Luise Fong, Interplay


“There are a number of relationships that ‘interplay’ in my current paintings. The contrast between digital laser technology and hand-made, painterly-ness is one. When the fernleaf came into the work unexpectedly last year, this ‘cliched’ motif has led me to explore my feelings towards New Zealand and my ‘Chineseness’ represented by the use of lattice patterns. My use of the diptych format where two panels become one work also echoes themes in the exhibition.” – Luise Fong