HAYNIE SZE
In the lapse between everyday footsteps, we find ourselves as contradictory yet coexisting beings - within the repressive comfort of discipline, and the imprisoning capacity of space. We define space, yet are framed by its settings. Our flesh inhabits our senses, but our spirit desperately wants to become an exile of its bodily limitations. Under the control of the highly regulated social construct, and daily commodities can both be a symbol of power and a spiritual outlet. Within the duality of stability and threat we face, and across the vague boundary of the real and the virtual, we attempt to look for a way forward under the constant struggle of the body and mind. Then at one particular moment, we discover in the mist, what Carl Jung said in The Red Book, "Life is an energetic process like any other. But every energetic process is in principle irreversible and therefore unequivocally directed toward a goal, and the goal is the state of rest... Becoming and passing away is the same curve."

This is not an asylum we are in. This is LIFE!

Haynie Sze Wing Yee is a Master of Fine Arts graduate, Chinese University Hong Kong.
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28 Sep, 2021
10 Chancery Lane Gallery is proud to present our 10th edition of HKForeword, which hosts a selection of new art from Hong Kong from recent university art graduates, both local and overseas. This has been a tumultuous year with Covid-19 spawning just after the momentous year of Hong Kong protests. However, the artists of 2021 are moving forward and getting on with their lives in a noteworthy moment the world over. Here we can see them shine. We are honored to present Chan Ho Wang, Fok Wai Chung Chantal, Florence Yuk Ki Lee, Eugene Lun, Masahiro Nakamura, Anton Poon, Henry Poon, Haynie Sze, Tse Man Hei Aaron, Bonny Wong Hiu Ching and Mufasa Yu.

Since 2012, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is devoted to offer a first gallery exhibition to emerging Hong Kong artists and support the local artist’s community with the annual HKFOREWORD exhibition. The exhibition encourages fresh art graduates to pursue their career as a practicing artist and provide them the opportunity to connect with both the local and international art community.

Uncertainty was already a part of the lives of these students where Hong Kong’s politics took a historical shift. The further uncertainty of the global pandemic has shaken their lives and the world over. It has been especially tough for this young crop of artists who had to adapt to work from home, online and without proper working space to make their art. It is especially wonderful to see what a strong and resilient group of young people who have continued and created incredible artworks, regardless of their circumstance. The artists in Hong Kong got on with their works and created a strong display of art that encapsulates their preoccupations, angsts, ponderings, reflections, observations and memories of this time in their lives. What is so special about this exhibition of HKForeword is that it is the foreword of what comes next. And what does come next for this generation? Graduating from university and making their first steps on their journey in life continues with unpredictability.

Chosen out of over 50 applicants we are proud to introduce 11 rising stars on the Hong Kong art stage. Artists in the show are recent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree graduates from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University-School of Creative Media, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School, The Academy of Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University and Australia National University. The diverse group of artists and artworks selected this year include paintings, sculpture, video, prints, new media and installations. The audience is invited to engage with the new crop of creativity, originality and passion from the local art graduates through the exhibition who have struggled to complete their degrees amidst school closures due to Covid-19. We are proud to salute the class of 2021 for their wonderful and outstanding perseverance during a very tough year.