Joe Chan

b. Hong Kong. Lives in Hong Kong

I was born in rural area in Yuen Long. When I was small, I lived in a traditional Chinese house. On rainy days, I looked at the expansive view of the surrounding area and listened to the sound, ‘ding ding dom dom…’ on the tiled roof. It is simple, natural but also relaxing. That’s what inspired me for this work. ‘Jing Ting’ is not only about nature and sound but also about desire. The world is too noisy, too fast and too complicated...let us listen to the beauty of the landscape in tranquillity.

Joe Chan completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2009, and is currently a Tutor for the High Diploma of Fine Art (sculpture) at the Hong Kong Art School.

November 2011