Adrian Kay Wong

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

In my work, I observe the intimate and familiar by depicting daily life in isolated, encapsulated moments. Composed with a deliberate and measured simplicity, my paintings preserve a stillness that feels familiar, sentimental, and serene. I often employ a visual alliteration that arises in the basic construction of my shapes, repeated forms, and recurring motifs. Not only does this repetition of form allow for individual components to fit together quite naturally, but it also develops a larger narrative through modular elements. The puzzle-like aspect of the arrangements is intensified by a flatness that subverts the usual perception of depth in the relationship of figure and ground. This ambiguity of visual hierarchy levels the attention between primary subject, contextual elements, and abstract color forms. My paintings are distinctive in their sensitivity to the quieter, more mundane, and sometimes even melancholic settings of the everyday. I attempt to reveal the inherent beauty in these scenes that are often overlooked—the sedentary, the subtle, the unnoticed.