For me, “Art” is a way of promoting the healing, growth, and wholeness of individuals.
All my works are my self-portraits: they reflect the inner part of me and give me access to examine my feelings, my thoughts, my experience, my conditions – my life. I strive to overcome fears and embrace discoveries and changes. I do think that my endeavor is pretty analogue.
Each era generates its own languages to synthesize the spirit of the time. Computer technologies change the way we process the world, creating new space for exploration and transformation of consciousness. Digital media is the tool that I used to establish new parameters for seeing and comprehending reality.
I treat my works as the sum of construction and destruction. Digital technology provides the best flexibility for such kind of working concept and process. I consider my works as the outlining of a mental space. They develop as I work. I experiment straight on the screen, until it looks like planned, or until it gets to the point where I can say that the construction is right. In the end, the color I take away from here turns up there, the shape I destruct turns up to be part of other objects...
Man, Chi Wah is currently an Assistant Professor in the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University. He is an interdisciplinary artist and educator working at the intersection of art and technology. He holds an M.F.A. in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media from Pratt Institute. His work has been shown in a number of art events and exhibitions internationally, including the New York Digital Salon, Bishkek International Exhibition of Graphic Art, ASCI's International Digital Prints Exhibition, International Digital Art Awards, aniGma - International Festival of Digital Imaging & Animation, SIGGRAPH, Common Ground and Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Award Exhibition.