In exquisite detail, William Hung’s contemporary sculptures explore both human physicality and emotion, often capturing figures in motion.
This dynamic piece features a male skateboarder caught performing a trick called ‘Indy Grab.’ The figure appears to ‘fly,’ to hover in mid-air—his body crouched and flexed, one arm on the board, another outstretched for balance. The halo-like wooden hoop perfectly frames the figure and the skateboard is represented as a flat, geometric form.
"I have always admired the combination of effortless grace and incredible athleticism displayed by skateboarders — not to mention their grit and determination." WW Hung
Hung studied architecture at the University of Waterloo where he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Architecture in 1997. After graduation, Hung relocated to New York City and practiced architecture there and in Toronto for a number of years. In 2004, he became a member of the American Institute of Architects. He also began creating sculptural works in a unique combination of the figurative and the abstract. In 2015, Hung joined the Sculptors Society of Canada. Hung’s work is held in private collections in Canada, France and the US.