Date: 29 November 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Address: 5/F Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Register Method: Please make the reservation by filling out this Registration Form in at least 2 days advance.
*The curator will lead the guided tour
Ink may be rooted in tradition, but who says it can’t be fun?
Can the aesthetics of ink, born from the traces created by paper, brush, and ink, be cleverly disguised using acrylic to mimic the snowy interference of a television screen? The mesmerizing elegance of ink painting is as captivating as the soft touch of cat fur or the soothing sip of a perfectly steeped tea. If you wonder about the real and void of a media artist, conductivity and insulation they are!
INK ART in retrospect Exhibition Series in tribute to New Ink Art Movement Ⅱ
—— Keep Up the Good Fun
Curator: Chai Sai-lok
Participating Artists: Lazarus Chan Long Fung; Fung Yee Lick; William Ho Wai Lam; Lau Ching Wa; Jess Leung Lai Man; Rainbow Leung; Kevin Ling Chung Wan; Wong Shun Yu
In the timeless verses of the ‘Three Character Classic,’ where ancient wisdom resides, echoes the profound truth: ‘Diligence has its reward; play has no advantages.’ In the context of contemporary ink painting, both diligence and playfulness seem to be embraced as virtuous attitudes.
Through the repetitive strokes that outline and the vibrant hues that infuse, the practice transcends mere brushwork, refining not only physical prowess but also the spirit. The learning concept of traditional calligraphy and painting, rooted in the practice of character writing, guides the development of a solid foundation in brush and ink. Meanwhile, the characteristics of the materials, through repeated contemplation and exploration, give rise to a distinctive aesthetic of ink painting. Playfulness, emphasising the joy and fulfilment brought forth by artistic creation, indeed serves as a driving force that propels the practice. On one hand, playfulness can loosen the grip of established artistic concepts with a light-hearted touch. By setting aside conventional practices and freely exploring, highly experimental endeavours can emerge.
This exhibition invites a group of emerging young artists from Hong Kong to showcase their unique perspectives on ink art, encompassing various mediums and forms. Amidst their diligent efforts and playful brushwork, they explore the distinctive realm of ink painting shaped by the convergence of local cultures.