"Memories" by Mui Chong-ki on display at CityU Gallery
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The exhibition represents another example of CityU’s continuing efforts to nurture a greater appreciation of arts and culture among staff, students and the general public.
The exhibition, which features about 50 works of art depicting Hong Kong and Macau, opens on 2 November (Thursday) at CityU Gallery.
The officiating guests at the launch include Mrs Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, OBE, JP, GBS, Chairman of Hong Kong Tourism Board; Mr Tang Hoi-chiu, Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art; and Mr James Ng Kam-ming, Chairman of the CityU Gallery Management Committee andExecutive Director of CityU Extension.
Mr Mui was born in 1940 in Tai Shan, Guangdong, China. He studied in the Print Department at Guangzhou Academy of Art in 1959, and his works have been exhibited around the world, including North America, Italy, Japan, Taiwan and Beijing, since 1969. His works are collected by museums and art centres in Asia, Europe and the US. Mr Mui’s publications include The Art and Techniques of Printmaking, Chinese Woodblock Prints, Paper Collage Mixed MediaPainting and Hong Kong in 1997 etc.
Mr Mui has worked on woodblock printing for over 30 years. In the early 1990s, he started to try collage mixed media printmaking and tended to work on the fine brushwork of Chinese paintings. Later, he explored realism using oils, hoping to seek new dimensions in realism.
In the works displayed at the CityU exhibition, six steps are needed to compose one paper collage mixed media painting: (1) start out with crayons; (2) bring out forms with washes of poster colour; (3) use acrylics for achieving greater contrast; (4) frame the Chinese paper underneath and glue semi-transparent paper on top; (5) refine with acrylics; (6) touch up with water-based oil paint.
The exhibition will be on display from 2 November 2006 to 1 January 2007 at CityU Gallery on Level 6 of the Amenities Building at CityU. Opening hours are from 10 am to 7 pm every day.