Jade Ching-yuk Ng - New Now & Design Hong Kong Sunday, November 26, 2023 | Phillips
  • “I was particularly drawn to the figurative Roman or Soviet mosaics, but I also found them similar to my childhood experience because of their flatness. My work consists of many body disembodiments. These plasticky body parts are reproduced, cropped or disjointed by lines or plane surfaces just like the structure of a mosaic that is being distorted.”
    — Jade Ching-yuk Ng


    Jade Ching-yuk Ng's artwork, Unparalleled Horizon, captures the spirit of Jade Ching-yuk Ng's artistic vision—a landscape where the physical and metaphysical, the real and the surreal, the individual and the universal merge into a harmonious and thought-provoking symphony of colour, form, and concept. Colour plays a pivotal role in this composition, where the artist demonstrates a Symbolist flair for intuitive colour harmonies that imbue the work with emotional resonance. The hues are vivid and rich, constructing a space that is at once both romantic and mysterious. 


    Featured in her solo exhibition GUSH at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, the piece delves into the multifaceted relationship between water as a symbolic motif of human emotions, and how they are experienced in life. Two figures are depicted with an ethereal grace, their forms are stylized with geometric fragmentation, a nod to Cubist influences, where the play of light and shade on their angular limbs gives the impression of a multi-dimensional space. 


    Installation view of the present work (centre) at GUSH, 15 December 2022 – 16 January 2023, Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong


    The title of the exhibition, GUSH, is a narrative thread that binds the collection, highlighting the versatility and interchangeability of both water and emotion. Water, in its infinite forms, thus becomes a recurring character in Jade’s exhibition that flows from one canvas to the next. In Unparalleled Horizon, the setting is an enchanting seascape, bathed in the warm glow of a setting or rising sun. The atmosphere bridges reality and fantasy, drawing the viewer into a contemplative space where the boundary between the external world and inner consciousness seems to dissolve. The backdrop features archways that open to the sea, with subtle aquatic elements like fish and bubbles integrating the theme of water as a life-giving and ever-changing force.


    Jade Ching-yuk Ng elaborating on her solo exhibition, GUSH, where the present work was exhibited.
    Video courtesy of Tang Contemporary Art


    Born in Hong Kong in 1992, Jade Ching-yuk Ng is currently based in London, UK. Ng's educational journey is deeply rooted in fine arts, having pursued a Fine Art Foundation Diploma from Central Saint Martins Art & Design in 2013, a BA from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2016, and an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2018. Additionally, she spent some time in Jerusalem at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in 2014. Some of her solo exhibitions include Comfort in Discomfort at Ronchini, London (2023), GUSH at Tang Contemporary Art, Hong Kong (2022), and It's (kind of) a love story at Natasha Arselan, London (2022). Jade has been recognized for her artistic prowess with awards such as the Cass Art Painting Prize (2016), Travers Smith Art Award (2018), and the British School at Rome Abbey Major Painting Award (2018).

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Hong Kong, Tang Contemporary Art, GUSH, 15 December 2022 - 16 January 2023


Unparalleled Horizon

signed, titled and dated '"Unparalleled Horizon" Jade Ching-yuk Ng 2022' on the reverse
oil on canvas
199.7 x 220.2 cm. (78 5/8 x 86 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2022.

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HK$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$304,800

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Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2023