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Exhibition shows the heart of ink painting artist

An exhibition of ink paintings by local artist Tony Ng Kwun-lun will run from tomorrow (July 1) to July 14 at the Exhibition Gallery, 4/F Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

Through some 10 ink paintings on display, "Works by Ng Kwun-lun, Tony" tells the ways the artist is inspired by rocks in his artistic pursuit. A selection of his works is also on display at Exit J, Jackson Lobby, MTR Central Station until August 13. Admission is free.

Ng has been fascinated by rocks since he was a child. Rocks which carry with them different sizes, colours and fissures have not only enlightened Ng in his creations, but also inspired him to make it a way to express his personal feelings.

Ng has shown a keen interest in ink painting since his secondary school years, a time when the new ink painting movement was in full bloom. The movement inspired him to adopt Western skills in traditional Chinese ink painting. In addition to the Chinese media of water and ink, Ng also uses Western acrylic, watercolour and various types of paper to paint. He applies techniques such as spraying, pouring, sprinkling, blowing and staining to create a unique style with a gloomy and frosty touch.

His works are characterised by the presence of bare rocks with criss-crossing fissures in a gloomy setting. These are in fact a reflection of his ambivalence - the need to manage simultaneously the challenges in real life and a continuous advancement in artistic creation.

The exhibition, 10th of the Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme, is organised by the Art Promotion Office (APO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The scheme is also a partnership project with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, aiming to promote local visual arts to the public.

Free guided tours will be offered to the public and school groups. For booking, contact the Community Art Team of the APO on 3101 2712 or 3101 2713.

To learn more about the artist and his work, visit the website, .

Hong Kong Cultural Centre is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Its Exhibition Gallery is open daily from 10am to 8pm.

Ends/Wednesday, June 30, 2004
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