Emily Lau‘s works retain fascination because they are polycausal — they are densely packed — like a conglomeration of different attractions. Complexity has become Emily’s hallmark ever since she moved to France. Her new works escape logic and commonsense and enters a world of childhood visions and dreams. The Night is a knockout! It’s like a mischmasch of late night fairy tales through the eyes of a theatrical set designer, a mélange of metaphors that are both enchanting and melancholic.
The unattainability of space and her innocent longing for other worlds continue to charm us, like in Fly Me To The Moon. Don’t miss her rendering of The Happy Prince, based on the story for children by Oscar Wilde, a heartbreaking classic about generosity. We find her sketches particularly witty, especially In The Box and we’ve never seen anything else that mixes humor and tragedy quite like I didn’t mean to hurt you.
Emily Lau was born in Nanjing, China and grew up in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, one of the top art schools in China. Emily is known for her intentionally ambiguous images, often containing satire about how we live today. Complex social issues are rendered in an ironically whimsical and bright tone. Her paintings are loved by collectors worldwide: in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Singapore, Taiwan and more. She is currently based in Caen, France.
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