Solo Painting Exhibition by Jimmy Lau Chi-lun
Jimmy Lau Chi-lun
- Fri 16-01-2015 to Wed 21-01-2015
Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery
The exhibition will display more than 45 pieces of painting works during his last 10 years of artistic pursuit. The ideas behind the paintings are to cherish the human body form, with concepts drawn from deep psychological feelings through the pilgrimage of growing up and daily living in Hong Kong and elsewhere… air, light, sound, food, senses and inspirations.
Confucius said: “The intellectuals love the stream, the selflessness loves the mountain”, (Analects of Confucius)
The movement of water in a stream resembles the movement of knowledge and wisdom. The height of the mountain resembles the broadness of the heart and selflessness. The moment we understand the aliveness of the mountain and stream, the moment we understand ourselves better.
About Jimmy Lau Chi-lun
Trained as an Civil and Structural Engineer and graduated at the Chinese University of Hong Kong School of Continue Studies in 2011 with a Professional Diploma in Arts Design, and has completed the Art Specialist (Sculpture) course at The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (HKVAC).
My public artworks have from time to time been exhibited in Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, and participated in exhibitions at Quarry Bay Park, Shek Kip Mei Public Housing Development, Hong Kong Museum of Arts and at Deep Water Bay for Sculpture of Hong Kong Sea.
My artworks has been exhibited in Hong Kong such as the Former Police Married Quarters (PMQ), Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (HKVAC), Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Yuen Long Town Hall, Youth Square, A-Link Gallery, Cyberport Arcade, as well as participated in major recurrent exhibitions such as Detour and Fotan Open Studio
I was born to a middle income family of three children in the 1960s in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. My father was a soccer player when I was born and hanged his boots at around age 35, became a taxi driver until retirement around 60. My mom used to be a homemaker, but later took over my grandmother’s cigarette stall in front of Alexander House in Central. I have studied, lived and worked in Canada for 10 years. I now live in southern Lantau Island, Hong Kong which I truly enjoy the panoramic landscapes, and great outdoor activities such as watersports and trail running.
The exhibition will open from noon to 10 pm on 17, 19-20 January 2015, and from noon to 6 pm on 21 January 2015.