Born in the US but raised in Hong Kong, Ernest Chang now works and resides in Wan Chai at The Stallery; this celebrated urban district providing the metaphorical muse for all of his works. A former student of both Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Hong Kong, Ernest Chang ceased his formal education in favor of the growth through experience derived from the application of his artistic endeavor in Hong Kong, an urban environment which amplifies so many of his perceptions. He seeks to question the audience regarding their relationship with technology, for better or for worse – a relationship for which the artist himself is conflicted.

Chang is the artistic director of The Stallery, a Studio cum Gallery based on Stone Nullah Lane which collaborates with and exhibits emerging Hong Kong artists and where he creates. He was also granted permission to capture photographically Wan Chai’s iconic ‘Blue House,’ before its reincarnation, and seeks to cherish and celebrate the districts history and to ‘Keep Wan Chai weird’.

As an artist living and working in Wan Chai, Ernest Chang has dedicated his emerging career to driving community engagement in contemporary art in the district that has immensely influenced both his personal life and creative endeavors. Historic Wan Chai, which has seen a great deal of urban revitalization and gentrification in the past years and now brims with cultural and socio-economic diversity, is a fitting locus for Chang’s efforts in sparking community dialogue about points of intersection between the old and the new, high art and popular art, as well as local traditions and international culture. Since its opening, the Stallery has become a cultural fixture in the neighborhood as an operating atelier accessible on street level to community members and casual passers-by alike. In many ways, the space itself, founded and run by young artist, exemplifies the kind of bottom-up, community-based artistic engagement that Chang constantly explores in his practice.

Ernest Chang exhibition Famous by Proxy organized in collaboration with The Stallery & L’Epicerie Fine HK

Famous By Proxy

The following artworks have been created for his exhibition “Famous by Proxy”.

Ernest Chang

 

The Naiveté of the Virgins – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

101 x 76 cm / 40 x 30”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

He-Man with The Skull of Skeletor – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

76 x 61 cm / 30 x 24”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

The Entombment of Mario – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel (Triptych)

122 x 122 cm / 48 x 48”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

The First Love – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

76 x 101 cm / 30 x 40”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

La Fornarinetta – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

91 x 61 cm / 36 x 24”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

Nami Receiving the Head of Rob Lucci (The Pigeon Guy) – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

76 x 101 cm / 30 x 40”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

The Abduction of Leela – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

61 x 40 cm / 24 x 16”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

The Pride of Storm – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel (Triptych)

102 x 183 cm / 40 x 72”

Signed and dated

Ernest Chang

 

Sistine McDonna – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

114 x 76 cm / 45 x 30”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

Escaping Reality – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

76 x 61 cm / 30 x 24”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

The Incredulity of Master Roshi – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on wooden panel

76 x 76 cm / 30 x 30”

Framed, Signed and Dated by the Artist

Ernest Chang

 

Young Woman with Snork Maiden – 2019

Acrylic, stencil and screenprint on cut Plexiglass

95 x 76 cm / 37.5 x 30”

Signed and dated

Ernest Chang

 

Solvator Pokémundi – 2019

Multicolor 6mm Neon Tubes on cut plexiglass

120 x 93 cm / 47 x 36.5”

Signed and dated

Ernest Chang

 

Vitruvian Ranger – 2019

Multicolor 6mm Neon Tubes on cut plexiglass

74 x 74 cm / 29 x 29”

Signed and dated

The following artworks have been created for his exhibition “Tear & Consume – An Art Experiment”.

Ernest Chang

Unsolicited Advice (Eevee) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

30.5 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 12”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Compos Mentis (Ash) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

30.5 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 12”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Silent Gentrification (Pichu) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

38.1 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 15”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Big Data (Meowth) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

30.5 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 12”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Science-Based Vanity (Jessie) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

38.1 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 15”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Instant Man (James) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

38.1 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 15”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Net neutrality (Gengar) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

30.5 x 43.2 cm / 12 x 17”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Charging Issues (Pikachu) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

38.1 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 15”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Artificial Intelligence (Mewtwo) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

30.5 x 38.1 cm / 15 x 12”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Little Things (Misty) – 2018

Giclée Print on 310g Fine Art Paper

30.5 x 43.2 cm / 12 x 17”

Edition of 30

Signed and numbered

Ernest Chang

Big Men Don’t Cry – 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40.6 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20”

Signed and Dated

Ernest Chang

Humid Nudity – 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40.6 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20”

Signed and Dated

Ernest Chang

Fluid Firmness – 2017

Acrylic on canvas

40 x 50 cm / 14.75 x 19.68”

Signed and Dated

Ernest Chang

Weird Reality – 2018

Glue, Magazines and Acrylic on canvas

40.6 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20”

Signed

Ernest Chang

Semi-Awareness – 2017

Glue, Newspaper and acrylic on canvas

60 x 60 cm / 23.6 x 23.6”

Signed and Dated

Ernest Chang

Princess Syndrome – 2018

Glue, Paper Collage and Acrylic on canvas

42.5 x 59.5 cm / 16.37 x 23.42”

Signed and Dated

Ernest Chang

The Man – 2018

Glue, Paper Collage and Acrylic on canvas

40.6 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20”

Signed and Dated

Ernest Chang

The woman – 2018

Glue, Paper and Acrylic on canvas

40.6 x 50.8 cm / 16 x 20”

Signed and Dated