Richard Winkworth's mug is a take on a traditional blue and white ceramic willow pattern depicting his unique interpretation of contemporary scenes of Hong Kong. Winkworth has exhibited across the world including Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA and the UK. Born in India, he has spent for most of his life in the Far East and now spends his time between Hong Kong and the UK. Richard was educated at Brighton University and Chelsea School of Art, UK and in 1991, was awarded the Spectator Magazine Art Prize, First Prize.
Magdalen Wong's work focuses on discovering alternative perspectives and experiences for everyday objects, often interpreting their shape and packaging as "scores” or codes for potential actions. Her mug has been taken from a video piece recently exhibited in Osage Kwun Tong Gallery. Wong received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has performed and exhibited in the United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, and Sweden. She currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
Cary Kwok's mug is entitled Plumage’ and is a study of how people have adorned their hair through the ages. In May 2012, Cary exhibited with Herald St at Art Hong Kong and will show solo at the end of the year in London. Kwok is a Hong Kong born, London based, artist well known for his exquisite ballpoint pen drawings. He is represented by Herald St Gallery in London and has exhibited internationally, including Galerie Emanuel Perrotin, Miami, Attention to Detail curated by Chuck Close at FLAG Art Foundation, New York, Rude Britannia at the Tate Britain, London, Taro Nasu, Tokyo and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich.
Lam Tung Pang uses both traditional and non-traditional materials to produce pieces engaging with ideas of memory and history. His mug depicts a tiny scaled model of a man, reading a newspaper, in front of window patterns a detail from one of Tung Pang's major art piece, The Youngest and Oldest, 2011. Tung Pang studied at Central St. Martins, UK and has been awarded numerous scholarships and awards, including the prestigious "Hunting Art Prizes Young Artist of the Year”, U.K. and the HK Contemporary Art Biennial Awards. He has exhibited worldwide.
Lam Wai Kit is interested in the relationship between individuals and their surrounding circumstances reconstructing images and daily experiences in order to search for the notion and representation of identity. Her mug depicts images of Ravenna and Hong Kong and is entitled Divided Minds 44. Kit studied at CUHK and Goldsmiths, London and works in Hong Kong in the medium of photography, video art and sound. Showing internationally, she has taken up residencies in Norway, Portugal, Spain and Germany.
Chow Chun Fai is an artist, a tai-chi practitioner and comes from a family of taxi drivers, which has fueled his fascinated with the city's urban landscape. Inspired by the lost art of film hoarding painting, which uses commercial enamel paints, Chow's mug is a reproduction of one of his paintings of an iconic Hong Kong taxi. Graduating with multiple awards from the CUHK, Chow Chun Fai is an active member of the Fotan Artist Village.
Ho Sing Tung is interested in literature and movies her paintings are often maps of personal journeys, both real and imaginary. Her mug depicts political figures around a reversed personal map of Hong Kong and is a commentary on the ineffectiveness of government. Ho Sin Tung was trained at the Fine Art Dept of CUHK. She was born and brought up in Hong Kong and has shown widely in Hong Kong, being represented by Hanart TZ Gallery.