Lui Chun Kwong

Born in 1956, moved to Hong Kong in 1962. He graduated from National Taiwan Normal University in 1980 and received a MA degree from the Goldsmiths College of the University of London in 1994. Lui founded the Hong Kong Modern Art Society of Watercolour with his fellow artists in 1988, and chaired the Society for the first three years. He also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Visual Art Society from 1988 to 2002. He jointly held its first open studio event with his students in October, 2001 at Fotanian Industrial Zone, which became a prelude to the Fotanian Open Studios series. Lui taught in the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1985 to 2010, teaching studio courses on Western media. He also supervised MFA Students. In recent twenty years, Lui Chun Kwong’s abstract art exploration begins with the purist pursuit of the picture. Every line that he draws compresses the visual world that our eye captures with a single eye-blink by reducing it to the essential. Lui Chun Kwong returns to the nature through his personal artistic approach. The vertical lines dripping from the top of the linen are intensive and interlaced in certain orders, and by using the pigments, he makes wrinkles and rubs which form what he calls “witnesses to the eternity of nature laws such as the gravity of the earth, a kind of ‘constancy’ found in the nature of landscape and also in humanity.” Lui describes his painting workflow as “standing, drinking, walking, and ploughing.” The artistic work is akin to “farming” for him. He tends to set himself into the ‘selfless’ status through this kind of endless ploughing and habits to forget his own existence. Lui's recent solo exhibitions include ’Forming Dusty Clues’, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2018; ‘Lui Chun Kwong: The Distant Line’, Tap Seac Gallery, Macau, China, 2016; ‘Comma after Period: Lui Chun Kwong Yiliu Painting Factory’, Art Basel Hong Kong, Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, 2015; ‘Lui Chun Kwong : Ten thousand Crags and Torrents’, Chi Art Space, Hong Kong, 2015; ‘Lui Chun Kwong Recent Works’, AIKE, Shanghai, China, 2015; ‘Lui Chun Kwong: Piao Piao Ran’, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, 2012. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Non-objective Realm’, MUD Gallery, Shanghai, China, 2020; ‘Primitive Elments’, ANNEX Space, Fosun Foundation, Shanghai, China, 2018; ‘Next Destination HK’ Sotheby’s Gallery, Hong Kong, China, 2016; ‘Through to the Actural via the Imagination_Asian Art from Long Museum Colleciton’, Long Museum, Shanghai, China, 2015; ‘Hong Kong EYE’, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, 2012; ‘Yu Di: Lui Chun Kwong Lee Kit’, AIKE Shanghai, China, 2012; ‘Lui Chun Kwong. You are Here. I Am Not. From Ho Siu Kee to Kong Chun Hei’, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 2010, and ‘Legacy and Creations: Ink Art vs Ink Art’, Shanghai Art Museum, China, 2010.
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