Exhibition view of New Ink at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.



HONG KONG - In recent years, interest in ink art has been growing among academics and art markets around the world. After the success of the March exhibition at Sotheby’s New York entitled Shuimo, which featured many first generation contemporary ink artists, Sotheby’s persuaded the Master of the celebrated Yiqingzhai, David Pong Chun-Yee, to exhibit part of his collection of new ink art by the post-1970 generation. The exhibition – which has been a delight to curate – offers a glimpse of how a younger generation of artists have negotiated this traditional form of painting, using their contemporary visual language in the rapidly changing and fast-paced digital and Internet era.



Exhibition view of New Ink at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.


In New Ink: An Exhibition of Ink Art by Post 1970 Artists from The Yiqingzhai Collection, sixteen artists have been selected to represent this evolution: Cai Jinwei, Hao Liang, Lin Guocheng, Peng Jian, Peng Wei, Xiao Xu, Yang Yongliang, Zeng Guoqing from Mainland China; Cheuk Ka Wai, Koon Wai Bong, Law Yuk Mui, Leung Ka Yin Joey and Shieh Ka Ho Wilson from Hong Kong. Like their predecessors, these sixteen artists continue to experiment with new ideas, materials and techniques.

Thanks to the generous support of David Pong Chun-Yee, this exhibition is also an opportunity to pay tribute to this exceptional collection, which has been a catalyst in developing modern ink art, which these sixteen artists have used to translate their voices and visions.

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