Ink Asia 2015
Galerie du Monde
Liu Kuo-Sung Solo Exhibition
Galerie du Monde is pleased to present Liu Kuo-Sung’s solo exhibition at Ink Asia 2015. This exhibition will be comprised of significant works from the 1960s to the current decade. Among all the paintings being presented, most of them have been created especially for Ink Asia. The painting Snowy Snowy Mountains, is a triptych from Liu Kuo-Sung’s renowned Tibetan snow mountains. We may see powerful, unusual, fresh and vivid images as well as the charm of the realistic interlocking and interacting with the illusory. The painting Symphony of Sun and Moon provides the viewer with a novel method that blends the notions and techniques of traditional Chinese landscape and modern ideas of abstract art, to a vaster space beyond the earth, which produces a strong visual impact and a new visual experience of Chinese painting. In addition, the gallery is presenting 4 pieces of Liu Kuo-Sung’s personal collection at this art fair. The painting Clear Conclusion of Clearness was painted in 1965, at a time when Liu focused on combining ideograph and abstraction to transcend traditional mountain and water representation making imageries of imposing natural landscapes. This masterpiece is a milestone in the modern development of ink painting.
Located in the heart of Central, Galerie du Monde, established in 1974, specializes in Modern and Contemporary works of art by internationally established Chinese artists. The gallery also nurtures and promotes emerging talents with exciting and innovative solo and group exhibitions throughout the year with a strong focus on contemporary ink paintings, an important part of the language of oriental art.
About the artist:
Born in Bengbu, Anhui, in 1932, Liu Kuo-Sung is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most important advocates and practitioners of modernist Chinese painting. Many of Liu’s works challenge people’s experience of art appreciation, for he has given up pursuing “the charm of brushwork” in traditional Chinese painting and does not strive for the delicacy of modeling or straightforward descriptiveness in Western painting.
Liu Kuo-sung has set an example of reforming zhongfeng (the use of the middle part of the brush tip) and also the brush itself. His decades of practice have been accompanied by theoretical reflections. Liu Kuo-sung and his successors have arguably opened up the vibrant area of “Modern ink painting”, from which has sprung vitality and possibilities for the progress of the genre.
Liu Kuo-sung owes his artistic achievements to innovation, which he thinks is the earliest legacy of Chinese painting. Breaking with obstacles set by the dominance of literati painting for over a thousand years, he has created a new realm for Chinese ink painting, where the modern spirit is expressed in modern time and space. His artistic practice is an important result of the reform of Chinese painting in the 20th century forming a cultural landscape of the Modern ink painting movement.
Galerie du Monde at Ink Asia 2015
Date: December 17. 2015 Vernissage (By Invitation Only)
December 18-20.2015 Open to Public
Venue: Hall 3G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Enquiry: +852 2525 0529
The artist Liu Kuo-Sung will visit the booth of Galerie du Monde during Ink Asia 2015, for all interviews and media enquiries, please contact Ms. Panacee Zhao
Tel: +852 2525 0529