ABOUT

SUMMARY

Artist | Scenographer | Educator

 

Master of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Education in Arts

Founder of Artish | Hong Kong

 

2019 Exhibitions | 
International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture Prague Quadrennial | Prague

BIO

Travis Ying (英文瀚) is a multi-disciplined art practitioner. He has completed his studies and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His expertise in lettering illustrations, graphic design, stage design and performing, art education etc.

 

Travis is devoted to visual arts and has created his very own one-of-a-kind style of hand lettering - applying bright colors, bold lettering and pop art elements. His work is highly inspirational and puts an infectious knowing smile and reflection on everyone.  He

collaborated with different brands and organizations including tertiary institutions and commercial brands etc.

Travis worked as a teacher in visual arts for more than 15 solid years. His teaches  from kindergarten to tertiary levels e.g. BA, BFA, MFA.  He offer workshops for different organizations and renowned companies to do staff development training. 

 

His past work was awarded the best graphic cover design at the Lenovo laptop computer competition and he also collaborated with different organizations, including Artificer and Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service, on different projects. He has also previously partnered up with the 43rd Hong Kong Arts Festival Artists-in-residence Programme and the Art@School programme organized by Education University of Hong Kong and Po Leung Kuk to be a local artist representative.

He was invited by different organizations to do sharing and interview including deTour, TVB, Cable TV, RTHK, HKET, HK01, 100Most, Cup Magazine, Adfocate, etc..

STATEMENT

Talk with your inner-self.  Through art, through words, through everything.

Whenever art appears, love appears. and the purpose of art is to make a better world.

 

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” - Van Gogh

We live in the world, we take actions as human being.  Yet, quite a lot of those are indeed decided by subconscious minds.  I believe that part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings. 

My art in recent years is about love and care, give and take, persistent and let go which takes both me and my audiences to step back a bit, observe and reflect ourselves. Through art, we have a deeper communication with our inner-selves.  We deconstruct and reconstruct ourselves.  How often have we wounded ourselves by getting angry, fearful, jealous and vengeful?  How often have we been motivated by the inner voice?  Well, I feel like i am growing up, both physically and mentally. My art evolves me and to my audiences as well.

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child." - Picasso

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’?

EXHIBITIONS

2019  Joint-exhibition | International Exhibition of Scenography and Theatre Architecture Prague Quadrennial | Prague, Hong Kong
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
MR.BLUE

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.

MS. GRAY

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.

MR. KIM

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.

CONTACT

 
LET'S MEET AND GRAB A COFFEE!

Ying Man Hon, Travis. Based in Hong Kong SAR.

yingmanhon@gmail.com

www.yingmanhon.com


 

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