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"Eternity and a Moment: Paintings by Lam Man-kong"
2005-02-20 until 2005-03-20
University Art Museum and Gallery
HK Hong Kong
The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong is pleased to present the exhibition Eternity and a Moment: Paintings by Lam Man-kong from 19 February to 20 March 2005, featuring approximately fifty of Lam’s recent drawings and oil paintings depicting landscapes, still lifes, and portraiture. Born in Fujian in 1952, Lam Man-kong began to study painting when he was still a child. As a teenager, he painted propaganda images for the County Cultural Bureau acquiring meticulous painting skills. He moved to Hong Kong in 1978 where he became a professional oil painter and art critic.
Since 1990 Lam has been living in Paris, where he studied in the École
Nationale Superieur des Beaux-arts from 1990 to 1992. He spent one year
copying the great masters paintings at the Musée Louvre. He finds
inspiration in Impressionist artists such as Claude Monet (1840–1926),
Camille Pissarro (1863–1944), and Alfred Sisley (1839–1899). His paintings
are known for their elegant and graceful expression of emotions and have
been featured in Salon de lAutomne and Salon de la Société des artistes
francais. In 2004, Lam organised the large exhibition entitled Wind of
China, featuring works by French-based Chinese artists.
100x 81 cm