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 Tianxing Lotus – Lam Tianxing Ink Art Exhibition. Lotus is one of his most favorable subjects. It is a symbol of holy and purity. His precise handling of the shapes endorses the gracefulness and elegance of lotus. Fashioned an intense and lasting visual effect. His style of painting does not limit to intricate details but also splendid freehand brushwork. It derivates from the backbone of traditional Chinese calligraphy and yet does not constraint by it.
Jing Hao’s Bifa Ji (Notes on Brushwork) wrote, Chinese ink painting begins to flourish in Tang Dynasty. Different styles and techniques of Chinese ink painting have emerged over thousand years of development. And color, has always been an important expression element in traditional ink painting. Lam Tian Xing seamlessly integrate the Western color characteristics and emphasis the interaction between lines and pigments. Fine black line does not only use as outline, but also an important part of the composition. Lam conceptually redefines the relationship between ink and color. Because he assimilates concepts and techniques from varies aspects, traditional literati’s styles and folk art, oil painting and mural art, Chinese traditional art and western contemporary art. These attributes, formed the unique aesthetic style of Lam.
Lam Tian Xing is pioneer of Hong Kong’s ink development. His impact on contemporary ink is profoundly imperative. Lam’s artwork seamlessly integrates both Eastern and Western aesthetics by combining bold colors and rhythmic brushwork with abstract yet concrete imagery. “New perception” thus evolved.
About the artists:
Lam Tian Xing (also known as Lam Sin), born in October 1963 in Fujian Province, China. He studied Western and Chinese paintings under great masters such as Wu Gouguang, Lin Guang, Chen Ting and Liu Mu. He immigrated to Hong Kong in 1984. Later graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts. He was a teacher at the Hong Kong First Institute of Art and Design upon his graduation. Lam is the chairman of the Hong Kong International Art Association, member of the China Artists’ Association, and member of the Founding Committee of the Chinese Painting Institute (Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Committee).
Tianxing Lotus – Lam Tianxing Ink Art Exhibition
21st July – 31st August 2017
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays by appointment only
21st July 2017 (Friday), 5 – 8 p.m.
21st July 2017 (Friday), 5:30 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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