ABOUT ARTIST

LAM PEI

Lam Pei is a Hong Kong-based illustrator and visual artist, who focuses on illustration, paper-mache and reused wood as the main media. She likes to share and express her cherishing towards antiquity to her audience.

The most popular art series produced by Lam Pei would be “Flying Sofye”. Travelling through different places and scenes, Sofye, the main character hopes to discover some hidden stories behind old people or old things. Throughout the years, Lam Pei has been spreading the message of “Treasure and cherish” to the public by pieces of artworks. In addition, she has established a brand called “Flying Sofye”. Not only illustrations but also cloth art products have been selling under the brand. With the edges of “Made in Hong Kong”, small production and nice quality, these products have been gaining popularity and many good comments.

On the other hand, Lam Pei has been playing an active role in Hong Kong’s mall events. For example, “The Easter Paradise of Thief Sofie” at apm (2012) and “The Autumn Star Playground of Flying Sofye” at Pioneer Centre, Mongkok (2013). Moreover, in 2014, “Flying Sofye” won “The 3rd Greater China Illustration Awards – The second runner-up of The Best Illustration (Self – Initiation & For Sale).

林皮(Lam Pei)是香港土生土長的插畫師,愛以插畫、紙糊及收藏舊木為創作媒介,並分享珍惜舊物之情。

「女飛賊蘇飛」可說是林皮最廣為人知的插畫系列;主角蘇飛穿插不同場景,希望為舊人舊事發掘一段段隱藏於背後的故事。多年來,林皮透過一幅幅的藝術作品向大眾宣揚「珍惜」的訊息。而林皮成立的插畫品牌「Flying Sofye」,更會售賣以香港製造及小量生產為賣點的優質布藝品,獲得不少好評。

另外,林皮亦一直活躍參與香港不同的商場活動;如2012年於APM商場展出「復活節蘇飛夢幻樂園」、2013年獲邀於始創中心商場展出「蘇飛中秋星際遊樂園」等,2014年時更獲得第三屆中華區插畫獎「中華區最佳品牌插畫獎」季軍獎。

INTERVIEW

TOY0+Could you share with us how "Flying Sofye" was born and the process during your creation? I guess the fans would love to know that.
可以和我們分享一下「女飛賊蘇飛」的創作過程嗎?我相信粉絲有興趣知道蘇飛的由來。

LAM PEIThere's always an official induction, but in fact the story behind was once I forgot to return the keys to my friends, I suddenly think of illustrated a female thief on my sketch book, by colouring it, I felt like she became realistic and alive. Later on, I got an oil painting from a closed down shop, I drew this mysterious and interesting thief character "Sofye" into it, then it became my first work called "Stolen Landscapes ."
蘇飛的岀現當然有一個官方的由來,但其實真正的開始,是在一次忘記還鎖匙給兩位朋友,我在自己每天帶在身邊的sketch book內畫了一個女飛賊的形象,後來覺得形象搞笑,更把她畫了彩色的畫,感覺她更實在了。後來是因為在結業老鋪得到一幅舊油畫,就把這神秘而有趣的角色"蘇飛"畫入去,並把作品名為「偷來的風景」。

TOY0+Do you collect any toys? What kind of toys do you like?
你收集任何玩具嗎?喜歡什麼樣的玩具?

LAM PEII like some more nostalgic traditional toys, like ragdolls or with metallic texture. 我喜歡一些比較懷舊的玩具,或有質感的,像布類或金屬也很喜歡。

TOY0+What do you think about the toy culture? How would you think that a designer toy means to you?
你對玩具文化有什麼看法?你認為設計師玩具/搪膠公仔對你來說意味著什麼?

LAM PEIThe toy culture is fresh to me, in the past I thought only the famous characters could be produce to vinyl toy, but now I can see that there are many different types of vinyl toys in the market. As being an illustrator, it is a really interesting experience to see my works transform into a 3D object!
現在的玩具文化對我來說的確很新鮮,以前只會覺得只有出名的角色才會推出搪膠公仔,但現在卻可看到許多不同類型的搪膠玩具。而本身因爲是插畫師,能夠把平面的成品變成立體,實在覺得很有趣!

TOY0+What is your impression of bringing your created illustration character "Flying Sofye" into soft vinyl collectible figure with TOY0+.
請告訴我們更多關於將你自己的插畫角色「蘇飛」帶入TOY0+的設計師玩具的想法/印象。

LAM PEIThis is my first time to collaborate with TOY0+, which allows me to understand different kinds of materials and details during the toy production, which also inspired me to create other characters into vinyl toys in the future.
第一次跟TOY0+合作,讓我認識了更多玩具的材料,以及制作上的一些細節,也讓我開始了更多想法,很想把蘇飛故事中的所有角色都做出來啊!

TOY0+As we know you specially love paper mache, and you had also made your own Sofye figure by using paper mache technique, comparing with the upcoming soft vinyl version, what do you think the difference between both materials and textures?
我們知道林皮特別鍾情紙糊,亦曾將蘇飛這角色利用廢紙製作成紙糊公仔,相比於即將推出的搪膠公仔,在物料及實體效果呈現上,你覺得有什麼分別?

LAM PEIPaper-mache art is very meaningful to me, I love to collect waste paper to create artworks, which makes waste become valuable, similar with Sofye, love to share and express her cherishing towards antiquity.
因為紙糊對我來說還有一個很重要的意義,就是把我平日個人收集的廢紙,全都可以變成作品,把廢物也變作有價值。這其實也很配合蘇飛的角色,一直以來我也希望就是珍惜之情。

TOY0+As we know you specially love paper mache, and you had also made your own Sofye figure by using paper mache technique, comparing with the upcoming soft vinyl version, what do you think the difference between both materials and textures?
我們知道林皮特別鍾情紙糊,亦曾將蘇飛這角色利用廢紙製作成紙糊公仔,相比於即將推出的搪膠公仔,在物料及實體效果呈現上,你覺得有什麼分別?

LAM PEIPaper-mache art is very meaningful to me, I love to collect waste paper to create artworks, which makes waste become valuable, similar with Sofye, love to share and express her cherishing towards antiquity.
因為紙糊對我來說還有一個很重要的意義,就是把我平日個人收集的廢紙,全都可以變成作品,把廢物也變作有價值。這其實也很配合蘇飛的角色,一直以來我也希望就是珍惜之情。

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