Reworking the classics

Koon Wai-bong2008

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong , Hong Kong

Koon's Chinese paintings show the artistic lineage from the Tang Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. The techniques of the ancient masters are often reincarnated in his works, such as the rocks of Wang Meng, the woods of Ju Ran, the barren trees of Guo Xi, the textural strokes of Ni Zan, the dots of Shi Tao, the clouds of Mi Fu, the willows of Zhao Lingrang and the weeds of Tang Yin. They are laid out with a visual language that integrates the classical touches with modern painterly use of ink tones.


  • Title: Reworking the classics
  • Creator: Koon Wai-bong
  • Creator Lifespan: 1974
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Hong Kong, China
  • Date Created: 2008
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w364 x h213.5 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Koon received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently teaching in the Academy of Visual Arts of the Hong Kong Baptist University. His name was included in the "Yearbook of Chinese Cultural Heritage" in 2007. He was presented with the "Rising Artist Award" by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2003) and the "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award" by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2009.
  • Type: Ink on silk, a set of 8 vertical scrolls

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