Opening Reception: 7pm, 4 May 2017 (Thur)
Exhibition Period: 4 – 13 May 2017
Open Hours: 10am – 8pm
Location: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong
Artist Sharing: 3-4pm, 6 May 2017 (Sat)
Venue: 1/F, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Communication and Visual Arts Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong
The exhibition showcases the contemporary ink art practices of Choi Hoi Ying. Audiences will find out how Choi merges painting, calligraphy and traditional Chinese aesthetics into contemporary ink art pieces. Choi not only expresses forms, spirits and poeticness through brush strokes and various cunfa and the Yin and Yang of natural landscape through the contrast of opaque and blank space in his paintings, but he also combines traditional crafts such as paper wrapping, paper craving and collage and relief used in ancient rock art in his contemporary ink art installations.
In addition, the discussions, interactions with students and experiment in Chinese and Western art forms and techniques during his residency in the Academy of Visual Arts has led him producing an essential part of a large scale ink art installation, opening up a new dimension of ink art practice.
About Choi Hoi Ying
Mr Choi Hoi-ying is a renowned contemporary ink painter. His works won the Urban Council Fine Arts Award in the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial, the award of Kunststation Kleinsassen Gallery Liebau from Germany and other awards from America, Europe and Asia. Mr Choi’s works are collected by local institutions including the Hong Kong Museum of Art.