Chinese X Jewish cultures

Hebrew names in Chinese Songti Fonts

Songti (宋體) , a writing style derived from the China Song Dynasty , using woodblock techniques created to enable movable type. It has relatively thinner horizontal lines compared to vertical … Continue reading


Gmar Chatima Tova

Gmar Chatima Tova, a Jewish phrase translates to “May You be Inscribed and Sealed for a Good Year”. Jewish people greet each others on Yom Kippur, or The Day of … Continue reading


Exhibition: You See, I Hear You

This series of colourful dotty paintings is dedicated to my mentor, Henry Steiner – world-renowned graphic designer, for his inspiring teachings and encouragement for my artistic career. The first time I had … Continue reading


“Oy Vey! How do I explain my work?”

“Oy Vey!” borrowed from Yiddish, expressing surprise or dismay; distress or grief.  It’s similar to “Aiya” 哎啊 in Cantonese.  This video shows the collection of work the artist has created and … Continue reading



Neon sign, woven polypropylene bag, reused billboard vinyl Year 2021 Size 200 * 200 * 200cm A sukkah is a hut or tent-like structure in which Jews are supposed to … Continue reading

January 20, 2022


Sugar, rubber stamp Year 2021 Size Dimensions variable Bread AND freedom The Hebrew people have escaped to freedom in the wilderness only to find that there is no food or … Continue reading

January 20, 2022


Ink, paper, personal clothing, steam iron Year 2021 Size Dimensions variable Many have heard about the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt in the year 1313 BCE.  The stories of … Continue reading

January 20, 2022

Beat Till It Blooms

Oil on pine panel, 30 x 84 x 1cm, 2019 I created this work in the summer of 2019 in response to the Yuen Long Attack incident on July 21; … Continue reading

June 6, 2021

Lech Lecha

The first three verses of Parasha Lech Lecha, Genesis Chapter 12 1. And the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your … Continue reading

February 18, 2021

Song of Songs

A beautiful verse from “Song of Songs”, written by King Solomon, יִשָּׁקֵ֙נִי֙ מִנְּשִׁיק֣וֹת פִּ֔יהוּ כִּֽי־טוֹבִ֥ים דֹּדֶ֖יךָ מִיָּֽיִן׃ (Oh, give me of the kisses of your mouth, For your love is … Continue reading

February 18, 2021

That’s not history

25x25cm, Giclee print on paper, 4 pieces, 2020 2020 has been an unprecedented year for all of us. What else do you see?

August 24, 2020

That’s not Kosher

60x100cm, 20x100cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2016 The local cafes in Hong Kong, Cha Chaang Teng, have all the popular authentic Cantonese pork dishes which were once my favourite dishes. To … Continue reading

August 24, 2020

That’s not a pineapple

100x100cm, Acrylic and archival ink on canvas, 2020

August 22, 2020

That’s not a cat

100x100cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2020

August 22, 2020

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