Jade Ching-yuk Ng (1992) is a London-based artist from Hong Kong. She obtained an MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art (2018) and a BA from The Slade School of Fine Art (2016) both in London.

 

Ching-yuk Ng has exhibited internationally, with some of her most recent shows at the Cornucopia Gallery and San Mei Gallery in London (2020). She has also been awarded the Travers Smith Art Award (2018) and the Cass Art Painting Prize (2016).

 

Ching-yuk Ng is an interdisciplinary artist whose soft, intricate works embody the fragility of a physical intimate relationship between herself and others. She is interested in capturing the essence of touch and separation at a moment in time, which she explores through the depiction of the human form. In her work, bodies may appear both as compositional elements and as the compositional frame upon which a larger scene takes place. Either way, they are forms that trash, leak, contort and come together in a puzzle-like fashion, while inhabiting a world seen through the lens of Ching-yuk Ng’s interests in classical mythology, alchemy, religious rituals and anatomy. 

 

Most of her pieces stand out for their materiality. Their relief is emphasized by the agency of her frames, which operate compositionally and metaphorically as a gesture of embracing, of defining actual and pictorial surrealistic space. These works are made in a variety of media ranging from printmaking to sculptural painting. With a palette that combines muted tones with neon hues, these works have a formal and chromatic vitality, which within the context of this show metaphorically represents the seasonal transition from Winter to Spring.