Matthew So (b. 1998, Hong Kong) interacts with his paintings as complex, living entities. He produces intuitively, projecting rich mental landscapes onto his canvases. Colour and form simultaneously wrestle and coalesce in his oeuvre, attaching to different feelings and symbols in each work. Using heightened abstraction, he illustrates diverse psychological conditions, reflecting various formal, mental, and even real-life relationships and states of ambiguity. So understands visual language as an expression of the unspeakable and indescribable, affirming the power of his paintings in communicating internal feelings and psychological circumstances beyond spoken word. So’s practice transmutes the traumatic, transforming buried emotions into fields of luminous saturation.
BFA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2018-2022
2022, Sahara, que será será, The Art of CUHK 2022: The B.A. Graduate Exhibition, Art Museum, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2022, Anonymous Mumbling, Solo Exhibition of So Chiun Him Matthew, CUHK, Hong Kong (Solo)
2022, What Are We Now, Joint Exhibition of Leung Lok Yu Valerie & So Chun Him Matthew, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, Li Hao 8 Lau Wui, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, <~~E..ssS.·•.c..A,,/P...e >, The Art of CUHK 2021 Undergraduate Exhibition, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, Caress the Divinity, The Art of CUHK Undergraduate Exhibition, CUHK, Hong Kong (Group)
2021, That Sex Show, CUHK , Hong Kong (Group)
2021, Manimal, CUHK , Hong Kong (Group)
2020, Stay Home Residency Round 1, Stay Home Residency, Online (Group)
2020, Wildart Festival, Experimental Public Art Event, Online (Group)
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