Emily Hung is a Hong Kong-based printmaking artist. Hung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with an Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Hung’s obsession with refined details dates back to her earliest childhood. The beauty in them is so unique that it has never ceased to fascinate her. In her case, working on details, far from to painstakingly stick to a set of rules, means, by drawing and etching on the copper plate meticulously, to deliver the beauty of lines.
The Japanese book “Truth in Fantasy” discusses a belief which claims that, as long as human beings find their faith in the existence of animals or objects, this deified existence can transcend human beings (sentence doesn’t make sense). With delicate lines and tonal gradations in intaglio prints, she imagined herself as animals from folktales, and extends the destinies of these animal gods.
In Japanese mythology, Amaterasu is the sun deity. Because of work and emotional pressure, she had to retire in the depth of a cave allowing the monsters to escape and dive into the world of darkness. The other deities united their strengths to hers in order to bring back balance to the universe.
In the three works exhibited here, Hung takes the personality of Amaterasu in order to narrate her tale: life in troublesome times, where we all can feel overwhelmed by difficulties and obstacles.