‘Sneaker Eulogy’ by Eric Ng is An Artistic Exercise in Shape and Scale
We know downsizing your sneaker collection can be a bittersweet task, but for visual artist Eric Ng, it became an autobiographical account of his long-time footwear fascination. In his new book Sneaker Eulogy, Eric documented each departing pair in his collection as a miniature painting, each rendered in jaw-dropping detail.
With a forward penned by Sneaker Freaker’s founder Woody, Sneaker Eulogy is more than just an exercise in shape and scale. Conceptualising the book as an artistic tribute to the culture, Eric brings out the distinct personality of every sneaker, while also showcasing the sheer magnitude of his crep collection.
Featuring pint-sized paintings of rare Grails such as the Nike Air Yeezy 2, the Dior x Air Jordan 1, and Kobe Bryant’s Nike Hyperdunk, Sneaker Eulogy is an essential tome for any sneakerhead or art fan.
Born in Hong Kong, before moving to Australia, Eric has a degree in architecture and furniture design. As a self-taught visual artist, he explores painting and photography, and has been featured in numerous art shows. He and his Sneaker Eulogy series were the subject of a solo exhibition in 2020 in Sydney, where he now resides.
For Sydneysiders, Eric will be signing copies of Sneaker Eulogy at BTWNLNS (Between Lines) at 105 Wilson Street, Newtown, on May 5 (5:30-7:30pm local time). If you’re not in town, you can cop the book from Yvon Lambert Bookshop and Just An Idea Books.