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Exhibition showcases how artist blends Eastern and Western influences

By Lin Qi | | Updated: 2017-09-18 15:50

Exhibition showcases how artist blends Eastern and Western influences

Macao-born artist Ng Sio-leng's paintings and videos are now on show at a solo exhibition, Flowing Light, at Beijing's Riverside Art Museum. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Ng is inspired by Macao's sea views, and especially the scenes of beach sands being washed away by the sea.She is also inspired by dancers‘ movements.

In her works, she shades and layers ink blocks to show how a dancer's body and long sleeves turn and twist.

When she started learning ink painting at 16, Ng preferred combinations of black and white.

However, the turning point came 10 years ago when she was commissioned to do a public art project at a Taipei hospital. Then, she had to cover a long wall at the hospital with her paintings and was told that rich colors were needed cheer patients up.

"The undertaking seemed difficult because a good arrangement of colors is never easy," she says. "But after I completed the work I realized how much I loved colors."

Ng attributes her evolution as an artist to being exposed to a competitive environment.

In Beijing, she focuses on digital paintings and video installations.

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