Hon Chi-fun : Early Landscapes on Board
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition at The University Museum and Art Gallery of HKU presents an exhibition featuring early paintings by the pioneering Hong Kong artist, Hon Chi-fun (b. 1922). The focus is a group of oil paintings dating to the late 1950s that the museum acquired in 1998. Hon is best known for his work as an abstract artist in acrylic and mixed media. This catalogue looks at the foundations of his later abstract practice through his early landscapes executed in oil on board, and a selection of calligraphic works and ink stones. Hon has a unique calligraphic style, and a deeply poetic sensibility.