Acknowledgement for Excellent Youth Designs | 嘉許優秀新晉設計
Showing great support to the Macau Y Show since its launch in 2016, it has been the third consecutive year for the Design Council of Hong Kong (DCHK) to partner with the Macanese organiser Chiu Yeng Culture Limited to promote youth design power and good works. Rather similar in nature to our「DesignXcel」exhibition, yet with less emphasis on the collaborative spirit, the Macau Y Show is an annual event to award design excellence of design graduates of the year in several major disciplines around the world.
This year, DCHK has nominated 5 emerging young design talents from various Hong Kong design schools to participate in the Macau Y Show, all of their designs were showcased and exposed to the public at the Regency Art Hotel in Macau during 11-14 October. Jonathan Lau’s photography work provides the much needed tranquility in the hustle filled metropolis.
Unlike many other photographers who like to highlight the vibrancy and cyberpunk-esque when dealing with the metropolis subject matter, Jonathan reduces all distraction of colours down to the single colour – white. The play between light and shadow, the micro textures of building surfaces and the repetition of architectural features, had all become abstract visual elements under the lens of Jonathan.
He has travelled around Asia to find the suitable architectures that constitute his collection of photographs. Under the strong influence of minimalism, Jonathan created a world through his lens where geolocation is no longer relevant, but a parallel universe in which only architecture exists and is appreciated on its own artistic merit.
LAU Siu Ching, Jonathan
Chiu Yeng Culture Limited(Macau Y Show 2018) 澳門「Y 設計展」2018
Savannah College of Arts and Design(SCAD) 薩凡納藝術設計大學