Faith moves mountain

Lam Tung Pang2008

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art

This work was done at Lam's studio at Beijing. The original artistic concept was "bringing his faith in art to Beijing". Lam first planned to draw an image of a mountain range on the wooden panel, then erase it. The debris and marks made during the process would then be sealed with fixer. At first he imagined that little of the image of the mountain would remain as he erased the drawing, but in the end, its shape turned out to be clearer, as the fixer only rubbed into, instead of removing the remaining charcoal marks from the wooden panels. This result led him to the contemplation of the Chinese parable of "Faith Moves Mountain".

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  • Title: Faith moves mountain
  • Creator: Lam Tung-pang
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w900 x h180 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Lam graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong where he studied Fine Arts. He co-founded a studio which is open to the public in Fotan, Hong Kong in 2001. In 2003, he received an arts scholarship from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to study for a Master's degree at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, on completion of which he stayed on in London and worked as an artist. He was awarded the "Hunting Art Prizes - Young Artist of the Year" (2005) in the UK and the "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award" (2009). His works are in the collection of many private collectors and public organisations in the UK, the USA and Hong Kong.
  • Type: Charcoal on board, photograph and text