Colors Come with Thoughts

Inspired by the quote “The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts” by pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus, our BAFA graduating students Ken CHAN and Polly LO illustrate their views on colors through their experience in and thoughts on art- making in their joint exhibition “Color Come with Thoughts” . While Heraclitus viewed color as belonging to thoughts, and that people are shaped by what they have in mind, this exhibition contemplates the relationship between color, thought and human mind.

In the Middle Ages, artists painted to mirror reality. Colors were used to represent certain meanings and symbolisms under different cultures and social contexts. In the world of contemporary art, however, artists follow their cognition and consciousness in their use of colors, which in concept closely resembles the ideas of Heraclitus. When we follow our thoughts to put the respective colors on the canvas, not only is the work we produce reflective of our feelings, emotions, and perceptions of the world but its aesthetics and meaning are also heavily influenced.

Exhibition Period
25 June – 3 August 20222

11am – 8pm (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)

25 Jun (Sat) 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Artist Sharing
2 Jul (Sat) 5:00pm – 5:30pm

Guided Tour
16 Jul (Sat) 5:00pm – 5:30pm


Chan King Long Ken
Chan KingLong, Ken (1997-), graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in painting, co-presented by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School, and Associate degree in AVA, Hong Kong Baptist University.
The main messages of my work is to emerge and expose different perceptions of states of existence that reflect and respond to histories, global misery, social phenomenon and living status in the society in the form of his painting.
“It is real and abstract. It is restless and puzzling.”

Lo Pui Man Polly
Lo Pui Man Polly graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art, co-presented by RMIT University and Hong Kong Art School in 2021, and Higher Diploma in Fine Art, Hong Kong Art School in 2019.
Polly devoted her time studying the city space, her habitat and exploring the possibility to express her perception and memory. She synthesizes her collected images that allow her the process of searching for the phenomenon of tangible and virtual in her being.

Curated by
Lo Pui Man Polly

這項由兩位藝術文學士課程應屆畢業同學陳景朗及羅佩文參與的聯展,靈感來自前蘇 格拉底時期希臘哲學家赫拉克利特(Heraclitus)的名言:「靈魂染上了思想的顏色」。 赫拉克利特聲稱顏色屬於思想,意味著人的精神面貌是他們的日常思想來塑造;這展 覽正好聚焦探索顏色、思想及精神面貌的關係。

中世紀時代的藝術家多利用顏色代表文化或社會語境下的某種意義和象徵,然而在當 代藝術世界中,藝術家以其認知和意識運用色彩,其概念與赫拉克利特的想法極為相 似。根據個人的想法來設置顏色,這反映了我們對世界的感覺、情感和感知。那些對 顏色的想法不僅影響了藝術品的外觀, 同時亦賦予其意義。

展覽以「無相」命名,取材自色相是用來區分顏色的名稱,寓意擺脫顏色枷鎖。藝術 家以情感設色於複雜的選擇空間,以至涉及色彩的性質與色彩體驗之間的關係。就是 說,在這課題上,兩位參展藝術家將通過自我體驗、對色彩的思考來進行創作。

2022年6月25日 – 8月3日

11am – 8pm (星期日及公眾假期休息)

6月25日 (星期六) 5:00pm – 7:00pm

7月2日 (星期六) 5:00pm – 5:30pm

7月16日 (星期六) 5:00pm – 5:30pm


陳景朗 (1997-),畢業於由香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學合辦之藝術文學士課程,及香港浸會大學視覺藝術副學士學位。
“感覺既真實又抽象。 是不安的、是困惑的。”

羅佩文,2021年畢業於由香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學合辦之藝術文學士課程, 2019年於香港藝術學院獲取藝術高級文憑。
Polly於過往十年間,以工餘時間研習繪畫,並探索她居住的城市空間。近年全職工讀藝術課程,透過不同的藝術型式表達個人感知和記憶。 綜合了她所收集的圖像,使在存活裡尋找虛幻的變化。