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Signed by Ping, with edition numbers
Colour giclee print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm
Image size 83.8 x 59.4 cm
Paper size 88.4 x 64 cm
Ed. 22/40

Created on the occasion of his solo exhibition of the same title at Camden Arts Centre in London (2019), ‘Heart Digger’ (2019) is a vignette from Wong’s practice which reveals very human, and often universal, fantasies through absurd narratives. Drawing anecdotally from his own social encounters, Wong elaborates his stories into darkly humorous tales that touch on political and cultural anxieties. A social critique of technological modernity, ‘Heart Digger’ stems from a technicolour language that recalls the modernism of Fernand Leger, the pop languages of Tom Wesselman or Allen Jones, and the design aesthetic of The Memphis Group and early 1980s video games.

The exhibition ‘Heart Digger’ is a result of Camden Arts Centre’s Emerging Artist Prize established in 2018. Wong Ping was selected, from the Focus section of 2018 Frieze London, as the inaugural recipient of award.