Jessica Zoob: From Hong Kong with love
As the coronavirus continues to restrict travel, we’ve been desperately looking for alternative ways to satisfy our wanderlust. Fortunately, Jessica Zoob’s latest works that showcase her continued love affair with Asia have arrived at the perfect time.
Jessica has been fortunate to spend the last few winters travelling throughout Asia and set up a studio in Hong Kong. Her paintings are a reflection of her adventures there.
She told us: “I have been lucky enough to have a studio in Hong Kong for the past five years. Here, I am surrounded by extraordinary inspiration constantly clamouring for my attention – gorgeous flower and fruit markets, incense-filled glimmering temples, decay and layers of ancient textures contrasting with the neon and metals of a 21st century city. Always reflected in the ever-present sea. Vintage fishing boats, swarms of dragonflies and butterflies and miles of wilderness all add to the pictures in my mind.”
She adds: “I feel incredibly blessed to be here and these tiny paintings are a way of sharing that excitement. The thing about my paintings is I am not asking you to name them or categorise them or even describe them. I am just asking you to feel something – to really look, to gaze actually and to feel. That is all.”
With all UK travel corridors temporarily suspended, Zoob’s original paintings of faraway untamed landscapes are exactly what we all need right now.