Theatre Stage Designer
Master of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Education
2015 Hong Kong Illustrator Association - Associate Member
2015 Lenovo Laptop Graphic Competition - the Best Artwork Award
2015 Illustrator - MingPao Smarties’ English - the Chatties - World of Arts
2014 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival - Local Artist
上年英氏為明報Smarties’ Power English 繪畫專攔插畫；另參與Lenovo機身創意設計比賽並成為優勝者及與不同機構包括Artificer及Flaming Frango等有不同類型的藝術合作計劃。另於2014年獲邀參與由香港藝術發展局與7A班戲劇組策劃社區文化大使計劃《本土型格風之香港本色-香港出色》的聯展。
Ying Man Hon, Travis was born and raised in Hong Kong since 1980s. Ying has completed his studies and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in theatre stage design from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2015 and was graduated from the Hong Kong Institute of Education majoring in visual arts in 2007. Ying is working as a freelance artist now whose expertise in illustrations and graphic design, theatre design and arts education.
Ying is devoted to visual arts education with 8 years solid teaching experiences. In 2014, he was invited by the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival Artists-in-Residence Programme to be the local artist who collaborated with Paper Cinema, renowned artists from UK to organize and execute art workshops with targeted secondary students. Besides, He used to organise and teach different art classes targeting people from youths to adults. He used to be the judge of an open comic competition for junior kids. Ying also collaborated with different organisations in art-related projects including theatre stage design and visual arts. In 2014, Ying co-exhibited his work with other artists in Jockey Club Creative Arts Center.
Recently, he won the price of best graphic cover design of Lenovo laptop computer competition and he is the illustration artist of Mingpao Smarties' Power English, by collaborating with Jeffrey CHAN, the author to introduce arts and cultures to primary school students.
Whenever life appears, art appears. Painting is just another way of keeping a dairy.
The greatest weapon against fate is our ability to choose. Therefore, I choose to use bright colors in my works and adopt media channels like acrylic and computer graphics to display and celebrate the everyday bliss in our life.
Art and texts both play an important part in my life, fulfilling separate but complementary needs. This is exactly how Hieroglyphics were created: from observations, images and paintings to words. Life, writings and art are, eternally, closely related.
My creative works are often simple, direct, and are stirred from my everyday life. My attitude towards creation is about talking as clearly as I can, without having the need to uncover any obscure subtexts. This is how I create. This is how kids create. Why don’t we just enjoy the plain simplicity in art and be proud to say, ‘Yes, I am superficial’?
2016 Joint-exhibition / "Dialogue with Graffiti" / Amphitheatre, HKAPA, Hong Kong.
2015 Joint-exhibition / "香港本色" / JCCAC & Shatin, Hong Kong.
2007 Joint-exhibition / "出爐" / Cattle Depot Village, Hong Kong.
INTRODUCING MY KIDS
Blue has a pair of very beautiful blue eyes. He is very energetic since i have adaopted. He keeps on meowing for food anytime and he jumped everywhere and breaks everything at home. He is very curious, sometimes naughty.
I admit that i love Gray the most as she is the very first cat that i adopted. She is very elegant and a professional social butterfly. Every friend of mine loves her very much and is definitely qualified as a "pet". Everytime when i eat and work, she will jump on my table and lay over them.
Kim and Blue were adopted at the same time. He is a very shy kid i.e. i have to pay extra care to him. He got sick all the time and i had to take him to the vet for different surgery. Now, it's gettong better and he likes to sleep with Blue all the time.
LET'S MEET AND GRAB A COFFEE!
Ying Man Hon, Travis. Based in Hong Kong SAR.
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