Are there any good painters in Macau? The answer is yes. Are there any famous painters in Macau? The answer can be different. “There are many skilful artists in Macau who are underrated. It’s sad but said Eric Fok, a post-90s Macau painter.
The first time most people heard the name Eric Fok was in 2013. The young Macau were selected to be exhibited Bologna Exhibition, a worldfamous art event. Being selected for is the highest honour in Now, he is one of few artists in .
Fok was born and raised in Macau. his childhood, watching on TV and reading the best entertainment for him. At that time, young Fok the characters of the by himself not popular as . Thanks a teacher middle school, he joined a sculpting summer school and met his mentor Mr Wong Kalong. “When I assistant Mr Wong, he taught me a lot and I got many opportunities to do mural paintings.” Mr Wong also influenced Fok’s future hope a artist My parents didn’t agree me at that time. Most parents in Macau want their children find a stable job. In order to find a , I chose Visual -Fine Art Polytechnic Institute. After graduation I be art teacher which is also a good job Fok .
junior year university was “At that time, I felt when I to decide direction of my life. I knew if I found a job after graduation, I might have much time to create. I wanted to build my portfolio before .” From then on sending his to different international competitions and achieved many results.
Paradise series is Fok’s , which has been touring in New York, Italy, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The selected artworks Bologna Illustrators Exhibition also from this series. In , the artist pre-treats the drawing paper with tea and acrylic to create an antique effect, which makes the painting look like 16th and 17th and are juxtaposed the dreamy and fantastical in works inspired by the past, the of .
“Around 20112012, I got a job mural paintings near was rapidly were many land-reclamation projects I really wanted to capture these moments drawing. These are social issues and history of a city. That’s why I want to show them on the maps. I want to express my ideas through my works to attract more awareness
This series is named with numbers, – 1557 a huge painting MGM Cotai. “I want to let audiences come up with their own feeling my works the paintings. I don’t want to impede their imagination the titles explained.
The artist doesn’t feel complacency about his success series. His creations reveal more his inner . “Drawing is an important way for me to express my ideas. , there are many different social issues, such as Hong Kong . These things will change, but I draw them on the paper then will Fok said.
to Fok Macau doesn’t have a mature art market. “Macau only has buyers not collectors. Collectors will an array of one artist’s works. For artists, it is important to have collectors he said “It takes time to develop. to nearby cities like Hong Kong, our economic advance started very late. still have hope.”
It has been six years since international events. Today, the artist admits, this is absolutely a his career, but it won’t be the highest peak of his . “My life goal is live on in international art history and I am trying my best to achieve Fok said.