My last work before leaving yesterday, Foxglove, 150x150cm, oil on cnavas.
Recent interview with my thoughts on HK....
Apologies for not blogging for a while, life gets in the way sometimes..
So I've left HK. It's been a rollercoaster.
OK, not leaving forever but at least long enough to gain some perspective.
It's odd how that perspective changes exponentially over the hours as one crosses the world to arrive here, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan Island. As HK recedes, my mind fills with ideas and clarity.
Anonymous and unfamiliar, with no schedule is quite refreshing for me. In HK life is frantic and the pace and urgency of it all can leave one unfocused, distracted.
It is cold here but the sun is out and bright blue skies take the edge off the chilly air. My mission here is simply to breath after an intense year of activity with the formation of Future Industries (thefutureindustries.com) the production of my solo show 'Laughing With a Mouth Full of Blood', the building of 'Hope and Glory' in Beijing, production of the 'Traces' exhibition for Stanley Wong, installation project with Lane Crawford and the production of a book of my work soon to be launched with Louis Vuitton and on and on.....
As if that wasn't enough I had to relocate as my apartment of ten years is set for demolition. I renovated my studio and that has become my temporary home. I won't get into my love life but needless to say it's been...colourful.
I plan to work here over the next month, will be interesting to see how the city seeps into my work. While I'm here my bro Daniel Wu is here with me making a movie, so I'm not all on my lonesome. I expect to be inspired by all that NYC has to offer, the galleries and museums being the priority of course.
I've sold a lot of work here recently, even in this awful economy, so will be interesting to see what's going on in reality.
Will go explore over next few days and report back!