Henry Shum (b. 1998, Hong Kong) received his BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts, London in 2020. Selected group exhibitions include presentations at Candid Arts Trust Gallery (2020), Fitzrovia Gallery (2019), and Bones and Pearl Gallery (2018), in London. Shum currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
The vortex-as-portal is a recurring motif that conjures the irresistible yet terrifying pull of the unknown. For poet and artist William Blake (1757–1827), it takes on a spiritual dimension as a symbo
Shadowy figures congregating in groups and in pairs, on boats and in nocturnal groves, inhabit 'Vortices', Henry Shum's first solo exhibition at Empty Gallery.