Mute Pianos 沉默鋼琴

Forty Years of Paintings by Yeung Tong Lung 楊東龍繪畫四十年

Edited and introduced by Phoebe Wong 黃小燕 編著

ISBN : 978-988-77239-9-8

Film, Media, Fine Arts Distributed for HKU Museum and Art Gallery 香港大學美術博物館

June 2020

376 pages, 5.75″ x 7.875″, over 300 color illus.

Worldwide except Hong Kong SAR

  • HK$350.00

Over the past four decades, Hong Kong painter Yeung Tong Lung has explored various techniques and mediums. Since the 1990s, he has worked primarily in oil, and then around 2000 he began to focus on a specific form of figurative painting. While Yeung’s paintings have remained largely figurative, they are not completely realistic or naturalistic. For Yeung, his theme has always been about painting. He paints people and the objects around him: the everyday scenes and sensations of Hong Kong, or more precisely, his neighbourhoods within the city—North Point, Western District and Kennedy Town.


Yeung Tung Lung was born in 1956 in Fujian, China and moved to Hong Kong in 1973. He began serious painting in 1975 and held his first solo exhibition in 1986, while holding joint exhibitions from 1984 until currently. He works as a mural artist and a set painter for interior designers, photographers and film directors for his living. Phoebe Wong is a Hong Kong-based culture worker with a special interest in contemporary art, design, and visual media. She was Head of Research at Asia Art Archive before becoming an independent researcher and writer in 2012. Her writings have been published in Art Plus, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and the International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong, amongst others.