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"Truthful Exploration: Chinese Landscape Ink Painting by Grace Wing Mui Auyeung"
2001-12-22 until 2001-12-31
Kwang Hwa Information & Culture Center
Hong Kong, ,
The 30 landscape ink paintings display different styles of rendering: from en plein air, quick sketches of lively simple lines and artwork embodying traditional brush-and-ink technique to near abstraction of form composed of lines and colour planes to describe the main object, all of which account for Auyeung Truthful Exploration.
En plein air sketches gave play to the impromptu brushwork and spontaneity of emotional flow, registering the process of on-the-spot creativity. Artworks imbued with traditional aesthetics provide a rich pictorial display: some coloured in light or strong hues; some employing meticulous or liberal brushwork and some employing the splash ink technique, the latter creating a world where brush, ink and colour become indistinguishably meshed. Another group of artworks display an arrangement of spatially contrasting lines and planes, transforming the real-life physical landscape into an almost abstract overview. Forceful brush strokes pushed in purposeful directions, create a musical score filled with the rhythm of nature. The passion shown in these artworks was rationally guided in the composition. The exhibit spells a strong desire to change and in the search for change, truthfulness is thrown into the process.
Often intrigued by the expansiveness of the universe and the protean change of natural landscape, Auyeung feels the handicap of adopting a single technique to express her vision with satisfaction. She often resorts to soul-searching and the brain-raking efforts of delving into the realms of the great masters, both of the ancient and the contemporary, to find inspiration for a vocabulary suitable for expressing her own image of the mind ; for surpassing the barrier of visual images; for going beyond the physical form and right into the essence of the images itself. Therefore her artworks, apart from revealing her thoughts and feelings inspired by the inner spirit of nature and representing a sincere outpour of her inner self, also embody her Truthful Exploration based on her artistic statement of the object is employed as a pretense to express the mind.