Title: Same Line Twice 25 Dates: June 18 – 22, 2020 Location: Wai Pong-yu’s studio, Wong Chuk Hang Participants: Hung Fai, Wai Pong-yu Tools and materials: unsized xuan paper, black and color ink pens, crayons, watercolor pigments, Chinese brush, colored pencils, compass, metal ruler, rocks.
For the first time in Same Line Twice, the artists tackle color as a primary problem. In Wai’s overly air-conditioned studio, they huddle together in jackets and blankets, surrounded by a large array of crayons, color pencils, and various pigments that recall their earliest memories of drawing. Working side by side on a small square sheet, which has no predetermined orientation, they rotate it from corner to corner as they iteratively construct map-like and architectonic forms and negotiate their irreconcilable approaches to color. For example, in Wai’s understanding, Hung is satisfied with the tonal gradation of ink alone but indifferent to polychromatic harmony or contrast, or the emotional and expressive value of color. Wai thus feels compelled to nuance Hung’s color lines.