Lot 128 - Caroline Wong - Magnum
Lot 128 - Caroline Wong - Magnum
Lot 128 - Caroline Wong - Magnum

Lot 128 - Caroline Wong - Magnum

Acrylic and Pencil on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Caroline Wong’s work responds to traditional, restricted representations of East Asian women. For Wong, subverting these ideals is the essence of her practice. Her beginnings, as an artist, lay in more traditional forms of portraiture, yet, as she has grown, she has nurtured the epicurean side of herself, moving towards more excitable, expressive mark-making driven by a hedonistic desire for fun. She likens creating to eating. In both, she becomes consumed by the moment of pleasure, detaching herself from the world. The final image presents a hot, sticky portal of pleasure and the senses. The scintillating heat of her portraits is a visual representation of this joy and decadence, whilst also being reminiscent of the chaos and colour of Southeast Asia. Whether depicting female friendships or obdurately exhibiting female pleasure in food, her work is a joyful push-back against tradition, celebrating the beauty in excess. 

 

Education 

 

2019-2021  
 
Masters in Fine Art, City and Guilds of London Art School, London  
 
2016-2018  
 
Diploma in Contemporary Portraiture, The Art Academy, London 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

2022 
 
Angels with Dirty Faces, Ojiri Gallery, London  
 
Artificial Paradises (solo), Soho Revue, London  
 
Cats and Girls (solo), Soy Capitán, Berlin  
 
Go Figure!, Daniel Raphael Gallery, London  
 
À la carte, Tchotchke Gallery, New York  
 
Eat Drink Man Woman, 180 Strand, London  
 
Lotus Eaters, Indigo + Madder, London  
 
Friends and Family, Pi Artworks, London  
 
In the Land of Cockaigne, Quench Gallery, Margate  
 
2021  
 
ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London  
 
MA Show, City and Guilds of London Art School  
 
Drawn Out, Drawing Room, London  
 
Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London  
 
2019  
 
Society of Women’s Artists 158th annual exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London  
 
2018 
 
Society of Women’s Artists 157th annual exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London 

 
 
Prizes  
 
Drawing Biennial Bursary Award (2021)  
 
Liberty Specialty Markets Art Prize (2018)  
 
Society of Women Artists’ Derwent Special Prize for Materials (2018) 

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