I have a Beautiful World Becasue I Love You: Works by Tse Yim On

Mar 21, 2003 – May 26, 2003
Para/Site Central
Hanart TZ Gallery
2/F, 5 Queen’s Road Central

Tse Yim On


For the past five years, Tse Yim On has been creating ‘artist books’, and more recently has been focusing on ‘series paintings’. His acrylic paintings and photo transfers take inspiration from contemporary popular culture and reflect underground aesthetics such as the red light district, Japanese bootleg AV, category-four VCDs, alternative comics, etc. The 2-D works, always presented in a 4-D (3-D plus time) format, is an investigation of the role and significance of the ancient medium – painting – in this contemporary age of multimedia.

This Exhibition is shown in two parts over the course of two months, beginning with I Love You, Two in April, and finishing with I Love You in May. Both are described by the artist as ‘hidden-4thDimension artist books’, and while the former documents the ‘traces’ left by love, the second part heralds a ‘beautiful new world’.

Tse Yim On was born in Hong Kong, where he continues to live and work. Between 1998 and 2001 he received a BFA and an MFA, respectively, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1998, he earned the Urban Council award from the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and in 2002 was invited by the Hong Kong Art Development Council to be their Art Adviser. His works have been collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and by private collections.


More materials are available to view on site at Para Site. 

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The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



press release (2003/ex_4/box 20/4)