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Yau Wing Fung (b. 1990, Hong Kong) received his master’s degree in Fine Arts and bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. (Art History) in CUHK. Yau’s works span across a range of genres and mediums, including traditional and contemporary ink, calligraphy, and installation. His recent paintings combine traditional aesthetics with a contemporary influence by mobilizing the vocabulary of classical landscape painting through the aerial perspective of remote sensing images. Yau’s installations expand the spatial relationship between viewer and representation of landscape by reframing traditional landscape paintings.

Those installations reinterpret the idea of “sceneries shifting with the movement of every step,” a saying that describes the viewing experience of traditional Chinese landscape painting. Yau centralizes the concepts of “guan” (观) and “yuan” (远) in his artistic practice. “Guan” refers to viewers’ imagination of a space that expands outside the limited picture frame. “Yuan” inspires people to look beyond the visible and finite toward the boundless and infinite. “‘Guan’ represents my internal perceptions and reactions when I encounter an object; ‘yuan’ represents my spiritual direction when I depict the object,” Yau wrote. His works offer new expressions of “guan” and “yuan” by reconfiguring perspective, pictorial depth, the balance between emptiness and solidness, and surface texture.

Yau has held seven solo shows in New York, Hong Kong and Macau. Yau’s works also appeared in international exhibitions, such as “Wu Bin: Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone” (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). His works have been garnered by public organizations and private collections, including the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Landmark (Hong Kong), and Cathay Pacific Airline.

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Biography

Education

 

2017 Received Master of Fine Arts, 
  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
2015 Received Bachelor in Arts (First Class Honours), 
  Department of Fine Arts, CUHK
2014 Studied at Beijing Fine Arts Academy
2012 Received Higher Diploma Programme in Commercial Design, 
  SCS, CUHK

 

Solo Exhibition

 

2019 All’s well, ends well., Fu Qiumeng Fine Art, New York, USA
  Looming Sceneries, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
2017 Transition Scene - YAU Wing Fung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2016 Inconstant Vision: YAU Wing Fung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
2015 Roaming Vision in Mirage, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
  Booth C20, New Art Wave Expo, Cotai Venetian Macao, Macao, China
2014 Looking glass - Solo Exhibition by Yau Wing Fung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
  Hong Kong, China

 

Group Exhibition

 

2019 The Fragmented Panorama, Grotto Fine art, Hong Kong, China
  Ink+: Matter, Grotto Fine art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China 
  Hong Kong Cancer Fund Charity Auction, Hong Kong Cancer Fund, Hong Kong, China
  Ink Asia 2019, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China 
  Together We March Forward - New Aisa 70th Anniversary Art Exhibition, H QUEEN’S, Hong Kong, China 
  Hong Kong Chinese Meticulous Painting Association ExhibitionHong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China
  Art Basel: Hong Kong, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China
  GROTTO 18 Anniversary Show, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
2018 Ink Asia 2018, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  The Raging Landscape - Yau Wing-fung & Kan Kit-keung, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong, China 
  Art Basel: Hong Kong, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  Purity of Mind, Fu Qiumeng Fine Art, New York, USA 
  Wu Bin: Ten Views of a Lingbi Stone, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
  Group Exhibition of Zhengzhou University & CUHK, Zhengzhou Art Museum, Zhengzhou, China
  Group Exhibition of Zhengzhou University & CUHK, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  Art In CNCBI, We-search - Art in the Branch, China CITIC Bank, Hong Kong, China
2017 Ink Asia, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  Ink Asia, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  Fine Art Asia 2017, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  Chinese Contemporary Ink, Christie’s Spring Auction, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  Art Basel: Hong Kong, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China 
  Grotto × CUHK Grads - Passion of Discovery II, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong, China
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