I was really attracted by the strong graphic composition of this little stall. The bold red stripes of the canopy and array of traditional red lamps, buckets, and plastic bags really caught my attention as I walked by.
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Nicknamed "Monster Apartment" a cluster of 5 apartment blocks tightly packed together with two central courtyards. Though it has such a name it actually has a friendly neighbourhood vibe. Small stores line the covered corridor. You can often catch kids playing badminton or riding their bikes while the elderly enjoy a lively game of majong. Curious travelers love to climb on the middle platform for a spectacular view.
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An art therapy session working in partnership with a professional autism consultant, “Storybook of Abby” is a colourful interpretation of Abby’s values, interests and aspirations. The open book references her love for writing and is an inviting gesture to showcase her enriching world to others. More than just a simple self portrait, a cast of whimsical and colourful creatures reflects many dimensions of Abby.
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I love the energy and vibrancy of Hong Kong. It is a technological and commercially driven world city yet local cultures and memories of a simpler time are still very much alive. Perhaps many people have forgotten these small moments in life. I want to bring them back through my illustrations.
A large graphic wallpaper featuring the YauTsimMong neighbourhood was created for “Biblotheque”- a new housing project in Hong Kong aimed to encourage youth to celebrate the culture of co-living and to serve as a creative community hub to revitalize an old neighbourhood.
The detailed city map illustration inspires youth to explore their neighbourhood and have a new appreciation for the humble yet rich local culture I observed in my illustration.
The project was covered in Metro Pop magazine and an artist talk was held on opening day.
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Natalie Hui is an illustrator under the artist name “chikatetsu_n”. She specializes in watercolour paintings. Her paintings are characterized by a cast of colourful characters and detailed nostalgic buildings. Most of her illustrations are spontaneous and intuitive. Subject matter and colour choice all come naturally as the illustration comes together. The ability to observe and draw minute details of everyday objects and scenes are particularly unique to her illustrations. She wants people to appreciate the immense variety of colours that surround them.
Currently, she is working on initiatives with Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Po Leung Kuk to provide key illustrations for their youth programs that aim to provide life/career planning support and educational resources for underprivileged students. Recently, she worked with RTHK in partnership with one of their radio and tv programs to create a series of illustrations advocating strengthening family bonds.
She was also invited to work on a major wall art project to illustrate an entire floor of a newly developed co-living residence for university students and young entrepreneurs located in Yau Ma Tei.
She continues working with a local playgroup that gives city kids the rare chance to connect with nature and experience cultural/social diversity in more modest neighbourhoods. All the illustrations and activity sheets produced for their events reflect the aspiration to allow youth to broaden their perspectives and explore their own potentials. She has also worked with a centre for special needs youth to use art as a visualization tool for youth with autism, illustrating a picture book for a local school and parenting workbooks.
In 2017, she was awarded the “Top 20 Outstanding Designer” by HKTDC at a local exhibition for creative entrepreneurs. She also had her first solo exhibition at two subway stations under MTR’s “Art in MTR” program from July to October 2017. Her next solo exhibition is scheduled for July 2018.