairy tales are not as harmless as they first appear. In his video animations, the artist exposes the darkest facets of a changing society. Embedded in atmospherically charged spaces and underscored with monologues of disarming honesty, his videos address themes of suppressed sexuality, interpersonal relationships, and political constraints using a pictorial language that abounds in black humor. In doing so, Wong Ping draws on impressions from his childhood and youth in Hong Kong.

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