One house is shadowing ( protecting ) another-a gesture of love; the two lovers are in great happy mode and then radiating positive energies rising up to the top of the canvas, as if they are reaching the heaven. There is nothing around them since they have got all they wanted from the world, that is staying together for ever
Each small house is a member of the group of people. There are a lot of them, yet they are close together and supporting one another, sharing a peaceful life together
The two lovers have been together for a long time and have been collecting sweet memories together. I painted the memories as strips and make sure they won’t get lost. I want this painting to become a mirror on it’s owner’s wall and let them see themselves as the houses and the memories in the painting now belong to them.
All Images Are © PETER CHUNG
PETER CHUNG Artist Bio
Born and educated in Hong Kong, Peter has been working as a full-time artist in Toronto since 1996. He is the founding member and former instructor at the Hong Kong Institute of Visual Art.
Peter has won numerous awards for his works in advertising and oil paintings. A strong background in graphic design has led him to develop a style of painting that is rich in color and reveals a strong balance of form and composition.
Peter’s previous works’ subject matters ranged widely from traditional still-life to various landscapes , floral and figurative. Now Peter paints simple houses to represent people. It all happened years back while Peter was painting ‘ housescapes ‘ and probably due to feeling homesick, he suddenly saw them as friends and relatives.