Wai Wong Biography
An unexpected encounter with etching urged me to pause my career in filmmaking and advertisement production, and took a detour to study printmaking. After my MA training in Middlesex University, London, I further confirm my passion on printmaking. My determination to be a printmaker is ensured, even though I know it will be a long and difficult way to go. Different from most of my peers, I will say that I want to be a printmaker instead of an artist. More precisely, I want to be a craftsman or an artisan focusing on making prints. Ozu Yasujiro is my favourite movie director, and probably my favourite artist. In an interview, he once said, “I only know how to make tofu. I can make fried tofu, boiled tofu, stuffed tofu. Cutlets and other fancy stuff, that’s for other directors.” Because he spent his entire career to make nothing else but “tofu”, he made the best “tofu”. Ozu probably did not consider himself as an artist, but a craftsman who repeatedly practice the same craft until he reached the perfection. This is what I want to be - a Tofu maker; a craftsman in printmaking. Except practicing the same craft repetitively and constantly, I do not know there is any other way to achieve perfection.
Dedicated to true expression through the arts.