Jess, Lau Ching Wa, Hong Kong
Jess is a media and illustration artist born in Hong Kong in 1991. In 2008 she spent a year to attend the high school in South Italy. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong. Her works often contemplate the relations between animation and contemporary arts in general and she lays focus mainly on time and motion, accompanied with visual texture. This combination can create a delightfully poetic sense in her art. Her duo stop-motion animation with sound video work "The Fading Piece" is a subtle cry-out to mankind about the fading landscape of our town due to the ruthless urban renewal program. Jess has won various visual media art awards and the work was exhibited at the Hong Kong Art Centre, Art Basel and AAF Hong Kong in 2015.