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  • Writer's pictureSally Wong

Paying tribute to Asian modern Artists

I met Iris in an oriental themed shoot last year. She came across as an independent, stylish and forward-thinking female photographer who carries a distinctive photography style. As a prior florist herself, we understand the power of using flowers as a language, which enabled this collaboration on modern-art-inspired floral arrangements . As florist I have seen many other projects connecting ancient art paintings from the West with flower arrangements in oil canvas settings. This sparks me to put a spin on the idea by paying tribute to Asian contemporary artists whose names rise to international arena in the recent decade . Like painters use brushes (computer brushes in modern day terms) to express themselves, I use flowers as a medium to pay tribute to these rising stars in the world of arts . Yayoi Kusama is a conceptual artist famous for her iconic bright coloured polka dot installations around the world. Inspired by the renowned yellow pumpkins, I created this arrangement featuring yellow roses, freesia, craspedia and oncidium that highlights the intensity of colour .

Yue Minjun is a contemporary Chinese painter. Renowned for the pink portraits of himself in various setting frozen in laughter, his cynicism, rebellion and attitude clearly contributed to his rising fame.

Tse Yim On is the Hong Kong representation of quirky contemporary art. His works are characterised by a strong connection with the local culture. Using the method of deconstruction, he brings together elements from our daily lives and resembles them in an innovative manner. This particular art piece features local public housing and old Kai Tak take-offs in dynamic and vivid colours of Hong Kong in the 1970s.

Photography: Studio Oak

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