LIVING HOLLOW COLLECTION
An expression of formless functionality
An examination of mobility
Between the black and the argentine of commodity.
Within the limits of the formlessness, Hugo Yeung transforms neutral geometry into physical expressions of mobility in form and sound; functional ornaments made for the moving eye. The minimalistic articulations between the interior and exterior within each creation is incidentally enhanced by the effect of changing perspectives to give decorative personality. This is the concept of “Living Hollow” where every motion of the exterior is an invitation to examine the hollow interior. When the vacuum within becomes worth closer inspection, the “Living Hollow” collection provides us with an opportunity to observe the gross unity of form.
Hugo is like the jewellery he creates: reticent but introspective. Perhaps such are qualities developed in juxtaposition to the resonant context of Hong Kong. Here, jewellery is conceived of as an object with the dimension of character -encompassing an emotional journey from the void, to form, to permutations through changing light reflections of the metal material. The harmony of kinetic progression in tandem with the skilful handling of natural energies of the metallic, play together to reflect a satirical imagery akin to urban life set in the silver-line skyline of Hong Kong. Vigor and the individual eccentricity of Hong Kong arise from the sum of seemingly mindless quotidian acts of urban inhabitants..