Wai Ming LUNG was born in Hong Kong in 1970. As a child, he was already a fan of drawing and created his own comic strips at age 10. A Jack of all trades with an insatiable curiosity, he trained at the Arts Décoratifs de Paris where he was introduced to painting, graphic design, textile design and photography.

After living through many different lives, as a fashion designer in Haute Couture, a creative director or a food critic, he decided in 2019 to return to the arts, after selling drawings to a stranger on Instagram.

Admittedly, his works always revolve around intimate topics such as alienation, sex, death, the passing of time and fading memories, but never without the idea of infusing poetry in the trivial and the meek. SHDWBXNG (shadowboxing), both a manifesto and a series of paintings about the sweet science of boxing, was his debut exhibition in June 2021.

Wai Ming LUNG lives, paints and boxes in Paris, France.

Wai Ming Lung by David Dao

Photo by David Dao