Kwong Man Chun’s surreal paintings attempt to confuse the viewers’ perspective by mixing sceneries and people from the past with modern settings, creating an ambiguous and nostalgic yet playful atmosphere on his canvases. In his oil painting Hang Cen Ling and Tenement House - the Ming fiery sunset, the artist superimposes his former residence in Huang Cen Ling, China with his present home at a tenement house in Hong Kong, with the greenery of Huang Cen Ling blending seamlessly with the interior settings of the tenement house. Kwong’s creative process serves as a ritual for his gratitude towards his root, with each element in the painting echoing with one another and encapsulating the artist’s sentimentality and nostalgic reflections.
Kwong Man Chun graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. Distilling his studies of Chinese aesthetics, Kwong Man Chun found his own artistic language that fuses various elements of perspective, ambience, mirroring and weather as his devices to examine metaphysical issues in his works. Kwong had also been to Hokkaido and Beijing to participate in artist in residency programmes. He is also active in participating in different art projects, including Art is on Cow Project (FilmAid Asia, Hong Kong, 2017), Art Bridge Project (Hotel Stage, Hong Kong, 2015). His works have also been featured in exhibitions held by various art institutions, including, "Moonlit Dancing" (Contemporary by Angela Li, 2023), "Dear Me", (Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, 2022), 藝象萬千 - 渝港青年藝術交流展 (Chongqing Art Gallery, Chongqing, 2020), F.F. (Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, 2018), "The Aerial Actor" (Wave Farm, New York, 2018), 6 Hong Kong Artists (Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, 2018), Journey (Sagra Gallery, Melbourne, 2017) etc. In 2009, Kwong was also nominated in the second-round selection of Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award.