Adrian Kay Wong

Adrian Kay Wong is a Los Angeles based visual artist whose paintings illuminate the everyday moments often overlooked. His work reserves a sentimentality for the quiet and ordinary settings of the everyday. His paintings isolate and encapsulate these moments, looking to examine the visual details and structures that compose them.

Wong was recently shortlisted for The Hopper Prize. 

ADRIAN'S EQUILIBRIUM

Equilibrium is…

Handling my extremes. For me, that doesn’t mean trying to equalize a push and pull of two opposites. It’s more three dimensional – like a ball on a table. As situations change, sometimes I need to work harder, or rest more, tilting and moving the ball toward one or the other edge. As long you’re mindful and, figuratively, keep the ball on the table, we can continually challenge ourselves and grow effectively.

The idea that you need to balance two extremes, one on one side and the other at an opposing end, feels wrong. You should overwork! You should sacrifice! But at the same time you should treat yourself and relax too. We can do both – don’t settle for the gray area in-between. “Jack of all trades, master of none”. Pushing our limitations and boundaries allows for improvement. I think we can still be happy while being comfortable with our own imperfections and shortcomings.

Signed,

Adrian Kay Wong

A DAY IN ADRIAN'S LIFE

SPECIAL MOMENTS OF EQUILIBRIUM

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