Hu Chi-Chung, ‘Untitled’, 1980, Galerie du Monde

Hu Chi-Chung (1927-2012)
Another key member of the Fifth Moon Group, Hu’s artworks acquired recognition early in 1959 and have been exhibited at the Musée d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He also participated in the São Paulo Art Biennial for many years. Having emigrated to the United States in 1971, Hu Chi-Chung created a unique painting practice by adding sand into pigment, creating a three-dimensional impression on the paper, and thus combining Western art theory with Chinese aesthetics. Spanning from his early abstract paintings richly imbued with an oriental aesthetic, to poetic portraits and landscape paintings created at a later stage, Hu Chi-Chung established his reputation for his signature docility in lines and sumptuous hues that provoke emotions and sentiment in the viewer.