KONG Chun Hei’s practice rejects the conventional perspective on reality. His monochromatic drawings of everyday objects are not mere imitations but are reflective of a state of mind. The artist lets the subjects dictate the markings on paper and the pen strokes derive from his strenuous scrutiny of the details. In the process of delineation, the artist enters an alien territory that permits relearning of the object with a detached spirit. Every peculiarity is recorded in an attempt to liberate the subject from symbolism. Items that captivate Kong are carriers designed to retain the information of an Other. Vinyl discs, photo albums, books, televisions, advertising lightboxes and eraser shavings are some of the objects that have featured in his works. In his continual search for the intrinsic quality, intangible matters such as time have been touched upon and some of his drawings have been translated into moving images and sound. Between the viewers’ experience of the mimesis and their knowledge of the original, Kong’s works imply that there is only here and now, and that everything else is a manifestation of human subliminal imagination.