Zang Zong-Son's Search for the Mundane

Zang Zong-Son's Search for the Mundane

Soluna Fine Art proudly presents our group exhibition PRISM to celebrate the Third Anniversary of the gallery's relocation to the Sheung Wan district in Hong Kong. This exhibition is our biggest group show yet, comprising 17 artists who exhibited with the gallery before. PRISM will be on view from 11 September to 21 October 2021, with an opening on 11 September 2021 (Saturday), 10am - 6pm.
Zang’s works depict trivial moments of daily life through simple yet meticulous use of paint, colour, and composition. Her painting process starts from direct observation in nature or in the still life that she sets up in her studio.
As a perceptual painter, Zang Zong-Son (b. 1965) observes daily life scenes, objects, and people in her neighbourhood to decipher and translate such symbols and motifs into an artistic language. Zang’s creative process, in a way, is to search for light, in both a literal and metaphorical manner. She believes that ordinary yet beautiful events of life such as mundane objects or close friends radiate a unique aura and luminescence that can be translated into paint. Thus, Zang’s abstract landscape paintings and portrait works encapsulate the history of such landscape and her emotional and physical responses to it. To Zang, her abstract painting is a form of freedom, allowing her to deconstruct and reinterpret what and how she perceives. The way she improvises during the painting process can be easily seen from the spontaneous exchanges between the subject, the work surface, and herself. Zang's paintings are often inspired by ordinary places in Hong Kong, many in pandemic times. The artist embarks on a visual journey to hidden gems of Hong Kong that she has discovered, sharing with the viewers beautiful moments of nature and life.