Gary Ye­ung

“Ki Lung Street Cloth Stall” (2015)

HK Magazine - - COVER STORY -

Gary Ye­ung is an or­ga­nizer of Ur­ban Sketch­ers Hong Kong.

HK Magazine: What made you start sketch­ing

Hong Kong?

Gary Ye­ung: I was born and raised in Hong Kong. Over the years the city has been chang­ing re­ally quickly, with many old build­ings de­mol­ished. I have so many emo­tions and mem­o­ries for the city, and so I wanted to record them—tan­gi­ble or not—through my sketch­ings.

HK: What do you want to show through your art?

GY: Some­times when I walk by tourist spots like Tsim Sha Tsui, I see post­cards that show a very touristy im­age of Hong Kong, like junk boats—it’s not real! That’s why I want to show the real side of Hong Kong with my sketch­ing: Old or new build­ings, so­cial is­sues, streets and al­ley­ways—some­thing that’s unique to Hong Kong.

Check out Gary’s sketches at stu­dio­g­a­rio.blogspot.hk.

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