836
836
Koon Wai Bong
WHISPERING WOODS (SET OF FIVE WORKS)
Estimate
80,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
836
Koon Wai Bong
WHISPERING WOODS (SET OF FIVE WORKS)
Estimate
80,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Ink Art: Confluence

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Hong Kong

Koon Wai Bong
B. 1974
WHISPERING WOODS (SET OF FIVE WORKS)
painted in 2012
ink on silk, framed 
each: 35 by 35 cm; 13¾ by 13¾ in.
overall: 38 by 190.5 cm;15 by 75 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“As a Chinese painter I consider my artworks to related to the guohua concept, however I also aim to shape my art to reveal the identity of Hong Kong culture through hybridity, and to revive guohua through sustaining the great tradition of bimo (literally meaning the brush and ink), in Chinese painting, as well as appropriating Western modes of expression.” - Koon Wai Bong

A prominent artist and professor based in Hong Kong, Koon Wai Bong is recognized for his contemporary ink works within public institutions including M+, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. In contrast to Chinese paintings that appropriate various concepts from Western art and are often criticized for faint connections to Chinese cultural narratives, Koon specifically posits his paintings as guohua (not Chinese painting) which emphasizes the core values of traditional painting, especially that of the literati. It is this embrace of tradition and desire for contemporaneity that mirrors the search for cultural identity among many Hong Kong artists today.

Contemporary Ink Art: Confluence

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Hong Kong