POON kwing-wing 潘烱榮 (水禾田)
BLINK Gallery as Chief Representative of Mr. Poon kwing-wing
in Asia and South East Asia
The Hong Kong artist, Water POON 水禾田 has been interested in the colours blue and white for a long time, this collection of artwork "Running Water, Mountain High 高山流水" created in 2007 and its the last two artworks available for this collection.
He says, "In China, the colour blue is often thought of as the blue in porcelain. There's blue in many things in daily life; usually, it matches the colour white we see in Chinese pottery and porcelain. This creates a unique culture."
Poon uses varying shades of blue and white in his latest works. He wants to convey the same feelings of serenity and comfort to the viewer, which he himself felt when painting these colours together for this collection.
Running Water Mountain High collection is painted with acrylic "Shan-Shui" paintings on canvas. Poon skilfully captured the essences of majestic mountains and sceneries with the minimal variations in colours and brush strokes. Shan-Shui paintings of oriental artists harbour deeper connotations and are very different from the landscape paintings of their occidental counterparts. The paintings are not mere artistic reproductions of certain landscapes. They are frequently the philosophical interpretation of the creators of their environs, their mindscapes.
Poon's acrylic Shan-Shui is clearly an extension of his ink Shan-Shui paintings. The new works are more clean-cut. The minimal treatment in depiction aims to catch and bring forth the deep tranquillity of Mother Nature rather than to explore the complexity of the scenery.
Artist’s Statement by Water Poon
Running Water Mountain High
The jagged mountain rises above the thin veil of fleeting clouds in all her majesty.
Faint sound from the nearby stream breaks the Great silence.
Nature is speechless but I could feel her passion.
I am in awe and in love with the Great Spirit.
"山水畫" 是東方藝術家對描繪風景內容的作品的統稱，不一定是對實景的寫生，往往極可能只是藝術家們內心的丘壑。水禾田用攝影機去捕捉人與景，近卅年來，經已是深入民心了，在 "高山流水" 山水畫展覽中，他改用丙稀油彩簡約地描繪著他的山水，這是他的一種新嘗試。這系列帶有極濃的 "極少主義" 感覺，無論在色調與筆觸，水禾田把變化減至最少；他把大自然磅礡之氣勢，用相同色調但不同深淺的色塊，再配上精簡的白線條，呈現于畫布上。經常體驗大自然的他，深度地提升出山水的精華，用極具魅力的技巧，描繪下他內心的景觀。
Blue and White 藍與白
Running Water, Mountain High 高山流水
Born in Nanhai Guangdong, China in 1944
POON Kwing Wing is an artist, photographer, designer and film director. He graduated in Graphic Design from Hong Kong Polytechnic College. In 1969, he started work as an graphic designer with Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. In the 1980s Poon travelled extensively between mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He saw the Silk Road and the Yellow River. Later he held several photography exhibitions about these trips. During this decade, Poon became the first artist ever to exhibit photographs of Taiwan in Beijing and also the first ever to exhibit photographs of Beijing in Taiwan. He has worked as a photo-journalist for various newspapers and magazines, including Express Post, Singtao Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal in Hong Kong, Singtao Daily (Canada), Global Views Monthly (Taiwan) and Metro Daily (Hong Kong). He has published many photograph albums, art books and travel notes and has exhibited his works internationally. He currently lives in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Vancouver and still works on art and design projects especially those supporting the creative sectors and children’s charities.
潘烱榮 (水禾田) 是攝影家、畫家和導演。水禾田出生於廣東南海，畢業於香港，長期從事攝影和藝術創作，作品曾於新加坡、東京、加拿大、美國、澳洲、菲律賓展出，並有部分作品被美國波士頓MIT美術館及澳門賈悔士美術館收藏。 1985年，水禾田獲香港十大傑出青年獎、1988年獲香港藝術聯盟第一屆攝影家獎、2005年獲中國上海馬爹利頒藝術家年獎、2006年獲聯合國教育科學文化組織世界文化遺產中心邀請參加拍攝計劃，為我國攝影藝術做出很大貢獻。
繪畫一直陪伴着水禾田先生, 在電腦普及前，他的設計及創作以手繪為主, 他亦為亦舒小說繪畫了超過一百本小說封面。現在他的作品有「和諧善緣」水墨系列、鍾馗水墨系列、魅力女性水彩系列、都市情緣混合媒體系列、「藍與白」塑膠彩系列、「高山流水」塑膠彩系列，這些作品現收藏於香港齊亮畫廊BLINK GALLERY裡。
Born in Guangdong, China in 1944.
Graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic College (Graphic Design)
2013 Art Director of Nanshan Old Temple Gallery, Longchuan, Guangdong, China
Design Award, Hong Kong Art Festival
2006 Photographs the United Nations cultural heritage (Chinese part area).
2005 The Martell Artist of the Year award, Shanghai, China
1997 Self-produced short film was nominated by RTHK as one of the nominees to
present in Iran Film Festival.
1985 Awarded H.K. Ten Outstanding Professional Youth of the year.
1998 Hong Kong Artist of the Year
Photographic Solo Exhibitions:
Hong Kong, Macau, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Taiwan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Canada (Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal), USA (Hawaii, Boston, MIT), Australia, Philippines.
Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Tokyo, USA, Canada.
Affordable Art Fair, BLINK Gallery, Hong Kong
Asia Contemporary Art Show, BLINK Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo Exhibition, "NOTEBOOK", BLINK Gallery, Hong Kong
Asia Contemporary Art Show, BLINK Gallery, Hong Kong
Group Exhibition, "Winter Group Exhibition", Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
Solo Exhibition, “Two Cities – Water Poon”, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
Two Person Exhibition, "Paintings and Porcelain", Water Poon and Ah Ngau, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, Canada
Water Poon School Painting and Photography Association was founded
Solo Exhibition, "Chinese Dream", Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou, China
Solo Exhibition, "Chinese Dream", Shunde Art Gallery, Shunde, China
Solo Exhibition, "My style my Painting", Zhongshan Art Gallery, Zhongshan, China
Solo Exhibition, "Mountains and Water", Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd., Vancouver, Canada
Solo Exhibition, “Selfless Nature”, The International Arts Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Solo Exhibition, "Garden", Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden, Vancouver, Canada
Solo Exhibition, "Blue and White", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo Exhibition, "Picking Up the Fragrance of Lotus", Fu Guang Yuan Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo Exhibition, "One Character, One Style", Zhaoqing Chinese Ink Stone Gallery, China
Chinese Ink Painting Exhibition, "Selfless", Shenzhen Fine Art Institute, China
Solo Exhibition, The 14th Guangzhou International Art Fair, China
Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Watercolour Painting Exhibition, Gallery by the Harbour, Harbour City, Hong Kong
Solo Exhibition, "Running Water Mountain High", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
Solo Exhibition, "Shan Shui, With Me", Red Gallery, Guangzhou, China
Solo Exhibition, "A Flash to Eternity", Lansdowne Centre, Richmond, Canada
World Heritage Photography Project, various UNESCO World Heritage sites in China
Photo Exhibition, "Seeking the Dream of the Waterland", The 5th Shanghai, China International Art Fair, Shanghai, China
Group Exhibition, "V-10 Revisited: Thirty Years of Group Visual - 10", Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Still water runs deep (Paintings), Rendez-vous Gallery, Vancouver.
Still water runs deep (Photos) - Foto Base Gallery, Vancouver.
Still water runs deep (Paintings), L'alliance Francaise de Vancouver.
Birds (Paintings) - Foto Base Gallery, Vancouver.
Canadian Rockies (Paintings), Central Branch at Library Square Vancouver.
Still water runs deep (Paintings), Chinatown Gallery Vancouver.
Lotus (Photos) - Chinatown Gallery, Vancouver.
Works Collected by:
Harbour City Hong Kong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, U.S.A.
Museu Lius de Camoes, Macau
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong
Fortis Asia Holdings Limited Hong Kong
Jenny Kwan, member of the Canadian parliament for Vancouver East
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Guangzhou University Library
Shun De Library
Macao Museum of Art