“Somniloquence” is a series of latest artworks is the artist’s exploration in colors during the past two to three years. Tong Chong, who has turned over forty years old now, said that there was an absence of bright colors in his paintings previously. But as he entered middle age, he seemed to reach a new comprehension of colors in his works.
He has chosen to use Chinese traditional painting pigments, because the colors of plants and mineral pigments are more natural, and the use of colors is combined with traditional paper-cutting art. Using bamboo fiber paper as a medium, which provides more advantages in coloring and preservation, he paints, does coloring and collage in the process.
Tong Chong’s exploration of totems has never stopped since he was a teenager. His painting style never drifted to other mainstream culture, he has dedicated himself to exploring the plasticity of turning reality into patterns and images, which also led him to the path of sculpture art.
The current exhibition of Tong Chong, organized by the Macau Art For All Society, is the first part of the exhibition series of “Perpetual Impermanence” for established artists in the annual planning of 2020. The exhibition “Somniloquence” – Works by Tong Chong is his 11th solo exhibition, showcasing 22 pieces of his latest and selected artworks, including five sculptures, and the rest are paintings.
When: May 9–June 7, 2020
Where: AFA, 4F Art Garden, 265 Avenida Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Macau
How much: Free admission
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