SIN SIN MAN

Sin Sin Man’s passion is to transform raw materials into beautiful things, elevating them into art that we should surround ourselves with in our daily life. Art, for her, is a way to live; to communicate without words in expressing our authentic selves. Over the past decades, Sin Sin Man has created many things as her inspiration knows no boundaries. Her particular love for textile and three-dimensional shapes results in elegant silhouettes with unexpected details that make up her signature style..

In the early 80’s, after China opened its doors, Sin Sin Man traveled to Shantau in Guangdong Province and discovered many hidden gems. The beauty of indigenous crafts and culture there enthralled her. Inspired by the skillful craftspeople and their handiworks, Sin Sin Man explored and collaborated with them in their home-workshops to create artifacts. This lead her to begin designing bags in 1984. Later she branched out to accessories and jewellery. By 1999, she was an internationally successful designer and developer for products of well-known multinational corporations, top brands and licenses such as: MTV, Star TV, Warner Brothers, Disney, Billabong, Fossil, Guess, Stussy, Quicksilver, and more...

A free-spirited and hands-on artist, Sin Sin Man frequently travels across the globe. She loves to explore, collaborate with and contribute to the local traditional crafts, art and culture. She explored many parts of Asia, where she continues to work alongside traditional craftspeople in remote studios in Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and Mongolia. These experiences she incorporates in her own design by using traditional textile, paintings and craft techniques – with a contemporary twist. Sin Sin Man has also collaborated with contemporary visual artists on textiles, jewellery and environments.

In 1998, Sin Sin Man fell in love with a four-storey building from the 1930’s in On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, where set up her own atelier. A new chapter of her life has begun where she started to create purely to express her very own vision of reaching balance through art and beauty. Apart from showcasing her own work, which takes shape in the form of wearable art, Sin Sin Atelier became also a platform for creative minds from all over the world. The Atelier is an art and design environment where Sin Sin Man develops and communicates her belief that art should be present in every aspect of our lives, from things we wear to spaces we inhabit.

At the same time, Sin Sin Man built three state of the art villas in Bali to create a well-balanced life between the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, and the contemplative quiet in Bali. The villas are set amongst the lush paddy fields and given meticulous attention to aesthetic details: from breathtaking architecture and gardens with swimming pools, to the eclectic choice of furniture, inspiring artworks, flower arrangements and meals.

During her frequent visits to Indonesia, Sin Sin Man came to know the work of Indonesian contemporary artists - which inspired her to establish Sin Sin Fine Art in 2003. Since then, she has worked with more than 40 artists and curated more than a hundred art exhibitions - showing artworks from many parts of Asia, Europe and the US. Her opening night events are legendary.

After over a decade of committing herself to settle down in Hong Kong, Sin Sin Man is now ready to start the next chapter: to go out and explore new challenges. Lately, Sin Sin Man has also conceived sculptures and installations using natural materials, incorporating traditional techniques that she blends with her unique sensibility. In her hands, tradition becomes sensuous and intimate within a contemporary framework whereas the transformative capacity of the materials enchants a life caught in transition. Sin Sin Man just lets the sources of her creative life unfold in front of the viewers’ eyes and hopes they will be captivated as she always has been.

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Sin Sin Man

Artworks

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Sin Sin Man Time Travel I acrylic on JOYCE magazine covers, 77 x 88 cm, 2016 in Sin Sin Man x Joyce | Cabinet | 20 Sep - 13 Nov 2016
Sin Sin Man Time Travel II acrylic on JOYCE magazine covers, 77 x 160 cm, 2016 in Sin Sin Man x Joyce | Cabinet | 20 Sep - 13 Nov 2016
Sin Sin Man Time Travel III acrylic on JOYCE magazine covers, 77 x 238 cm, 2016 in Sin Sin Man x Joyce | Cabinet | 20 Sep - 13 Nov 2016
Sin Sin Man Energy Process Tai Ping custom rug, 200 x 289 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man Energy Process (detail) Tai Ping custom rug, 200 x 289 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man Energy Process (detail) Tai Ping custom rug, 200 x 289 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man NURTURE (details) handmade denim tapestry, 550 x 80 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man day2day mirror, teakwood, approx. 300 x 250 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man MOMENTUM I ink on paper, 76 x 165 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man MOTION I ink on paper, 65 x 125 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man MOTION II ink on paper, 65 x 105 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man TRANSFORMATION I mixed media, 120 x 100 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man TRANSFORMATION II mixed media, 30 x 30 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man TRANSFORMATION III mixed media, 30 x 30 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man TRANSFORMATION IV mixed media, 30 x 30 cm, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
Sin Sin Man ENERGY PROCESS I ink on paper, 59 x 42 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man ENERGY PROCESS II ink on paper, 42 x 59, cm 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man ENERGY PROCESS III ink on paper, 42 x 59 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT I ink on newspaper, 69 x 58 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT II ink on newspaper, 63.5 x 57.5 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT III ink on newspaper, 58 x 69 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT IV ink on newspaper, 57.5 x 63.5 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT V ink on newspaper, 58 x 67 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT VI ink on newspaper, 57.5 x 63.5 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT VII ink on newspaper, 58 x 69 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT VIII - a diptych ink on newspaper 57.5 x 63.5 cm, 58 x 69 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man MOVEMENT IX - a triptych ink on newspaper 58 x 67 cm, 57.5 x 63.5 cm, 58 x 67 cm, 2015 in SURVIVORS - a group exhibition | 15 Oct - 21 Nov 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #1 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #2 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #3 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #4 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #5 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #6 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 #7 printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 closer view of one of the B&W photographs in the set printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man 10.26 a set of B&W photographs printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Barytpapier in an exclusively made silver box with Sin Sin logo 7 photographs/set 10 x 15 cm, 2014 Limited edition of 8 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man NEST, HOME, SANCTUARY teak wood Dimension variable - occupying approx. 200 cm wide of space (highest piece is 35 cm) 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man BARONG KET Protector of the Universe, Representative of God and Good Spirit 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man BARONG KET Protector of the Universe, Representative of God and Good Spirit 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man BARONG KET Protector of the Universe, Representative of God and Good Spirit 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man BARONG KET Protector of the Universe, Representative of God and Good Spirit 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man SUBALI The Son of Supreme God Indra, Gifted with leadership skills and love for his people 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man BOMA The protector of anything that grows on Earth 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Boma II The protector of anything that grows on Earth Handcrafted Ring in 925 Sterling Silver, 24K Gold, Emerald 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man GANESHA The Lord of Knowledge and Education 925 sterling silver, 24K gold, emerald 2014 Limited edition of 6 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man LIGHT I 925 sterling silver, 18K gold 2014 Limited edition of 10 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man LIGHT II 925 sterling silver 2014 Limited edition of 10 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man LIGHT III 925 sterling silver, 18K gold 2014 Limited edition of 10 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man GEM TROVE I teak wood 9 x 55 x 23.5 cm 2014 Limited edition of 10 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man GEM TROVE II teak wood 9 x 38 x 31 cm 2014 Limited edition of 10 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man COMMUNITY An Installation of 5 Chairs with 1 Dulang (Indonesian traditional wooden tray with lip and foot) teak wood Dimension variable - occupying approx. 250 x 250 cm of space 2014 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Bliss shade (other shades include: Dream and Midnight) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Bliss shade (other shades include: Dream and Midnight) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Bliss shade (other shades include: Dream and Midnight) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Bliss shade (other shades include: Midnight and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Bliss shade (other shades include: Midnight and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert with LIGHT I, handcrafted pendant in 925 Sterling Silver, 18KGold 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Dream and Midnight shades (other shades include: Bliss) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment in Lilac shade (other shades include: Bliss and Midnight) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Enchantment, with Wrap Cambodian handwoven silk scarf in Midnight shade (other shades include: Bliss and Lilac) Double Layer Silk Organza with Cambodian Handwoven Silk Insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Tender - with Wrap Cambodian handwoven silk scarf in Lilac shade (other shades include: Gardenia, Peppermint, Queen of The Night) Rayon jersey with Cambodian handwoven silk insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Tender - with Wrap Cambodian handwoven silk scarf in Lilac shade (other shades include: Gardenia, Peppermint, Queen of The Night) Rayon jersey with Cambodian handwoven silk insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Tender in Gardenia shade (other shades include: Lilac, Peppermint, Queen of The Night) Rayon jersey with Cambodian handwoven silk insert 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Bold in Storm (other shades include: Twilight, Twinkle, Thunder) All year round cotton twill with colour binding with LIGHT I, handcrafted pendant in 925 Sterling Silver, 18KGold 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Bold in Storm (other shades include: Twilight, Twinkle, Thunder) All year round cotton twill with colour binding with LIGHT I, handcrafted pendant in 925 Sterling Silver, 18KGold 2014 Designed by Sin Sin Man THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015
Sin Sin Man Heartwired Cement, Teak Wood, Mixed Media 138 x 88 x 33 cm 2013 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition by Sin Sin Man | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015 10 YEARS AFTER - a group exhibition | 13 Sep - 31 Oct 2013
Sin Sin Man 10 YEARS AFTER wool, dull silk, hand-tufted 150 x 200 cm 2013 Limited edition of 10 THE SIN SIN SHOW - a solo exhibition | 14 Mar - 14 June 2015 10 YEARS AFTER - a group exhibition | 13 Sep - 31 Oct 2013