Irene Chou, Life is a Many Splendoured Thing



June 2008

The Fullerton Hotel 1 Fullerton Square #01-08 Singapore 049178


Reminiscent of Wassily Kandinsky’s paintings during De Blaue Reiter period, Irene Chou’s contemporary paintings were vibrantly filled with an array of fascinating reds, greens and yellows that contrast brilliantly against her powerful brushstrokes in black ink. These entrancing ink works are the artistic expressions of Chou’s inner mental landscape, tantamount to the portrayal of the artist’s creative “rebirth” following an incapacitating stroke in 1991. With more determination than ever, she continued to paint. If she was unable to move herself, she would move the large sheets of paper and her painting instruments. Irene continues to draw inspiration from the inner workings of the mind through meditation. Chou’s new ink works reflect her tenacious fight towards recovery and beautifully showcases her spirit and growth as an artist and individual.

A key figure in the New Ink Painting Movement, Chou represents the latest artistic trend to integrate the art ofChina and the West, and that of the past and the present, in order to forge the spirit of self-realization. Hailing from Shanghai and a current resident of Brisbane Australia, works by multi-award winner Chou are collected by prestigious museums including The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, U.K.), Hong Kong Museum of Art and numerous others. Irene once commented that having lived so long, “one can’t avoid to experience the feelings of happiness, sadness, agony and ecstasy – after all, the only thing that touched me deeply, is my painting… I am most sincere towards my work – searching for my concept and my utopia and perfection.”


iPRECIATION cordially invites you to this exquisite solo-exhibition which presents the latest ink works of Irene Chou which are bound to evoke a spiritual resonance in you.

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