WONG Ping

 
Jungle of Desire  (2015 ) , video still, courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

Jungle of Desire (2015), video still, courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

 

Jungle of Desire

2015, single-channel animation, 6’50’’

The video illustrates the perfect ecosystem of a concrete jungle: an impotent husband, an unsatisfied wife and a megalomaniac policeman. Morals are suppressed and raise people’s desires. The jungle is the only place they can truly face their lust since there are no moral standards. It is inspired by true stories: prostitutes excited by the undercover police to provide free sexual services.

 

WONG Ping

Born 1984 in Hong Kong, lives and works in Hong Kong

Flashing, pop-like imagery, visual and auditory narrations that explicitly touch upon sex, politics and social relations; vibrant installations that extend into the three dimensions of the artist’s fantastical animation world–these are the cornerstones of Wong Ping’s practice that combine the crass and the colourful to create a discourse around repressed sexuality, personal feelings and political limitations. Wong discusses his observations of society, from teenage years to adulthood, using a visual language that sits on the border of shocking and amusing. Wong Ping graduated from Curtin University, Perth, Australia, in 2005, and now works as an independent animator and illustrator. His works have been presented in exhibitions and art festivals worldwide.