b.1987, Hong Kong. Lives and works in Hong Kong
Kong Chun Hei’s Brick (2014) is clearly not the stack of bricks it resembles. The lack of colour alone gives the game away. But are these bricks as rough as real bricks? As heavy? By paying meticulous attention to objects we usually ignore, the artist invites us to do the same. By changing the form and context of those objects, he prompts us to rethink our habitual assumptions about them. His work has no great meaning, he says: his aim is just “learning how to see” in an age when “the only thing certain is uncertainty”.