Bonsai (2)

Kum Chi-keung2009

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Kum has been working with the birdcage theme for a number of years and this work has been created using a newly evolved technique. He drew pine trees on the acrylic sheets, imitating the traditional Chinese painting style to enhance the sense of the literati painting spirit.

Meanwhile, it is also a sculpture which provides a unique visual experience. The pines painted on the four sides of the transparent yet enclosed acrylic birdcage form an ambiguous space. It reveals the artist's specific sensitivity to the use of materials to full effect.

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  • Title: Bonsai (2)
  • Creator: Kum Chi-keung
  • Date: 2009
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w22 x h32 x d22 cm
  • Artist Biography: Born in Hong Kong, Kum obtained the Certificate in Fine Arts at the First Institute of Arts and Design in 1991. His works have been widely exhibited in solo exhibitions in Hong Kong and in joint exhibitions locally and internationally, including the 11th Sydney International Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibition in 1998. Kum received many awards, including the "Urban Council Fine Arts Award (Installation)" (Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1996), the "Hong Kong Arts Development Council Fellowship for Artistic Development" (1999) and the "Award of Excellence at the Hong Kong Arts Centre's 30th Anniversary" (2008).
  • Type: Mixed media (permanent ink, acrylic sheet and metal hook)