Sue Perks is a Hong Kong based encaustic hot wax painter whose work explores the colours, patterns and textures found in the urban environment and the juxtaposition of urban imagery with natural forms.
By using the ancient process of encaustic painting which uses a medium derived from a combination of beeswax and resin dating back to 800 B.C., Perks is continually challenged by the balance between creating a controlled composition and intuitively allowing the free flow of the wax in its liquid form.
The compositional structure is pivotal, as she strives to achieve a sense of balance and unity. The numerous rich layers which have been heated and fused, scraped and burnished to explore these fascinating properties and the spontaneity of the melted wax, allow Perks to formally organize structured grids, whilst exploring the relationship of colours, textures and lines.
2018. Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm 11th - 14th October 2018
2018 Exhibition: Sculpture; Ceramics Show (Group). The Royal Opera Gallery, Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom. 16th-23rd July 2018.
2018. Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong 16th - 20th May 2018
2018 World Fair Exhibition, Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, USA
2018 Unity and Diversity - Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2016 Art and About – Sai Kung, Hong Kong
2005 Beyond the Fold – Pub Art Gallery, Soho, Hong Kong
2014 Rare - Platform Gallery, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
2014 Kollective Inspiration Summer Exhibition - SCH Gallery, Hong Kong
2013 Collection 33 -The Peak, Hong Kong
2012 Enso - Stanley, Hong Kong
2010 Lounge Room Fusion - AISHK, Hong Kong
2009 Faces of Cambodia - AISHK, Hong Kong
2008 Indian Journey - Fine Art Studio, Soho, Hong Kong
1997 Faces of Papua New Guinea Etchings- Bondi Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia
1996 Batik works - Crafts Council Australia, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia
1991 Screen Printed Textiles - York City Art Gallery, York, U.K.
1990 Indonesian Batik - St John’s College Gallery, York, U.K.