From About Page — Quiet Conversations — Vinn Wong:
Vinn started painting as a way to record his life in ways that words couldn’t. With a rocky childhood and also problems with self-acceptance, many deep emotions were bottled up and painting gave the artist a way to let it all out.
“It was like writing a diary knowing that nobody would be able to read your secrets, and it eventually became my one safe place to express my deepest insecurities and doubts.”
After years past by, Vinn’s art now always comes from a good place in his heart.
“It had helped me through the rough times and had given me a voice that comes from love and positivity. Painting has become a way for me to materialize verses of my life no matter good or bad into something beautiful.
1...How would you describe your style? How has your style evolved over time?
Vinn: Abstract expressionism works are often distinguished for their impulsive traits. I was like that when I was younger. My works were gestural and full of impulses. Now however, my works are much more delicate, thought out, and meticulous. The way I like to paint requires much more patience. Each piece takes over a month to finish and I think this is majorly reflective of my maturity as a person.
2...What are you trying to communicate through your art?.
Vinn: My art always comes from a good place. I’d like to make people fall in love with colour by putting it front and center in my works. My works are also about discipline. Each piece requires meticulous blend work that is both time consuming and requires the utmost patience.
3...What is the one item you use in your work that you couldn’t do without?.
Vinn: I couldn’t go without my tissue paper for painting. I started painting with unconventional tools because I couldn’t afford a good brush. I was frustrated with how bristles kept coming off and so I started painting with other things. At first, it was a feather I picked off the road. Then it went on to spare sponges from my mother’s kitchen… even hammers…and now tissue paper.
I’ve been using them for so long that it has become a huge part of what I make. I’ve developed a touch and feel for them and now. The softness varies from type to type each giving a different look and I’ve been bringing colour to life with them ever since.