During the creation process of Hazy Cliff II, Yau Wing Fung works on thin cicada paper, which he rinsed before painting. He then captured a hazy atmospheric effect with broken ink (破墨) and splash ink (泼墨) techniques on the washed paper. The wrinkles and fiber hemps are made visible by brushstrokes and ink splashes draw attention to the physical surface of the painting. In addition, clouds and water, which lack stable shape and scale, make the composition inherently ambiguous. Viewers can hardly tell the water apart from the sky. All of these details flatten the pictorial space. In his recent works, Yau portrayed his imagination of a space through brushstroke instead, weakening the focus of the composition and the usage of smudging ink technique. The depiction of mountainous stones is combined with smudging techniques to create a dynamic and engaging visual experience.
邱荣丰 蜃壁 II，2022 水墨设色纸本 24 5/8 x 24 5/8 英寸 62.5 x 62.5 厘米