Lau Chin Hung 劉展鴻
Lau Chin Hung 劉展鴻
Born in HONG KONG in 1953

 

LAU Chin Hung grew up in Hong Kong and received a scholarship to study Fine Arts in France in 1977. In 1982, he graduated from l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux - Arts - Paris, majoring in oil painting. In 1986 he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Plastic Arts from l’Universite Paris I - Pantheon - Sorbonne. He has held solo exhibitions in Europe, Taipei and Hong Kong.  His works are particularly popular with collectors and he recently has enjoyed much success at Sotheby’s and Christie’s.  His iconic “floating cabbage in the sky” motif is similar to the idea of “the beginning of chaos” in Chinese Taoist belief. It also represents the artist’s own view of his fundamental cultural roots after residing overseas for over three decades. The cabbage reflects the unique historical characteristics and existence of Hong Kong culture. In its unexpected positionings in his paintings, the cabbage introduces the idea of  “dream vs. non-dream”,  “reality vs. surreality” and the potentiality of living things as carried by the cabbage symbol.

 

劉展鴻先生是香港美專的畢業生,1977年赴法,1982年取得了巴黎國立高等美術學院的"油畫"學位,1986年取得了巴黎一大的"造型藝術"學位。現在巴黎做自由藝術家,在歐洲、台北、香港都做過個展,在藝術市場上也表現不凡,連續幾年在香港佳士得(Christies)告罄。

 

展鴻先生的作品有獨特的面貌, 畫面色彩薄晰、透明感強,線條工整、平靜,構圖嚴謹、巧妙,光澤均勻、穩定。他鍾愛的"包菜(Cabbage)"體積飽滿、紋理精微、生命力強,噴泉的水花造型生動、色點純淨歡快......作品的每一個筆觸,每一筆色塊,每一處細節都表現了藝術家深厚的功力,嚴謹的思考,繪畫過程愉悅的體驗和追求完美而得償的滿足。


在展鴻先生的作品中,我們可以看到很多明確的"超現實主義"流派的特徵,天空中懸浮的包菜,像是中國道家的"混沌之始",生命孕育的原生狀態,也是一種旅居海外30餘載對文化和根基的審視,亦或是"香港文化"特有的歷史表徵和生存狀態。就是這種"夢非夢","真非真"的描述和"包菜符號"所承載的質感、柔嫩、生髮等一切可以聯想的意義,以及與畫面中其它元素的對比和昇華,在眾多諸如達利、蒙克、夏加爾等著名藝術家的高度上有了獨特的藝術表達和文化屬性。至於"文化寫實主義",而不是單純的、機械的寫實主義,意指展鴻先生的作品有明顯的文化特徵,他選取的符號雖然有巴黎公園、蒙馬特爾高地、法國鄉下田野、希臘美神維納斯,甚至是聖經文化中的青蘋果、教堂的穹頂、普通的鳥巢......都有一種明顯的文化意味的思考。從他的作品中,我們可以看到一種文化的對照,轉換,甚至是較量,這種有趣的形式,細膩的寫實和深入的思考,就是"文化的"寫實主義。

 

 

AUCTION

2007    Asian Contemporary Art - Christie’s Hong Kong

2006    Asian Contemporary Art - Christie’s Hong Kong

1994    Asian Contemporary Art - Christie’s Taipei

1992    Chinese Modern Arts - Sotherby’s Taiwan

 

 

RECENT EXHIBITION

 

2017

Art Stage Singapore, BLINK Gallery, Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Jan)  

2016  

Bazaar Art Jakarta 2016, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place (Aug)

Affordable Art Fair - BLINK Gallery, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Asia Contemporary Art Show - BLINK Gallery, Conrad Hong Kong

“Rhythm of Colour 2” Painting Exhibition, HK Paris Contemporary Artists Alliance, City Hall Lower Block, Hong Kong

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

 

2015  ADC Artspace  藝術空間 -  Hong Kong

2007  Galerie Kunstvereine - Munich, Allemagne

2003  Expol-Source Galerie - Taipei, Taiwan

1997  Galerie Présence II -   Paris

1996  Hong Kong Arts Club - Paris

1993  Royal Lin Arts Centre - Taipei, Taiwan

1990  Royal Lin Arts Centre - Taipei, Taiwan

1986  Galerie YU- I Bruxelle - Belgique