黃百亨 WONG Pak Hang, Samson

⿈百亨1995年⽣於香港,畢業於香港中⽂⼤學藝術系。⿈創作涉及各類平⾯和數碼媒介,包括攝影、錄像、繪畫和裝置 等媒介,尤以數碼裝置為主,近年作品內容與現實⽣活和城市環境有關,以反映⼈⽂關懷為核⼼,指向外在的社會⽂明 和內在的⼈性。⿈最近入圍第⼆⼗四屆 ifva 獨立短⽚及影像媒體比賽媒體藝術組、Affordable Art Fair – Young Talent、 獲選為光影作坊「New Light – ⻘年攝影創作系列」舉辦個⼈展覽。

Wong Pak Hang, Samson was born in Hong Kong in 1995. He obtains his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Wong expresses himself through digital and 2D mixed media, including photography, video, painting, and installation. The content of works is related to modern life and habitation. He believes art can represent humanistic concerns, pointing outwards towards civilization, and inwards towards fundamental humanity. Recently, he has been shortlisted for the 24th ifva Awards (Media Arts category), young talent of the Affordable Art Fair and selected by New Light Exhibition Scheme of Lumenvisum to held a solo exhibition.





我想起一種機器學習的方法 — 消極學習法(Lazy Learning)。這種學習方式指不是根據樣本事先分析並確定所有參數,而是簡單地把訓練樣本存儲起來,直到需要分類新的實例時,才用作分析其與所存儲樣例的關係。也就是說這種學習方式只有到了需要決策時才會利用已有數據進行決策,與積極學習法(Eager Learning)相反,不會經歷訓練過程。


  1. 生活
  2. 觸發創作想像
  3. 親歷見證
  4. 想像作品理想的形象
  5. 實踐
  6. 研究製作
  7. 自我審美、改進






Lazy Learning


Lazy Learning refers to a machine learning method, in which generalisation of the training data is, in theory, delayed until a query is made to the system, as opposed to Eager Learning, where the system tries to generalise the training data before receiving queries.
This methodology is quite close to my working process. I treat daily life as training data and store the ideas in my head until I can turn them into an art piece. I don’t have any daily art practice or creation, instead, I like to continuously experience and gain knowledge from everyday life. I keep procrastinating the artmaking process, waiting for a moment I can respond with my art language.

  1. Daily observation
    Creation is certainly not made out of nothing. I used to think it was natural to be sensitive to life, but now I often force myself to experience and think more.
  2. Trigger creative imagination
    Art is definitely a process to make things different from reality, and it is a meaning-making process; imagination triggers everything.
  3. Witness
    Space and time are often the themes of my image-based works. Take action and put yourself in an environment, to let it give you the greatest creative motivation.
  4. Imagine the ideal image of the work
    I am not sure if other people are the same. My work has an initial image in my mind before making it. Even if it is abstract, as an artist, we should be able to materialise the concept step by step and turn the whole process into a body of work.
  5. Kick start
    If you think the imagination is worth realising, then put it into practice; otherwise, leave it for now. In fact, many things are in my mind, but I am not eager to realise them. Life is tough enough, I don’t want to be busy with things I don’t dream of.
  6. Research and production
    The medium is the message. I usually don’t give priority to the medium in my creation. Medium should follow the idea and content. Often when it comes to production, I will encounter various technical difficulties. Maybe this is the deficiency of the Fine Art School. Therefore, I have been used to exploring, asking for advice, and learning these years.
  7. Self-critique and improve
    The moment the project was just completed: I felt perfect. Before the exhibition: I found a lot of defects. After the opening: I have tried my best. A month later: I felt the work was terrible. Half a year later: it was actually not bad, but it could be better next time.I go with the flow, I even think it is okay not doing art.
    I have not made art for more than half a year. The only thing that is more creative is the reconstruction of my own website. Maybe this is not an artwork, it is more like a design, but it gives me much joy.
    Art is not a daily practice for me, instead, an attitude (to see life), a choice (to show or not).


My practice is rather spontaneous, or passive, and I usually do it only when I am invited to an exhibition. There’s not much difference in artistic output, but psychologically I have been under more pressure to create in the past two years, and I avoid the idea of ‘creating something for the sake of creating it’.

It is a cliché to say that ‘art is about discovering things that are overlooked in everyday life’. There is more than that, but where can it go? The important thing is what lies behind the surface. […] The political turmoil since 2014 has reinforced my sense of social powerlessness, and art is not a good way to respond to politics. Good artwork should reflect the times and imply a humanistic concern. Art can be an alternative response to society and life. This is what I think at this moment.

I don’t think that the mundane and monotonous life is a big problem, and artists are not special. We live our life, we feel life, and then we create. The cycle, the extension, the unconscious flow are important elements in my past works, they are a seemingly free but constantly recurring state of ambiguity, pointing to the spiritual dilemma faced by people in modern society.