• ARtist Biographies

    Featured Artists

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    Sacha Yasumoto

    Sacha Yasumoto is hard to pin down to a single identity. A Cheshire native who spent much of her adult life in Japan before settling in Hong Kong, Yasumoto calls many places home. A chance conversation with her son in 2018 lead her to the underground world of urban exploring and from that time on she was hooked. Now you can find her frequenting tumbling mansions and crumbling industrial buildings, camera in hand as frequently as she once spent time in a boardroom or an office chair.


    Yasumoto’s photographs evoke the memories that linger in the spaces she explores. She craves the thrills of uncovering poignant beauty amidst decay and invite the viewer to contemplate their brevity of life, the passage of time and their place in the journey.


    Yasumoto is an advocate for the arts. Her background in design has given her a fantastic eye for composition and detail. She is a leading force behind the Yasumoto Scholarship Foundation, a director of the Australian Museum of Design and an accomplished public speaker, covering venues from TEDX to Soho house and the HKILF. Her first solo photography exhibition was at the Asia Society in 2022 and her first book Loved then Abandoned was published at the same time. Yasumoto is also instrumental creating the mysterious Dangerous Dinners. She is a founding member of Grey Walls Gallery.


    Sacha Yasumoto can frequently be found (trespassing) in places of dubious structural integrity around the world.

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    Michelle Copini - Copini Photography

    Michelle Copini's interest in photography, started at 14 when she inherited a Pentax from her father. One photo she took that summer is engraved in my mind: a pair of worn out leather workers boots discarded in a scorched field in Yugoslavia. She was, and still is today, immediately attracted to the warm, monochromatic colours, the textures and the story it tells of bygone days. To her these forgotten and disintegrating objects and the patina of old wood or peeling paint, represent layer upon layer of stories and show the ephemerality of live. They evoke within Copini a drive to capture them through photographs, consolidating their history.

    Copini focuses on small details in her photos, aiming to expose a different view in an almost abstract way: it’s not about what you look at, but what you see.

    Copini often focuses her lens, not on landscapes, but on subtle dream worlds within patinas in alleyways and dripping down walls. By augmenting these images with small figures, she imitates the features of landscape ink painting.

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    Rachel Psmith/senselessart

    Rachel Smith likes to play with light and with paint - oh and fabric too. Actually she likes to play with a lot of things which is why, her social media persona portrays her as a hot mess. But she’s a hot mess like an overflowing container of fresh cheung fan is a hot mess, slathered in sauce and perfect for a snack. She isn’t cheung fan though, she’s a person, with rages and emotions conflicts and desires just like anyone else. Now that she has written this artist’s biography, she’s also a little hungry.  


    When Smith’s body started to betray her after her lifespan cycled past 480  months, she picked up her brush and drew a portrait of her rage, slightly singeing herself in the process. Speaking with other ladies in the same predicament, she gathered stories of their own struggles against their meat suits and painted them into life. There are few things as invisible as a middle aged woman, so she painted them big so they are hard to miss. 


    To alleviate feelings of frustration, Smith likes to cut paper. Which is acceptable in any society and a totally natural thing to do no matter what anyone says. Regardless, her work is unique, bold and damn good - even if she does say so herself. Carpe Diem.  

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    Shan Luk

    Born in the colonial years of Hong Kong, Shan Luk chose to study psychology in her first

    degree, hoping that it might answer the many questions about life, mind and existence.

    Throughout the years, she continues her search for these answers.


    With her talents in working with a vast diversity of materials, she started sewing during her

    teenage years (grandmother being a self-taught tailor, mother being a seamstress), and

    moved on creating jewellery and accessories. In recent years, she focused on porcelain,

    glass and metal as creative media.


    Since her first solo exhibition held in 2019 (supported by ADC), the concept of healing as

    represented by ju china mending technique became a signature of her work.




    2016 年接連的手術帶給我身體及心靈的挑戰,也促使我藉此機會去捕捉我對破碎與修復瓷


    2019 年的個人藝術展覽,我展示了修補自己和修補物件之間的聯繫。在準備的過程中,通過





    這個發現旅程從威尼斯穆拉諾島跟Lucio Bubacco大師學習玻璃藝術開始,然後延續於跟王







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    Simon Shingleton

    Simon Shingleton is a British born, Hong Kong based artist. Shingleton is particularly interested in the human form and our intertwined identity with past and future selves. When he creates his images, he is reaching beyond the observable physical manifestation of a single person and depicting the potential of the person as well. 


    Shingleton creates using permanent media, holding a shape in his mind while he sketches, avoiding the temptation to erase. He feels this makes him accountable to the present, allowing his hand to be guided by the instinct and emotion of the moment and the forms before him. Using this method, Shingleton can approach his figures with honesty and intention. 


    Shingleton is primarily self taught and currently works full time in the finance industry. His artwork allows room for him to express beyond the confines of his all too regular working life. He engages in the local art community and regularly attends life drawing sessions around Hong Kong. He is the father of four rambunctious children and they and his adored wife often feature in his work.