Hong Konger, 1989
Painting is for me purely a means of self-presentation, a process of transforming my observations and internalizing it as creative inspiration. I am seeking my own spiritual satisfaction with poetry. For me, self-expression is often tinged with loneliness.
Looks are not the most important and distinguishing features in my art — which is perhaps to say, looks are not what’s important about a person. I view people through color. Every portrait needs different colors. The pigments represent my current feelings and mood. I use my own mood to get to know and define a person I paint. My mood forms a basis of the work.
Observation. Memory. Imagination. These are the most important problem in my work.
At the end, I just try to fulfil my ambition through art and creation.''
Norris Yim lives and works in Hong Kong.