Interview with Arnold Chang

August 13, 2019

“ There is a misconception about tradition. People think tradition means past, but actually tradition is ongoing. And the opposite of tradition is not contemporary. One can be both contemporary and traditional. In fact, in order to really understand tradition, it is imperative that you find a way to make it relevant and make it continue into the present and the future. “ 


Fu Qiumeng Fine Art presents “Interview with Arnold Chang.” The video was made in conjunction with the show of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney at the University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong, entitled From 2 Arises 3: The Collaborative Works of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney. In this interview, you will hear about Arnold Chang’s understanding of Chinese landscape painting, brushwork, and the medium of ink painting.


Arnold Chang’s Studio in Lake Parsippany Arnold Chang


You will also hear Arnold Chang talk about his painting practice in relation to his identity as a Chinese American, as well as his conception of the relationship between the traditional and the contemporary.


A Chinese art curator, researcher, scholar, and teacher of Chinese painting and connoisseurship, Arnold Chang received traditional literati painting training in his early life. He applies the materials, tools and techniques that were widely used in China since the 10th century to create; and is dedicated to exploring the beauty of balance in water, ink, brushwork, and linear rhythm. His work includes ink linear experiments, abstract landscape, and collaborative works that combine photography and painting.