2017 is a remarkable year in two aspects: the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China and the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Art of Nature International. Taken the momentous opportunity, we present to you the Phantom Realm - Color Ink by Wong Sau Ching. This exhibition gathers Wong Sau Ching (Ching) latest creation, after his visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia during fall 2015. These artworks are orchestra like - visually vivid yet nebulous; conceptually conspicuous yet mysterious.
The President of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Fan Dian said, “Ching graduated from a Britain art academy with a profound understanding of western abstract arts. Focuses on the exploration of different forms of painting. Integration of Chinese ink painting’s free strokes into the structure of abstract arts. Thus his work is visually powerful and authentic. It is a result of the imagery construct by both the Chinese and Western culture.”
This exhibition of Wong Sau Ching entails his ability of understanding and questioning experimental ink in many aspects: globalization versus regional; perception versus language; society versus intuition. Ching has been working unanimously for over four decades, trying to unravel a different path and a more innovative way to present the new genre of Chinese ink painting through his genius works of art. More importantly, his contribution in ink art has raised new academic propositions as well as arts and culture progression in Hong Kong.
About the artists:
Wong Sau Ching was born in Fujian, China in 1954. In 1992, he graduated from Wimbledon School of Art, London. Two years later, he became a tutor of Hong Kong Visual Art Centre. In 2001, he was appointed as a board member of Artist Commune and the Chairperson of Res Artist (China).
He has participated in many exhibitions both in China and overseas, including L' Art Dans le Monde 2000 organized by Les Musees de la Ville de Paris and Legacy and Creations - Ink Art vs Ink Art in World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. He was invited to participate in the artist-in-residence program jointly organized by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the British Council in 1995, Multimedia Dance Education Project of Hong Kong Ballet in 1995 and artist-in-residence program jointly organized by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1997. Public art commissions include two wall paintings at the MTR Central Station and Quarry Bay Station and ten paintings created in 2008 for Four Seasons Hotel, Macau.
Wong Sau Ching is well recognized for his achievements in art. He received Fellowship for Artistic Development award in the First Visual Arts Fellowship Award organized by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2001 and received Oil Painting Award in the Third China National Oil Painting Exhibition with his artwork Hong Kong Diary in 2003. His works has been widely collected by museums, by private collectors and through auctions.
"Phantom Realm" Color Ink by Wong Sau Ching
10th March – 10th April 2017
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays by appointment only
10th March 2017 (Friday), 5 – 7 p.m.
10th March 2017 (Friday), 5:00 p.m.
Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery
Room 2101-05, 21/F, Mega Trade Centre, 1 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen Wan
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