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13 November 2019 - 09 January 2020

Enriching Steles: Ink Art by Lee Chun-yi

21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The cosmopolitan Taiwanese artist Lee Chun-Yi moved to Hong Kong at the age of five. Lee’s formative years, spent in Hong Kong, saw him study art under the great master Liu Kuo-sung at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lee then pursued doctoral studies at Arizona State Univerity in the United States before returning to Taiwan to embark on an artistic career. With a revolutionary method departing from the conventional use of a paintbrush, Lee Chun-Yi employs calligraphy through the use of Chinese seals and ink rubbings. He carves Chinese characters into pieces of softwood to form chops, then stamps them repetitively on the paper to form a semi-photographic image. Literally building up a visual composition through words, his paintings function as symbolic poems, with the strength of the stamp indicating the intended tone of expression.

Lee has participated in over 30 group and solo exhibitions internationally. His works have been collected by the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford University, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Harvard University, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Phoenix Art Museum, USA; the Jiangsu Art Museum, the Qingdao Art Museum, China; the National Arts Education Institute, Taipei; the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and other public and private collections.
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13 November 2019 - 09 January 2020

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