Ivy MA 馬琼珠
Ivy Ma is a Hong Kong artist working in drawings, paintings, photography and mixed-media installation. Having studied fine art in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, she has held a number of solo exhibitions in Hong Kong. She was an Asian Cultural Council grantee in 2007 and she received Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, Young Artist Award in 2012. Her series of works 'Last Year' (2015) has become the collection of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) since 2020.
In 2007, I held a solo exhibition at the studio of my late teacher, Mr. Jerry Kwan. I still recall that he advised me to start working on artworks with big scale and big topics, in that way my works could get better chance to be exhibited and collected by the M+ which was coming on the way. Although my works has not been collected by M+ till now, I still go on creating works of larger scale whenever the conditions allow; or else, I work on small scale and I dig deeply into the details.
Horizontally, I work across mediums and topics; while vertically, I go straight into the materials and collect my thoughts. In the process of artistic creation, there is perhaps no need to rely too heavily on theory; instead, we should trust our bodily senses and time.
I hope to tell my teacher, Jerry, that in 2015, I created a series of 40 pieces of artwork, which were comprising of photography and painting works, and they are now collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Apart from Mr. Jerry Kwan, I would also like to express my gratitude to all the teachers who had taught me.
The work “Lily, gaze” (2011), the lily image was extracted from Morita Yoshimitsu’s “Sorekara” (And Then). The film-still was cropped and printed, then edited (by drawing tools).
Plane #11- #19
“Plane #11- #19” is a new work made in this year 2020. It is an abstract and formalistic work, with the emphasis upon materiality, geometrical formation and spatial arrangement.
面 #11- #19
二零二零年的新作《面 #11- #19》是純抽象及形式化的。重視物料性丶幾何造形與空間排列。
Self-portrait@2001: primary sentiment of subconscious reflection.