Over the past four decades, Hong Kong painter Yeung Tong Lung has explored various techniques and mediums. Since the 1990s, he has worked primarily in oil, and then around 2000 he returned to a specific form of figurative painting. While Yeung’s paintings have remained largely figurative, they are not completely realistic or naturalistic. To Yeung, his theme has always been ‘painting’ itself. He paints people and the objects around him: the everyday scenes and sensations of Hong Kong, or more precisely, the neighbourhoods within his city—North Point, the Western District, and Kennedy Town.
Mute Pianos: Forty Years of Paintings by Yeung Tong Lung features over 170 paintings by the artist, accompanied by interviews, reflections, and critical reviews. This book was co-published with the University Museum and Art Gallery at The University of Hong Kong, as part of the Standart series.
- 376 pages. Full-colour. Softcover with fabric jacket.