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Kuang Hong

A woman with long brown hair stretches in a yellow dress.
A pale young woman holds an unusual phone to her ear.
Two young women cradle a large dragon's head.

You’re not likely to find a more perplexing collection of works than those of Kuang “Noah” Hong. He consistently manages to deftly entangle feminine forms and menacing machinery into a seductive cacophony of allure and horror.

His delicately formed damsels both command — and are imprisoned by biological devices and mechanical spirits. Their domains are nightmarish dystopias littered with rotting ruins and broken bodies, yet promises of past and future paradises can be found in the shadows.

Whether his characters ultimately retain or sacrifice their innocence as they confront the evils of their world is irrelevant. Ultimately, Mr. Hong offers us hope, as well as beauty, for our own.

Written by in September of 2005. Last edited September 2014.

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