YUNG Chee-Mun, Simon 容子敏
Born in HONG KONG in 1968
2017 Ink Global Top 500
2013 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 - “Selected Entry”
2010 Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition in Commemorate of Xu Bei-hong
2008 Beyond the Surface, Chinese Abstract Art 2008 - “Merit”
2006 Philippe Charriol Foundation 2006 Art Competition - “Merit”
2005 Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005 - “Selected Entry”
YUNG Chee-mun, grew up in Hong Kong. He obtained a Diploma in Chinese Painting from HKU SPACE, Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Humanities from OUHK, and also studied calligraphy and seal engraving under with Master Ou Dawei, ink painting under with Master Hung Hoi. Simon has participated in numerous local and overseas art exhibitions, and has won numerous awards in different art competitions including "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012", "Beyond the Surface~Chinese Abstract Art 2008", Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition 2006" and "Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition 2005". His works are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, enterprises and private collectors. His painting was sold on Ravenel Spring Auction 2017。 In 2017, he is being selected in "Ink Global Top 500".
Simon focuses on ink painting. The creative concept behind his landscape painting is to hold together the classical philosophy of the ancient Chinese scholars' use of ink. He pursues the philosophy inspired by Du Fu's poetry : 水流心不競，雲在意俱遲. His works integrate this invisible spirit into the landscape, turning the turmoil of real life into a world of quiet and serenity. In addition, he was inspired and influenced by Romantic English artist William Turner and Impressionist French artist Claude Monet. He uses Eastern and Western art materials and techniques to create his own rich colourful paintings imbued with a sense of Chinese fusion. His landscapes depict a fairy tale - like Chinese utopia based on natural scenes from his recalled memory. The other iconic symbol found in Simon's work is the waterfall. He feels that unlike trees and buildings which grow vertically upwards, water quietly flows downwards to nourish life on earth.