Born in Hong Kong in 1960, acclaimed artist and creative director Stanley Wong is known by the pseudonym anothermountainman. In the past two decades, his art often incorporates the use of red, white and blue canvas and takes the form of photographic installations. Trained in visual communications at the Hong Kong Technical College and Hong Kong Polytechnic, Wong was a creative director in major advertising firms for numerous years. During one of his travels in the late 80s, Wong began conceptualising his redwhiteblue series. In 2000, he set up his own advertising agency, and his redwhiteblue series was conceived the following year, in 2001. Over the years, Wong has also created a series of art installations, participated in photography exhibitions and produced a full-length movie in 2017.
This series of Heaven on Earth was first installed in Shenzen and Hong Kong. Influenced by the studies of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophical values, Wong explores the interaction between humans and their surroundings. His concept of the tree positioned inside the boat against the backdrop of deep water is carefully orchestrated with the help of the community. Wong’s intention to capture the moment of solitude is translated into large-scale photographic duratrans. In 2012, a version of the installation based on the local landscape of Singapore was showcased at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Galleries titled – the point of view after heaven on earth.