“Ki Lung Street Cloth Stall” (2015)
Gary Yeung is an organizer of Urban Sketchers Hong Kong.
HK Magazine: What made you start sketching
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.