The first female winner of the Hugo Boss Art Prize Asia in 2015, Maria Taniguchi found her way to art as the inevitable product of being raised by an artist mother. Her output, however, could not be further from that which she was exposed to as a child. Her dedicated approach to her practice and ability to respond to the manner of contemporary life with detail and persistence has earned the Filipina a dizzying array of recognition and awards, including the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, a residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and solo and group exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp (M HKA). Maria’s most recognisable works are domineering, monolithic paintings of brick walls, a series of more than 60 unique works encompassing individually-painted monochromatic bricks. The works reveal an unwavering focus on the part of the artist to create strict order in an expression of today. A solo show at the White Cube Hong Kong is the latest exhibition of her work.