Hong Sek Chern is best known for her architectural paintings of buildings and structures. Using Chinese ink as her medium of choice, she explores linear, non-linear and multi-point perspectives of urban landscapes. Known for her ink paintings depicting interior and exterior spaces of local architecture, Hong juxtaposes urban structures across different times and distances to explore notions of the old and new.
Many Happiness and Longevity was created onstage during NAFA’s first-ever full-scale operetta, Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat, as part of the academy’s 80th anniversary celebration in 2018. This ink painting was created alongside NAFA Chinese Chamber Ensemble’s commissioned performance.