Currently on show at Duddell’s, the M K Lau Collection is delighted to announce an extension of its current thematic group exhibition “Inspired by Ink.” Bringing together 36 works spanning over the past four decades since the 1960s, created by 13 notable Hong Kong ink artists, “Inspired by Ink” provides an overview of M K Lau Collection, one of Asia’s finest private collections of nineteenth and twentieth Chinese brush-and-ink paintings and calligraphy, alongside contemporary ink paintings and others from the twenty-first century which was built over the last four decades. While the works on the fourth floor of Duddell’s will be on view until 17 January 2022, works on the third floor will be on view throughout 2022.
With its breadth and depth, M K Lau Collection reflects the main currents of artistic endeavour in Chinese ink painting. In the second half of the twentieth century in Hong Kong, there was a flourishing of innovation with ink as a medium, which has since been referred to as the “Hong Kong New Ink Movement.” Co-curated by Catherine Maudsley, the exhibition presents the distinctive art style of Hong Kong ink masters and the students they inspired in three approaches: pioneering ink artist Lui Shou-Kwan (1919 – 1975); Liu Kuo-Sung (b. 1932); and the Lingnan School succession, showcasing the diversity of ink painting approaches, interpretations and methods.
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