Same Line Twice


Ink Studio is excited to present the Beijing debut of Same Line Twice, the acclaimed series of experimental collaborative drawings by Hong Kong artists Hung Fai and Wai Pong-yu.
Working simultaneously on the same sheet of xuan paper, the two artists unfold a prolonged visual dialog. Using a ruler, Hung traces parallel lines that stutter in dots; Wai draws fluent, freehand curves that coalesce into billowing waves. These two kinds of lines stage innumerable fleeting dramas of attraction and repulsion, alliance and antagonism. By turns they define and transgress territories, deface each other and interweave into new structures, creating a dense record of otherwise inarticulate nuances of human relationships.
Begun in 2016, the series has evolved iteratively as Hung and Wai assimilate and confront each other’s experiences in an increasingly fractured world. In the brand-new works created for this exhibition, they have further expanded their practice by incorporating other participants, including the curator and the natural environment.
Curated by Alan Yeung