Hoi Lam Au - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Thursday, July 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Phillips x Design Trust Charity Auction
    Phillips is delighted to offer a special curated selection from lots 217-230 with Design Trust, an initiative of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, as part of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Hong Kong Day Sale.

    富藝斯香港 x 信言設計大使慈善拍賣會

  • Provenance

    Osage Gallery, Hong Kong
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2015

  • Catalogue Essay

    Au Hoi Lam is part of a new generation of artists from Hong Kong inspired by their own intimate life and create highly autobiographical works. Abstract paintings with faded and pale colours typically represent Hoi Lam’s style and practice. They display the repetition of organised patterns on the canvas and embody the influence that Foucault had on the artist. Her paintings are quietly elegant with nuanced variations of colours with almost obsessively made patterns. Au uses pencil, which reveals traces of the drawing process as clues of her personal life. These paintings are created as a visual journal with fragments of daily life. Memorandum (December 2014) shows a faded map of Hong Kong Island. It manifest a psychological state as a citizen after the Umbrella Movement in the autumn 2014. Au declares, “My paintings offer me an opportunity to reflect on my own sensibilities towards life, a constant reminder that alternates between a gentle caress and a weak sting."

Kindly donated by the Debbie Lo Creativity Foundation in support of DESIGN TRUST CHARITY AUCTION


Memorandum (December 2014)

signed and dated 'Au Hoi Lam [in Chinese and English] 2015' on the reverse; further signed and dated 'Au Hoi Lam [in Chinese] 2015' on the stretcher
pencil and acrylic on linen
122 x 90 cm. (48 x 35 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2015.

HK$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$68,750

Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020