Artist / Mok Hoi Ching, Silvester
Silvester Mok is a Hong Kong ceramics artist who mainly works with 3D printed ceramics. After graduating from RMIT University in 2021, Mok has participated in HKAS/RMIT Graduates Exhibition and 17th Fresh Trend Art Graduates Joint Exhibition, and was awarded the Fresh Trend Art Award. Later that year, Mok had his first two solo exhibitions “Moiré” and “Coherence” that marked the start of his art career.
To Silvester, compared to pot pinching, machines have dominated the ceramics forming process in 3D printing. Clay was forced to squeeze out from the nozzle at precise coordinates, creating clay objects in a digital way. The precision and accuracy of the machine make a huge contrast with clay, a material that easily deforms under unbalanced weight and water content.
To explore the possibilities of digital ceramics, Mok engages and reconstructs visuals that he sees, with geometric forms that resemble the essences of those images. Visuals are reduced to simpler forms and colours, and the state gets captured permanently by fire. Each creature consists of individual parts that serve unique functions, in the composition of a harmonic arrangement, while being able to maintain their singularity and diverge through their contrasting characteristics. Each of his creations consists of individual parts that serve unique functions, in the composition of a harmonic arrangement, while being able to maintain their singularity and diverge through their contrasting characteristics.
2020 RMIT University, Melbourne BA Fine Art
2016 City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong , Asc in Creative and Interactive Media Production
2021 Fresh Trend Art Award, 17th Fresh Trend Art Graduate Joint Exhibitions
Mudheytong Award, HKAS Graduate Exhibition
Hearty Ceramics Award, HKAS Graduate Exhibition
2023 New Page, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong
Mark-Making, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong
2022 New Sensations, Fine Art Asia 2022, Hong Kong
Vin de Hakka, PMQ Taste Library, Hong Kong
'Pieces of Pieces' by Cheng Halley, Touch Gallery, Hong Kong
Vin de Hakka, Contemporary Crafts Centre, Hong Kong
Art >< Creativity: Hakkanese Contemporary, Hong Kong Leisure and
Cultural Services Department, Huizhou, China
ARTique: Fine Art Asia Pavilion, Art Basel Hong Kong 2022, Hong Kong
2021 Coherence : Silvester Mok Solo exhibition, PMQ, Hong Kong
Moiré : Silvester Mok Solo Exhibition, Yrellag Gallery, Hong Kong
17th Fresh Trend Art Graduate Joint Exhibition, Hong Kong Town Hall
Hong Kong Arts School/RMIT – BA(Fine Art) Graduate Exhibition, Hong Kong Art Centre
2020 Seal Tight, HKAS BAFA Year 3 Students Joint Exhibition, Mudheytong, Hong Kong