Vanessa Wong | Biography

Vanessa Wong is a practicing artist born and raised in Hong Kong.

Through her work, Wong explores the relationship between human desires and objects under the mechanism of consumerism. Wong’s watercolour and oil paintings integrate pop culture elements and powerful human desire centred around the contemporary world we live in.

Wong’s images of human anatomy fused with popular junk food brands are at once horrifying, fun, and recognisable to anyone who has undergone a serious craving. The Entity series contains an abundant amount of details, juxtaposing human organs with items that interest Wong, such as junk food, high heels, fashion items, machine components, advertising, and packaging. The series features clever pairings of consumer goods and human organs. The goods seamlessly comprise parts of human organs in extreme yet delicate portrayals of their inextricable role in daily life. Objects closely mirror the textures of the depicted organ - instant noodles replicate the thin wavy fibres of the stomach while M&Ms and cornflakes make up nodules of heart muscle.

Wong received her Fine Arts Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2012 and had also earned a Diploma in Commercial Design from the Chingying Institute of Visual Art in 2004, majoring the Graphic Design. Her works have been shown in the Urban Bakery Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction and Pao Galleries.