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These Tang Yau Hoong images provide an alternative look at classic quotes. While he incorporates commonly referenced phrases from Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Henry David Thoreau, Margaret Mead and Lao Tzu, he does so in a way that adds a humorous feel to their bits of wisdom.
Hoong is based in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur region. He takes to artwork for many reasons, among them being his interest in sight, “I enjoy making illusion art because it has the ability to mislead us. We rely on sight in our lives and yet it is so fragile that we could easily be deceived by what we see.”
Indeed, he challenges viewers to rethink the way in which they perceive the featured academics, bringing into questions any illusions they may hold.