Ashley Chung  鍾 凱 霖

b. 1 9 9 7  (Hong Kong)

Ashley Chung received her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2019. Studying under Mr. Wang Qiu Tong, Professor Fan Di’an, and Mr. Henry Lau, Ashley has possessed to paint contemporary Chinese ink painting, principally global urban environments and cities. She used to depict cityscapes, landscapes, imaginary themes, and other categories through a range of western media until she studied traditional and contemporary chinese ink painting since her second year at university. She was honored with numerous international awards including “Best Individual on the colony” of The Small Montmartre of Bitola, Student of the year Visual Artist winner organized by The South China Morning Post, and Hong Kong Home Affairs Bureau Multi-Faceted Excellence Scholarship. She was invited to exhibit her artworks in global various countries and regions, including Beijing, Russia, London, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Ukraine, Romania, Japan, Singapore, etc. Her works were collected by the HKSAR Government, overseas institutions, and private collections and were mainly fundraised for charity sales.

Ashley was born and raised in Hong Kong. Her works often reflect her exploration of positive meanings of life in metro-cities, discovering methods to depict urban environments with a combination of traditional Chinese ink aesthetic techniques and western art skills. She used to paint with western media, including watercolor, oil color, acrylic, charcoal, pastels, pencils, etc. But eventually, she chose the most unfamiliar media to persist during the second year of University. Studying under Mr. Wang Qiu Tong and inspired by Professor Fan Di’an, Ashley has been kept trying to learn and involve theories, spirits, strokes, and structures of traditional ink painting as well as calligraphy in her cities, although the appearance is transformed into different forms of pigment, spots, and lines. The infiltration of black and white, bright and obscure colors, expressions of "Qi"—rhythmic vitality and connotations which is what she longing for. She aspires to find a new language of cityscape and metro art as well as to preserve what ancestors had retained. 

師從王秋童老師、范迪安老師、劉浩昌老師。自幼喜用西方媒介繪畫。大學三年級開始研習當代水墨。曾榮獲多項國際獎項,更奪得被譽為“畫壇奧林匹克”國際青少年蒙馬特現場繪畫比賽——「全球最佳青少年畫家」、南華早報全港傑出學生 (視覺藝術家冠軍)、香港民政事務局多元卓越獎學金。作品多次被邀請到國內外展覽,包括北京、俄羅斯、倫敦、法國、芬蘭、捷克、葡萄牙、烏克蘭、羅馬利亞、日本、新加坡…。作品獲政府、海外機構及私人收藏,及曾作義賣、印製成畫冊或日曆作慈善用途。 

Artist's CV 

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The Light Of Life 生命之光

The Light Of Life 生命之光

Ink and Colour on Paper 69.5 x 67cm 2021

Night of Shanghai 夜浦東

Night of Shanghai 夜浦東

Ink and Colour on Paper 68 x 69.5cm 2021

Onward 向前跑

Onward 向前跑

Ink and Colour on Paper 69 x 69cm 2021

The Lucky Wheel 摩天輪

The Lucky Wheel 摩天輪

Ink and Colour on Paper 65 x 101cm 2019

MetroIllusion 都市幻象

MetroIllusion 都市幻象

Ink and Colour on Paper 58 x 38cm 2019

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Be tolerant of others, rather than pride of self 唯我獨尊,不如海納百川

Be tolerant of others, rather than pride of self 唯我獨尊,不如海納百川

Chinese ink and color on paper 69 x 68.5cm (2021)

Imagination of Warm Peace Home

Imagination of Warm Peace Home

Chinese ink and color on paper 69 x 122cm (2021)

Fish under the city

Fish under the city

Chinese ink and color on paper 68.5 x 137cm (2021) 我在此作品中嘗試用積墨、積水及留白方式,表達都市人的生活要懂得平衡心態,少一些執著,多一些感恩和珍惜。 為了生活,我們每天都在拼搏。為了實現夢想,維護家庭,得到一些自己喜歡的東西,或者滿足自己的“慾望”,這是積極的生活態度。然而,過分的執著和追求結果 並非好事。就像一位漁夫,一開始釣到一些小魚 就會很開心很滿足 樂呵呵的過每一天。然後,過了一段時間,他開始不滿足了,想挑戰釣大魚。有一天,他看到來自遠方游過來的大魚,卻看不清楚到底是什麼。實在不滿足於釣小魚的他,嘗試拼搏全力去釣。可到最後,一直在身邊的小魚早已逃之夭夭,而釣上來的大魚 居然是一條大白鯊,最後吞噬了漁夫。沒有人知道拼命追求的結果會是什麼。過分追求的執念和貪婪,是可以摧毀一個人的心性。所以,生活裡面懂得平衡心態很重要。多一點感恩和滿足,發現、欣賞和珍惜身邊的美好,也許不需要釣到那麼大的魚,人生也可以很美好。