Fluid Maze: Wan Chai

6 February - 13 March 2024

WOAW Gallery is proud to present “Fluid Maze”, a group exhibition showcasing the works of eight distinguished local artists – Hector Chan, IV Chan, Dony Cheng, SSAN Hui, Mandy Lau, Florence Yuk-ki Lee, Wong Ka Ying, and Wu Jiaru – as they experiment with different mediums to question the meaning of “seeing”. Whether they live or grew up in Hong Kong, the artists are all connected by the city. The essence of Hong Kong is embedded in their works as they each weave their individual experiences, forming a maze of their consciousness in an interplay between each artwork and the bigger picture. The group exhibition “Fluid Maze” will be on view on February 6 – March 13, 2024, at the gallery’s Wan Chai location. 


The term “fluid” refers to a lack of fixed shape. Like liquid, it is floating, formless, and freely flowing. In the realm of art, we try to stay afloat by grasping at ideas amidst a sea of deeper connotations and interpretations as we seek to find the “correct” answer. But like liquid, art is not anchored to a single thought – it is an endless flow of ideas as it fills and takes the form of the space it occupies, presenting various meanings forever in flux. Instead of finding the “true meaning”, “Fluid Maze” encourages visitors to simply enjoy the experience of seeing art. Let the art carry you to no destination, and simply allow yourself to be lost in the maze.


In an experimental interplay of various visual media, “Fluid Maze” explores the possibilities of seeing art through the unique perspective of eight Hong Kong artists, seeking to capture the collective experience of a city’s generation with the subtle details of daily life. Not all of the artists were born and raised in Hong Kong, but the city holds a special place in the growth of their creative practice. Each of their works represents their own story – offering both a direct and indirect dialogue between them and the city, the artists record different narratives of humanistic stories through portraiture and landscape with painting, installation art, and video.