Testimonials

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“Our Art Bridge programme invites artists in Hong Kong to showcase their works which are inspired by the dynamism and diversity of the city. We unveil to you our community artist exhibition by Monique Lai who makes an unflinching statement and deep dive into the beauty of Hong Kong. The photographs are a visual feast of the most traditional and yet bold culture of life aspects of the city.” -Hotel Stage

RÊVANT DES RÉVOLUTIONS

“Colorful images of the beautiful Eugenia Yuan in a range of enigmatic positions, from vertiginous to placid.   The allegorical portraits, expressing emotional states, are painfully objectifying, yet strangely personal.” -PS Bookshop

“Focusing on a single subject, the actress Eugenia Yuan, in a breathtaking collection of awkward and challenging poses in nature, Lai infuses her subject with a sensuality which is both immediate and mysterious.  Her earth color palette, combined with state-of-the-art production, create a seamless and satisfying presentation.” -DNA Gallery

A proud native of Jamaica, Lai began her career as a photographer in an unexpected way.  Her newest series features the actress Eugenia Yuan and represents the artist’s most personal work to date. -Frexh Shanghai

Influenced by the french song, ‘Les Regrets’ by Alain Souchon.  “For this collection I wanted to inspire courage.  I wanted to showcase a person at their lowest point, rising, and being stronger than ever; the underlying subtext here is about survival.” -Red Elation Gallery

PORTRAIT OF JENNIE

“Filmmaker Monique Lai gets behind the lens and tells her stories through photographs in a unique style.  Inspired by the 1948 film Portrait of Jennie, this series acknowledges the depth of urban planning and highlights the architecture and landscape of Hong Kong.  We join Jennie as she transforms into the different boots wandering around Hong Kong, in a quest to find the one.” -Lane Crawford

PRIVATE PROPERTY

“Lai tints & treats her erotically-charged figures as though they were irradiated, suggesting fallout and aftermath; the passing of innocence.” -DNA Gallery

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