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Joyous Lotus by LAM Tian Xing, 1 - 31 May 2012
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The Joyous Lotus

Korea Debut Solo Exhibition of Chinese ink master LAM Tian Xing

 

Exhibition Duration: 1st – 31st May, 2012

Venue: The K Gallery – 192-6, Gauhoon-dong , Jongro-Ku, Seoul Korea

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mon to Sat; 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sun

 

‘Lotus is the only word that I can find that may express life fully.’ – LAM Tian Xing

State-of-the-Arts Gallery, in partnership with The K Gallery from Seoul, Korea, is delighted to present the Korean debut solo exhibition of contemporary Chinese ink master LAM Tian Xing, titled ‘The Joyous Lotus’. This exhibition will run from 1 – 31 May, 2012, showcasing 20 pieces of LAM’s signature lotus paintings.

 

As one of the most renowned contemporary Chinese ink painter, LAM has been featured in a growing number of international exhibitions. Following his solo exhibition in Milan last October, State-of-the-Arts Gallery will bring the artist’s inspirational work to Seoul, Korea. While this is another step forward for LAM to show his idea and passion to a new audience, LAM never forgets his ‘root’ - what has shaped him and nurtured him as the artist he has become.

 

LAM has been enchanted by lotus since childhood while living near a mountain in Fuzhou known as the Lotus Peak. Over years, LAM has become familiar with the seasonal changes of this beautiful flower, admiring the vitality of nature that lotus symbolizes. Withstanding the wind and chill of winter, lotus survives through the harsh weather and wakes up in spring. And through observing the flower, LAM has come to realize the beauty of life, learning to be patient and persevering during hardships and living life to the fullest while opportunities arise.

 

LAM graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1990. LAM breaks the convention by combining Chinese and Western painting styles in his work. Using Chinese ink painting as the basic structure of his work, LAM boldly incorporates expressive brushstrokes and strong color to achieve a rich, thick and colorful composition. The artist depicts his favourite lotus in all imaginable forms, showing beholders his interpretation of this elegant flower and his modern interpretation of Chinese ink paintings.

 

Note: High resolution photos will be provided upon request

Media Enquiry and Interview Appointments:

Ms. Elizabeth Lau / (+852) 2526-1133 / 6178-6683 email: elizabeth@sotagallery.com.hk website: www.sotagallery.com.hk

《蓮樂》

林天行彩墨畫展

日期:2012 5 1 日至31

場地:K 畫廊

地址:The K Gallery – 192-6, Gauhoon-dong , Jongno-Ku, Seoul Korea

開放時間: 星期一至星期六 上午10 時至下午6 時,星期日:中午12 時至下午6

 

「當我想以一個字來表達人生,我找到了荷。」-林天行

 

State-of-the-Arts畫廊將聯同韓國的K畫廊為當代水墨畫大師林天行於韓國首爾舉辦名為《蓮樂》的個人畫展。《蓮樂》為林天行首個於韓國舉辦的個展,屆時將展出20幅他的荷花作品。展期為20125131

 

享負盛名的當代中國畫家林天行近年積極參與海外展覽,說明了其作品打破文化傳統和地域界限。繼林天行去年10月於意大利米蘭的個人展覽,State-of-the-Arts畫廊將把他的藝術作品帶到韓國首爾,繼續把其創作理念和筆下的荷花世界跟不同國家的觀賞者分享。隨著作品邁向國際,林天行卻更希望向大家展示他藝術靈感的根源,讓大家感受作為藝術家的他走過的路。

 

林天行自少與荷花為伴,生長於福州一座名為蓮花峰的山附近。蓮花峰的美景不但孕育了林天行對荷花的喜愛,無數的冬去春來更讓他對荷花的四季百態暸如指掌。他喜愛荷花,更佩服荷花和大自然那頑強的生命力。不論荷花於嚴冬枯萎成怎樣,春天一來,它仍是會甦醒,以最美的姿態綻放,值得人們學習。對於林天行而言,荷花不但象徵了大自然的偉大,亦包含了他對故鄉和中國文化的熱愛之情。

 

林天行於1990年畢業於中央美術學院山水畫專業。自此,他不斷於畫作中探索並融入中國文化景致,著名題材包括香港新界,西藏和荷花。有感傳統中國國畫過於保守,林天行於是打破傳統規限,以中式水墨畫為骨幹,大膽地加上中國藝術中少見的絢麗色彩和大膽用筆,創作出畫面豐富,用色鮮明,構圖深遂的作品。透過其作品,林天行呈現出他對荷花的喜愛和領悟,以及他對中國水墨畫的嶄新理解和演繹。

 

註:畫廊可提供畫作的高像數圖片

媒體查詢或訪問預約:

Ms. Elizabeth Lau

Tel: (+852) 2526-1132 / 6178-6683

email: elizabeth@sotagallery.com.hk

website: www.sotagallery.com.hk