Hong YiAKA “Red” is known for “loving to paint, but not with a paintbrush.” Using ordinary objects, such as coffee grounds, book pages, sunflower seeds and even socks, Red manages to morph, warp and mold these otherwise mundane materials into brilliant masterpieces. Her most recent portrait, Setting Fire to Adele, was created using fire, wax and a wild spark of imagination.
Red appreciates the beauty in the imperfections of life. Choosing a collection of mediums that promise no specific outcome, her projects are a constant experiment.
Be sure to check out her website, it’s a mind fuck……
Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata's series 'Fragments of Long Term Memory' sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”
Johnson Tsang's current series 'Open Mind' will be showcasing at beinArt Gallery in Melbourne, Australia later this year. The Hong Kong based sculptor has been featured on Empty Kingdom many times within the past few years. Dates to the show will be provided soon.