Japan Impressions

I like travelling to different cities and capture the impressions of different cityscapes. Japan is a cool place for a signboard-lover like me. To me, painting a new, unfamiliar city is like learning a new language. It's about forgetting what you know, and admire what other cultures construct their cities and aesthestics. Painting cityscape is a way for me to learn about other's lives, their ways of thinking and living. By comparing cities over cities visually, usually, I can discover lot of surprises. Neon Nocturne, Toyko. 30x23.5cm acrylic on canvas 2020 I made these night city paintings after my trip to Japan last month. Because of the cold weather, I took pictures on location and then I

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Hong Kong, 2020

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