Imperial Princess Under the Bodhi Tree - Exhibition by Aisin Gioro‧Hangkam and Aisin Gioro‧Manka,
3rd August – 31st August 2018
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holidays by appointment only
3rd August 2018 (Fri), 5 – 7 p.m.
Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery
Room 2101-05, 21/F, Mega Trade Centre, 1 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen Wan
+852 2416 3632
Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery proudly presents Imperial Princess Under the Bodhi Tree, a joint exhibition by Aisin Gioro‧Hangkam and Aisin Gioro‧Manka, mother and daughter, also the sixth generation of descendants of Daoguang Emperor in Qing Dynasty. Blending with modern touch. The exhibition can be viewed from August 3rd (Friday) to Aug 31st. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 3rd, 5-8pm.
Aisin Gioro‧Hangkam’s grandfather Puquan was born in a aristocratic family known for calligraphy and painting. He is the grandson of Prince Dun, Yi Cong, Daoguang Emperor’s fifth son. His family’s influence on him as led him become an outstanding painter in modern China. His works, The Guest-Greeting Pine, and Echoing in the Mountains, are still collected in Great Hall of the People, Beijing China. Her mother Aisin Gioro‧Manka also learnt from him. Hangkam inherits traditional court painting from her grandfather and mother since childhood. She draws upon the essence of other genres, forming her own unique style gradually. The Peony and Bodhi Leaves series showcase in this exhibition embody her sophisticated painting techniques. Hangkam once said, “Careful observation leads to great artworks. Tiny as the flowers and birds are, they are filled with details. It is necessary to pay full attention in order to paint it well.” She demands with details, even extremely thin lines of a small scale flower could be seen in her artworks. Peony and bodhi leaves are the moral of wealth and conscience in China. Together with the calligraphy within the painting is thought-provoking. Aisin Gioro‧Hangkam’s works are bright and vivid, meticulous court painting merge with the state of life. Becoming the state of “to explore the world through a flower, each leave means different bohdi” in Buddhist philosophy.
The exhibition showcases artworks by Aisin Gioro‧Manka and Aisin Gioro‧Hangkam. Artworks by mother and daughter persistent pursuit and rigorous attitudes united with fine brushwork and freehand style. Court painting has its unique place in Chinese art history. It continues its heritage through the descendants of royal family and has find its own artistic value.