by Kate Barnett in New Art on Saturday 23 August 2008

Returning to Hong Kong after graduating from The Royal College of Art inspired artist Mimi Leung to create the series The Hope and Struggle. Motifs such as disease, mutation and vomit help convey the tensions of life in Hong Kong and the need for self-expression. Her graphic style naturally lends itself to collaborations with musicians and has landed her work with Vice magazine. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she co-founded an artists collective called ‘what they could do, they did‘. With an upcoming show in Edinburgh Festival, it’s well worth looking into.
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