Alisan Fine Arts is honoured to announce its fifth solo exhibition for renowned Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-ki (1921-2013). Tracing Zao’s extensive career are works from 1949 to 2004, including oil paintings, ink paintings, watercolour and print. This exhibition is the last in a series that the gallery has organised to mark its year-long 40th anniversary celebration. Also on display is a selection of archival material highlighting the longstanding friendship between the gallery and the artist. The catalogue is available.
Born in Beijing in 1921, Zao was a student of Lin Fengmian, the pioneer of modern Chinese painting, at the National College of Art in Hangzhou before he left for Paris in 1948. While drawing from his Chinese roots, he became an exponent of Lyrical Abstraction after becoming inspired by Western artists, in particular, Paul Klee. Zao passed away in 2013.
Alisan Fine Arts began showing Zao’s works in 1983, before he was well-known in Asia. This was followed by solo shows in 1993, 1996, 2003, 2009, each accompanied by a printed catalogue. The exhibition in 1993, held in conjunction with French May, marked Zao’s very first selling exhibition in Hong Kong.
Alisan Fine Arts, 21/F Lyndhurst Tower
1 Lyndhurst Terrace
Hong Kong Island