Suet-sum Lai, “Anyway The Wind Blows”

Suet-sum Lai will present “Anyway The Wind Blows” at the Spéos Gallery, 7 rue Jules Vallès 75011 Paris, from January 14, 2020 to February 21, 2020.

Opening of the exhibition: January 14, 2020, from 6pm to 9pm.

On a planet where no-one seems around, my mind is swallowed by the mountain ranges and glacier masses. Even though I am forgotten by the world, anyway the wind blows, like a poem, like a song, it is telling its story of being forgotten, and also wandering without resting. While listening to it, all of a sudden, I feel the time stops and at this same moment, I am back to a place where the world doesn’t exist.

Three series of works combine “Anyway The Wind Blows” – all of which were taken in Iceland with different atmospheres and experiences. “Dark Island” is about hope in the darkness, whereas “Sound of Silence” and “Pastel Dreams” are the reflections of the inner-self of the photographer, and the state of mind she is looking for.

Suet-sum Lai is a photographic artist who is inspired by the pure state of nature. She extends this to art themes she is interested in, including time, childhood, memory, identity, dreams, reality, vanities, the visible and invisible, consciousness, sub-consciousness, as well as the different states of mind in daily life. She hopes to bring out a sense of silence and poetic feeling from her works.

After graduating from Spéos Paris Photographic Institute in 2013, she continued living in Paris for another 5 years, focusing on her living, learning, observing and condensing. She returned to her hometown, Hong Kong, in November 2017 and has continued her art creation ever since.

In April 2018, she attended KG+2018 of Kyotographie and held  her first solo exhibition.

In July 2018, she was selected to attend an Artist Residency in Baer Art Centre in Iceland.

In the same year, she was awarded winner of WMA Open Photo Contest in Hong Kong.

Her works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Iceland.

Suet-sum Lai is a Spéos Alumna 2013 from the European Master of Professional Photography in 1 year, specializing in Photojournalism and Documentary.

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