254 x 356 mm
In Meta-Landscape, photographer Ng Sai-kit presents a series of landscapes that reveal as much about the artist’s self-image as the world he sees. Here, the sceneries chosen by Ng are mostly untamed and natural, bereft of the comforting symbols of the artificial human environment. Provided with few hints that will allow for an instant ‘coming to terms’ with these scenes, viewers are impelled to re-think themselves and how they see their world.
Ng Sai-kit intentionally breaks the established order of photographic composition to increase the challenge – and distance – to the viewer. What initially seems familiar becomes strange, labyrinthine, constantly pushing the view to take a step outside the system toward a metaphysical state of chaos and reconstruction.