Lui Chun Kwong was born in Guangdong, China in 1956, He settled in Hong Kong since 1962. He studied at the Department of Fine Arts of the National Taiwan Normal University and returned to Hong Kong after graduation. He obtained a Master of Arts degree from the Goldsmiths’ College of the University of London in 1994.
Lui founded the Hong Kong Modern Art Society of Watercolour with his fellow artists in 1988, and chaired the Society for the first three years. He also served as Chairman of the Hong Kong Visual Art Society from 1988 to 2002. Lui joined the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from1985 to 2010, teaching studio courses on Western media. He also supervised M.F.A. Students.
Lui Chun-kwong established his Yiliu Painting Factory in 2001, and jointly held its first open studio event with his students in Oct, which became a prelude to the Fotanian Open Studios series.
My work is neither a conceptual explorations nor emotional expressions. For me, both are only the fragments of creativity. In a certain respect, my work is dealing with standing, drinking, walking and ploughing. It merely a basic attitude or behaviour.
Standing : awareness of position; from things I see, ideas could be formed. Drinking : awareness of materials; by media I use, sensibilities could be motivated.
Walking : awareness of direction; through circumstances I follow, problems could be overcome.
Ploughing : unconsciousness of space;no up and down, no left and right, no low and high, it is but a working practice!
Standing like a stork, drinking like a cat, walking like a camel, ploughing like a cow, these postures are what I am very much interested in. They are repeated over and over again but the result is no different. Standing on a point, drinking from a square, walking along a line, ploughing in a field; Standing from a point, leading to a square, approaching along a line, forming a field. My work is something like these.
Born in Guangdong, China, settled in Hong Kong since 1962.
1980 Graduated from Department of Fine Arts, National Taiwan Normal University BA
1994 Graduated from Goldsmiths’ College , University of London, UK MA
1985-2010 taught at the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Lui Chun Kwong Yi Liu Shan Shui ,Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Flea Market: An Exhibition of Paintings and Crafts by Lui Chun Kwong ,Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Artists Series: Lui Chun Kwong ,Arts Centre, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Selected Group Exhibitions
Reversing Horizons , MoCA Shanghai, China
Unpcak ,Nanshan Museum, China Academy of Art, China
One Hundred Years of Watercolor in Taiwan ,National Museum of History, Taiwan & National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
New Ink Art ,Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Encounter: Dublin, Lisbon, Hong Kong & Seoul ,The Korea Foundation Cultural Center. Korea
Beyond the Image: Liang Quan, Lui Chun Kwong, Yan Shanchun ,Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Legacy and Creations: Ink Art vs Ink Art ,Shanghai Art Museum, China
Lui Chun Kwong: You Are Here, I am Not, Osage Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Yu Di: Lui Chun Kwong & Lee Kit,Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai, China
Phase of Heart-Abtract Art Group Exhibition I, Va Gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Hong Kong Arts Centre
The Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
National Museum of History, Taiwan
Guangdong Museum of Art, China