Afa Annfa : Questers and the Tables

 

Afa Annfa
Questers and the Tables

Opening reception:
27 Nov 2020
13:00 - 20:00

Public Open:
28 Nov - 30 Dec 2020
11:00 - 19:00 Mon - Sat
11:00 - 17:00 Sun & holiday

Venue :
Shops 218-219, 2/F, Landmark Atrium,
15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
香港中環皇后大道中15號置地廣塲中庭2樓218-219號舖

 

This exhibition is my review and reflection on what happened at the beginning of 2020. This year is destined to be an unusual year. The new year started with a global standstill. For the first time ever, the whole world was shut down. We began to keep social distance with others, isolated and confined in our own bubbles. But even in the life of solitude, Questers never stopped exploring. They are still seeking adventures from the world and beyond, finding knowledge, truth and philosophy that eventually formed a connection that is beyond physical.

As a result, their Tables became the starting point of the journey. The place of gatherings and witness of our joys and sorrows became the temple of newfound knowledge where creativity and humanities flourish. But perhaps most importantly, it became a space for meditation and connection to our inner selves. Finding the spiritual paths for the mind to equip ourselves for the ever-changing world. In this sense, the Questers are not alone, but instead, united by the same actions and values, joined together in a fight for the betterment. Like the Questers, we are isolated yet connected, just as the world was stopped, but it never ceases to be moving forward.

 



AFA ANNFA

Hong Kong | B.1983

Afa Annfa is the one of the emerging stars in the local art scene. Her works probe the complexities of human emotions and our connection with one another, capturing tensions between the human psyche and worldly materials.

Afa approaches painting with her visceral meditation and observation that evoke sentiments and feelings. Her practice recalls the style of Japanese Ukiyo-e and irregular comic, depicting figures that seem to be fictional in an atmospheric environment yet remain to be substantial and grounded.Through images adapted from popular culture, Afa creates narratives and a unique language to manifest her inner visions.

Afa was born in 1983 in Hong Kong. She earned a BA from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before becoming a full-time artist, she worked in one of the biggest advertising agencies in Hong Kong. She enjoyed a successful career as a commercial illustrator collaborating with international as well as local brands and musicians. In 2018, Afa was awarded the CreateSmart Young Design Talent Award from the DFA Hong Kong Design Talent Award. She is also a founding member of Eaton Workshop. In 2020, Afa started to gain more momentum and recognition by participating in various charity auctions including the Extra Ordinary Exhibition with Karen Leung Foundation at Phillips, and the HKAGA fundraiser event at Christie’s.

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