“With the rapid development of society, many things were obvious from childhood. As the times have changed, things gradually disappear from people’s sight.”
“Do you remember the gadgets you used to play with when you were a kid? Remember the different smells of the candy you ate?”
“Where are the memories passed down from generation to generation?”
“The space for Children’s development is limited, and they lose their ability to create for themselves. Even so, origami itself is not just a work of art, but a kind of 'complex.'
“It is not an easy task to take the time to make finished works and deliver them to loved ones. Even after years of hard work, we are still working hard to create, deliver and communicate.”
Perhaps this is what Andrew wants to take us back to take a closer look.
Andrew Pang’s exhibition will be on show starting January 12th at Shout Black Label at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay
SHOUT Hong Kong's largest urban art gallery
Shout Gallery focuses on a large diversification of art and is committed to international promotion at the artistic level. Shout is advocates supporting the Hong Kong local artist community as well as overseas. Shout has a large range of art exhibitions, classes and events and also features spaces in Hong Kong and Singapore and more to come !
Andrew’s outlook has the feel of a businessman as well as a talented artist.
It is inevitable that the question of the interview is why Andrew relates to being a paper folding artist as well as partner at the interior design company Yoo Design Asia.
Andy: During my childhood memories, my parents were always very busy. They would give me some pocket money, in which I would use to buy a piece of paper. The papers I bought would open up a new world for me. That’s how origami became a part of my practice.
“At 13 years of age, I joined a Hong Kong Origami Competition and won that same year. “
In 2000, Andrew published his first Origami Guide, which had an overwhelmingly response and sold 25,000 copies.
Andrew’s work includes a series of cartoon origami based on traditional Japanese birds and kites, as well as recognized characters Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, Spider-Man, etc.
Andrew is an advocate of environmental protection.
He wants to give children a simpler and more innocent feeling in his 'meaningful' origami art creations, so that their childhood will no longer be filled with just plastic toys. Our childhood should be filled with traditional roots like handmade approaches instead of just buying plastic ready-made toys.
“Do you still remember the feeling of making all kinds of clay, crafting, carpentry, and weaving when you were young? Remember the feeling of innocence?”