Gallery: Leo Gallery
Artist(s): Li Yiwen, Max Huckle, Wu Xihuang & Zhang Ning
Opening / Event Date: 27 Oct, 2022
Closing / End Date: 28 Feb, 2023
Contemporary by Angela Li is honoured to present the first solo exhibition of Kwong Man Chun – Moonlit Dancing. Kwong specialises in portraying an anachronistic modern memory with unbounded imagination, by using a mix of Chinese traditional mineral pigment, ink and oil paint. Deeply influenced by Chinese South School painting, he creates a poetic and dreamy artwork with a touch of nostalgic stroke. The exhibition opening will be held on Wednesday 18 January, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and will remain on view until 18 February, 2023. The artist will be present during the opening.
Kwong Man Chun (b.1989, China) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. Distilling his studies of Chinese aesthetics, Kwong Man Chun found his own artistic language that fuses various elements of perspective, ambience, mirroring and weather as his devices to examine metaphysical issues in his works. Kwong had also been to Hokkaido and Beijing to participate in artist in residency programmes. He is also active in participating in different art projects, including Art is on Cow Project (FilmAid Asia, Hong Kong, 2017), Art Bridge Project (Hotel Stage, Hong Kong, 2015). His works have also been featured in exhibitions held by various art institutions, including Dear Me, (Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, 2022), 藝象萬千 – 渝港青年藝術交流展 (Chongqing Art Gallery, Chongqing, 2020), F.F. (Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, 2018), The Aerial Actor (Wave Farm, New York, 2018), 6 Hong Kong Artists (Niagara Gallery, Melbourne, 2018), Journey (Sagra Gallery, Melbourne, 2017) etc. In 2009, Kwong was also nominated in the second-round selection of Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award.