Exhibition of post-modern Chinese art opens

Louis Won

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CityU Gallery held the opening ceremony of the “Signature Works of Kar Yeung” exhibition on 14 September.

 

The exhibition represents another example of City University of Hong Kong’s continuing efforts in promoting the development of Chinese culture and arts.

 

Officiating at the opening ceremony were Mr Zhao Guangting, Secretary-General of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr Timothy H M Tong, JP, Commissioner of Customs and Excise; Mr Dennis Ng, Honorary Consul of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; Mr Lee Kam-yin, MH, Chairman of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Mr James Ng, Chairman of CityU Gallery Management Committee and Executive Director of CityU Extension; and Professor Ching Hsianghoo Steve, Member of CityU Gallery Management and Librarian of CityU’s Run Run Shaw Library.

 

Mr Tsui Kar-yeung, a pioneer of post-modern Chinese art, has broken away in recent years from the traditional style of Chinese ink painting. This exhibition showcases more than 60 of his paintings, revealing not only his creative use of colour, but also his skills in expressing atmosphere and abstract ideas. His style mixes traditional Chinese with abstract influences. Mr Tsui said he had entered the world of abstract Chinese painting which had always been his dream.

 

The artist’s work is familiar to the CityU campus community. His paintings and calligraphy have been on display in various parts of the University since the then City Polytechnic moved to the Kowloon Tong campus in 1990.

 

The exhibition runs from 15 September to 2 October at the CityU Gallery on Level 6 of the University’s AmenitiesBuilding. Opening hours are from to every day.

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