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Artist-in-Residence 2018

The Artist-in-Residence project 2018 invited renowned artist from Guangzhou, Mr Chen Keng (陳鏗), to create a series of artworks on the theme of “Flying”, and guide audience to reflect on the scientific and cultural implications of human fantasies and achievements in this area through exhibition, workshops and public guided tours.

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Artist Biography - CHEN Keng

Chen Keng graduated from the School of Traditional Chinese Painting and the Department of Oil Painting of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and the Graduate School of Chinese National Academy of Arts.  He was awarded the Vermont Studio Center fellowship and joined their residency program in the United States. 

Presently, Chen is Vice-Chairman of Guangzhou Municipal Artist Association and Director of Oil Painting Arts Council of the Association. He is a member of China Artists Association, committee member of Guangdong Artists Association and Vice-President of Yanhuang Painting Academy. A contracted painter of Guangzhou Academy of Painting and Research Center of Contemporary Art, he is also a professor and instructor of the Master of Fine Arts program at Guangzhou University, and an instructor at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Chen also serves as Vice-President of Chinese Humanist Association of Guangdong, Editor-in-Chief of China Oil Painting Online, and Artistic Director of China Artists News; and is a member of the Council of Guangzhou Library, and of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Guangzhou Committee.

Chen has held numerous solo exhibitions in places like Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and his works have been selected by many national, provincial and municipal art exhibitions. He is a multiple award-winner and his works have been collected by numerous museums and private collectors. Reproductions of his works have been published in many books, newspapers and magazines across China, Macau, and Hong Kong, as well as overseas.

 
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Activities

My Heart is Flying: Paintings by Chen Keng

Opening & Public Guided Tours

Workshops

Artist Biography

 
 

When we gaze at the distant stars, we are actually looking up at our eternal home.

Faced with the vast cosmos, human beings always ponder upon the ultimate questions: 

Where are we from? Where are we going?

 
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My Heart is Flying

When we gaze at the distant stars, we are actually looking up at our eternal home.

Faced with the vast cosmos, human beings always ponder upon the ultimate questions:  Where are we from? Where are we going?

This painting series is inspired by the dream of flying of mankind, and envisions the ultimate return of goodness and beauty to the liberated soul.

Dare to believe that in the deep and vast universe, there certainly live some free people, where the sky is eternally open, and the world is completely free.

This is a delightful creative process, rational at times and emotional at others. I strived to be more fluid and precise in expressing my thoughts in pursuit of perfection.

Techniques can speak accurately for the artist, allowing figural transformation between reality and fantasy. In the rearrangement of objects, the unseen is revealed, forming novel, poetic and metaphysical imageries and meanings.

This is also a purely spiritual experience, logical and illogical at the same time. One can say that it is a journey of the heart through time without a starting point and an end, allowing the body and the mind to roam about vast lands and the unfathomed sky.  What I captured are the images of transcendental existence and of the purified soul.

Riding with the wind; my heart is flying.

 

Chen Keng

Vice Chairman of Guangzhou Municipal Artist Association and Director of Oil Painting Arts Council of the Association

My Heart is Flying:
Paintings by Chen Keng


Date:
September 12, 2018 to
February 20, 2019


Venue: 
Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tang Gallery,
Lee Shau Kee Library, HKUST



Opening hours:click here


Free admission | All are welcome










 
 
 
 
 
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Exhibition Opening "My Heart is Flying: Paintings by Chen Keng"

on September 12, 2018 at 2:30 p.m.

at Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tam Gallery, Lee Shau Kee Library

 

Officiating Guests

Mr. LI Ri Chao

Deputy Director of Memorial Hall of Lingnan School of Painting and
Vice Chairman of Guangzhou Municipal Artist Association
 

Mr. WONG Hau Kwei
Ink Artist
 

Mr. CHEN Keng
Oil Artist

Professor Wei SHYY
President, HKUST
 

Ms. Diana CHAN
University Librarian, HKUST


Professor Chih-Chen CHANG
Director of Center for Education Innovation, HKUST


Mr. Thomas NG
Director of Publishing Technology Center, HKUST

 

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Refreshments after Ceremony


A guided tour given by the artist will be held from 3:15p.m. to 4:15p.m.


Public Guided Tours

The tours will be guided by Mr. Chen Keng, who will introduce his exhibits and discuss the inspirations for creating the paintings.
He will also explain the underlying themes of the exhibition and techniques in creating these art pieces.

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September 12, 2018

3:15–4:15 p.m.

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September 20, 2018

1-2 p.m.

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October 11, 2018

1-2 p.m.

 

Venue: Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tam Gallery, Lee Shau Kee Library

Language: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua

Quota:
September 12, 2018: 50
September 20, 2018: 20 (HLTH1010)
 October 11, 2018: 20 (HLTH1010)


Free of charge  |  All are welcome


*Remarks:
HKUST students may attain 1 hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending any of the guided tours (except September 12, 2018).

 
 
 
 
 
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Workshops

In the workshops, Mr. Chen Keng will teach basic acrylic painting techniques in four different themes
and explore the art of Western paintings.

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The Development of Western Painting Workshop

 

 

September 20, 2018
3-5 p.m.

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Fun with Western Painting Workshop

 

 

September 27, 2018
3-5 p.m.

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The Composition of Western Painting Workshop

 

October 4, 2018
3-5 p.m.

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The Charm of Western Painting Workshop

 

October 11, 2018
3-5 p.m.

Venue: Multi-function Room (LG4), Lee Shau Kee Library

Language: Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua

Quota: 20 ppl / workshop
 

Free of charge  |   For HKUST staff members and students
 

Remarks:
HKUST students may attain 2-hour attendance in the “Activities” module in Wellness & Personal Enrichment
of the HLTH1010 Course after completing each workshop.

 
 
 
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Exhibition Venue

 

Ping Yuan and Kinmay W Tam Gallery,
Lee Shau Kee Library,
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon,
Hong Kong



Travel direction: click here

 

 

Enquiries

Tel: +852 2358 6710 / +852 2358 8049

Email: library@ust.hk / artsctr@ust.hk
 


Acknowledgement: HKUST Artist-in-Residence 2018
Co-organized by: The HKUST Center for Arts, Lee Shau Kee Library and Publishing Technology Center