Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Hong Kong by Guo Zhiquan: Cityscapes in Ink
University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong
90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sep 08, 2017 To Nov 12, 2017
Detail: The University Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to present Hong Kong by Guo Zhiquan: Cityscapes in Ink from September 8 to November 12, 2017, an exhibition of 14 Hong Kong-related artworks by Guo Zhiquan. Born in Leshan (Sichuan Province, China) in 1942, Guo graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and has exhibited widely in China. This is his first solo show in Hong Kong.
Guo is a member of the Henan Artists Association, the Chinese Academy of Poetry, Painting and Calligraphy, and he is affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, as well as the East & West Artists Association. He worked as the Dean of the Fine Arts Department of Luoyang University in 1986, where he specialised in landscape paintings, as well as bird-and-flower work and art criticism.
Guo is regularly the subject matter of art critics; for example, in 1993 Muxun LU, a renowned Chinese contemporary theorist, wrote an article titled ‘Boundless World Shaped by the Soul of Mountains and Rivers’, engaging with the artist’s exemplary landscape paintings. Subsequently, Guo exhibited at the National Art Museum of China and Tsinghua University, among other more academic institutions, and his work has been reviewed and praised by many established critics.