Jan 23 – Mar 2
Opening: Wednesday, Jan 23, 6–8pm
The gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition of the Chinese ink painter, famed for his three-dimensional images comprised of his eponymous “Nan Qi dots” and interpretations of Chinese cultural icons, including female soldiers, the five-pointed red star, and multi-national bills. For this particular exhibition he is presenting a new series of Chinese landscape paintings. Deriving inspiration from ancient masters including Guo Xi from the Song Dynasty and Huang Gongwang from the Yuan Dynasty, Nan Qi has contemporised the historical landscapes with the use of his 3-D dots, resulting in a monochrome, hazy vista that is at once both challenging and cutting edge. Included in this exhibition are also his singular “halo” dots and iconoclastic images of renminbi and Hong Kong notes. Born in Yongkang, Zhejiang in 1960, Nan Qi was trained in classical landscape ink painting at the People’s Liberation Army Fine Arts Academy in Beijing. He is a member of Chinese Artists’ Association, and currently lives in Beijing.
Alisan Fine Arts was founded in 1981. Over the years it has organised more than 100 exhibitions for Chinese artists living around the world. Through these exhibitions and other events, Alisan has brought to Hong Kong and other parts of Asia established international Chinese Artists including Zao Wouki, Chu Teh Chun, Gao Xingjian, Chao Chung Hsiang, John Way and Fay Ming, Walasse Ting and Hsiao Chin.
Chu Teh Chun
Lui Shou Kwan