Wucius Wong ( 1936 - )


Wong moved to Hong Kong in 1938 and he started to study ink painting at the age of fourteen. He received a BFA and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he studied art and design. Wong returned to Hong Kong for teaching and curatorial work after graduation but has traveled frequently between Hong Kong and the United States. Wong explores the synthesis of traditional Chinese aesthetics, western culture, and contemporary design. His dense and mysterious landscapes, often in panorama or bird’s-eye view, have succeeded in recapturing the grandeur of the Chinese monumental landscape of the 10th and 11th centuries. At the same time, his subtle and complex sense of design and resourceful lighting produce works of striking originality and contemporary relevance. He is an inspired teacher whose influence is apparent in much of the experimental work being produced in Hong Kong to this day.

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