To Wrecks with Love
Works of Mui Chong-ki
September 7 - September 27, 2007
Artist will attend the opening ceremony from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on September 7, 2007
As an artist, Mui Chong-ki finds beauties everywhere, even in the graveyard for depilated vehicles. For years, he has sketched and painted dozen of works in the form of drawing, watercolour and mixed media painting of these forgotten friends of mankind expiring in their final destination.
He puts colours back on these means of transport that have run out of luck, gas and life. Mui says that he does all these as his personal criticism on the value of consumerism as well as the price that we are paying for attaining rapid progress.
Mui is no stranger to the Hong Kong art scene. He was amongst the earliest group of Chinese artists in Hong Kong who did western styled works and he started exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions here and overseas since 1972.
Born in Taishan County, Guangdong Province, in 1940, Mui received his training in the print department of the Guangzhou Academy of Art. In 1963, he moved to settle in Hong Kong but in recent years Mui spends most his time in his studio in Guangzhou.
Apart from exhibiting sketches, watercolour and his unique kind of mixed media paintings, Mui will also show sculptures that he has made with metal remnants and vehicle parts in the “To Wrecks with Love” exhibition.
Art Beatus Gallery’s new exhibition space is located at 35 Graham Street, Ground Floor, Central, Hong Kong (near Hollywood Road and Lyndhurst Terrace). For further information about this exhibition or for interviewing the artist, you can e-mail us at email@example.com or call either Dominic Chan at 2522-1138 or Josephine Hau at 2526-0818.
Gallery hours: Mon. to Sat. 11:30am – 7:30pm, close on Sundays & public holidays.