Carrie Chau enjoyed a wave of popularity in the mid-2000s: My high school friend and mother were both telling about her as this new incredible illustrator in Hong Kong. And they were right, Chau’s illustrations are beautiful, artistic yet still “cute.” I’ve seen her work all around town: On the postcards at the airport store, in a collaboration she did with Kiehl’s locally or in the odd newspaper feature about her.
The exhibition pictured above was probably the height of her popularity here: A Christmas 2008 exhibit at Hong Kong’s Times Square, a heavily-trafficked shopping complex in the urban and hip Causeway Bay.
- See more at the Carrie Chau (wun ying collection) official website
- Read Shift’s interview with Carrie Chau
Article by Jason Li, February 6, 2010.