Hong Kong Artists to Watch: Andrew Luk – What We Know!

Hong Kong Artists to Watch: Andrew Luk

In a firmament glowing with creativity, what would usually have been the colossal job of figuring out creative stars price observing has been made simpler now that — for higher or worse — everybody’s been grounded. We zone in on 12 native skills, from rising to established. Right this moment, Andrew Luk tells his story.

Andrew Luk / Photographer: Alison Kwan

I grew up in Hong Kong and have lived right here for about 25 years. I’ve at all times loved making issues and interesting my curiosities, no matter how esoteric they had been. Nevertheless, it wasn’t till highschool that I realised artwork could be the right self-discipline during which to mix these attributes.

At a look, my web browser tabs embody matters such because the anthropocene, historic pearl farming in Hong Kong, isopods, fridges, troubleshooting for PlayStation 2 and a few artist-residency web sites.

My work is multidisciplinary and incorporates sculpture and set up artwork, however generally additionally consists of video or images. My themes revolve round destabilising and entangling ideas of nature and tradition, human and non-human, the private and collaborative, via exploring historic narratives, ideological superstructures, and speculating on potential futures with a consideration for deep time.

For me, artwork acts as each a mirror and a lens via which to handle and perceive the human situation. The artist accomplishes this via making work, via contributing to discourse, via studying and reflection and thru viewers constructing. In essence, an artist must be extremely delicate and responsive, in order to do the required issues that most individuals don’t place worth on however could also be keen to be moved by.

Over time, the artworks I make have turn out to be bigger and the manufacturing course of has turn out to be extra sophisticated. I have a tendency to vary up how my work is made as a result of I consider artists have an obligation to answer the instances they stay in – for which a flexible skillset and data of supplies is vital.


Luk participates in a two-person exhibition at Boogie Woogie Images this month, a digital residency primarily based in Minecraft with Videotage. He’ll exhibit a number of works at Artwork Basel with Blindspot Gallery.