Rocky cliff

Wong Hau-Kwei2007

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Museum of Art

This powerful presentation of a landscape painting merges the conventional and the innovative, with traditional techniques and media creating an unconventional ambiance. The four panels, in the format of Chinese vertical scrolls, allow the subject matter to make its assertive statement. A single light source shed on the colossal cliff highlights the craggy, hard surface, which is done in rigorous strokes. The metaphorical allusions to aspirations, stamina and strength in this painting are the artist’s tribute to the people of Hong Kong.

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  • Title: Rocky cliff
  • Creator: Wong Hau-kwei
  • Date Created: 2007
  • Theme: Landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w70 x h290 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Wong graduated from Donghua University (formerly the Huadong Textile Polytechnic), Shanghai, China in 1969. He moved to Hong Kong in 1978, and started to paint in ink since the 1990s. He has received many awards, including the "Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition - Prize of Excellence"(Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2001), "Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Award" (Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2009), "Merit Prize" of the 9th and 10th National Art Exhibition in China (1999 and 2004) etc. His works are in the collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the National Art Museum of China.
  • Type: Ink and colour on paper