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.
The Light Of Life 生命之光
Ink and Colour on Paper 69.5 x 67cm 2021
Night of Shanghai 夜浦東
Ink and Colour on Paper 68 x 69.5cm 2021
Ink and Colour on Paper 69 x 69cm 2021
The Lucky Wheel 摩天輪
Ink and Colour on Paper 65 x 101cm 2019
Ink and Colour on Paper 58 x 38cm 2019