#1: "222" (Story Of That Bad Boy 2015 Who Was Not After All
Such A Very Bad Boy), 40" x 37", Oil on Canvas
#2: Rosy (Embrace), 38" x 29", Oil on Canvas
#3: "Stoop", 30" x 40", Oil on Canvas
Adrian Kay Wong’s paintings present encapsulated moments displaying a focused lens on the intimate, familiar, and human connection.
Wong explores the interactions between negative space and figure, segmenting surfaces with shapes that are collectively representational, but independently function as abstract forms. By exacting a flatness that forces ground and figure on more equal planes, Wong levels the attention between primary subject and contextual elements.
The paintings are distinctively personal through the portrayal of narratives often sourced from his own adolescence. By investigating these sentimentalities with a deliberate and measured simplicity, Wong attempts to glorify the ordinary and reimagine the everyday.