Decomposition. Impressions. Ukiyo-e is an exhibition presented by JPS Gallery of works by Hong Kong artist Chino Lam.
Chino’s work often sees the artist breakdown and reassemble objects to make them his own. In the present Ukiyo-e themed work, Lam decomposes two of his favorite Ukiyo-e masterpieces and recombines them through his recollections of the art. The artist’s oeuvre has often included ink-splash effects driven by movement, power and emotion; and it is also this which inspired the present work The Impression of Great Wave.
Chino also produced a bronze sculpture inspired by another of his works Samurai Fish’s Emotion. The fish’s seemingly calm appearance marks a stark contrast against its inherent eagerness and anticipation to meet life’s every challenge.