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FONG CHUNG-RAY: Abstract Evolutions: Sixty Years of Paintings by Fong Chung-Ray

May 3 - August 18
Fong Chung-Ray

WHAT
The distinguished Chinese painter (b. 1933) holds great significance in the global art scene and the representation of Chinese artistic traditions in California during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His artworks have introduced diverse artistic traditions, techniques, and themes to international audiences, promoting a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture. This anniversary exhibition is a selection of works that traces his artistic career and stylistic development over the past 60 years, showcasing his contribution to late 20th century Chinese painting within a global context.

WHY
The artist’s affinity for abstraction reflects the philosophical underpinnings of the Chinese literati tradition, emphasising the expression of individual emotions and the essence of subjects through non-representational forms, skillfully conveying a range of emotions, ideas, and sensations using colour, form, and composition. This exhibition showcases Fong’s mastery in seamlessly blending elements of traditional Chinese painting with modern abstract approaches, making this approach to Chinese literati painting unique and captivating.

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University Museum & Art Gallery (UMAG) 
90 Bonham Road
Pokfulam, Hong Kong Hong Kong

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