A Celebration For New Ink Art PIoneer Lui Shou Kwan
Why We Recommend it
In honour of what would have been Guangzhou-born Hong Kong artist Lui Shou Kwan’s hundredth birthday, 22 of his paintings—many of which have never been published—are on show at Alisan Fine Arts.
Dubbed “the Father of New Ink Movement”, Lui Shou Kwan (1919-1975) was a pivotal force in forging Hong Kong’s unique artistic identity. From the outset of his artistic career, Lui actively sought to revolutionise Chinese ink painting, which he did by appropriating elements associated with Western Abstract Expressionism into his practice, launching what was later termed the ‘New Ink Movement’. Throughout his career, whose breadth covered representational, semi-abstract and abstract works, his chief concern remained focused on the image’s ability to emote the individuality and spirit of the artist.
Entitled “Lui Shou Kwan Pioneer of New Ink”, the exhibition demonstrates the depth of Lui’s oeuvre through its varied selection of works created between 1957 and 1975.
Companion activities include a panel discussion on 25 March 2019 with Diana Freundl, Associate Curator at Vancouver Art Gallery, Tiffanie Ting, Allston Burr Resident Dean at Cabot House, as well as Wucius Wong, Hong Kong ink artist and Lui’s very own student, and an Art Brunch on 30 March 2019 with guided tours in the morning.