Objects in Ruins
From 2014 to 2016, Fung Ming Sum has created a series of paintings, about ruins and urban decays, under the theme, “Objects in Ruins”.
Fung Ming Sum believes that the left behind objects not only contain millions of stories and the old passions, but also reflect the coldness and leaving of their owners; and believes that most of the modern tools and objects are essentially different from the nature, forming an entire different power. She finds similarities among the objects and the states of her relationships while creating the artworks, and tries to support herself spiritually with visual elements. Via the paintings, Fung Ming Sum not only explores the horror and beauty in urban decays and ruins, demonstrate the distinct power of old objects; and express her condition toward difficulties with strong brushstrokes and vivid colors.
Meanwhile, the paintings “Objects in Ruins I” and “Objects in Ruins II” are held within the HKBU Academy of Visual Art Studies Collection 2015.