Nine Abysses 《九淵》 – Recent Works of Chui Pui-Chee 徐沛之
Venue: iPreciation (誰先覺), 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #01-01, Singapore 249724
Private Preview: TBC (By Invitation Only)
Exhibition Opens to Public: TBC (By Appointment Only)
About the Artist
Born in Hong Kong in 1980, Chui Pui Chee graduated from Queen’s College, Hong Kong in 1999. Chui studied Calligraphy under Chinese contemporary artist Jat See-Yeu at the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He furthered his postgraduate studies at the Department of Chinese Calligraphy at the China Academy of Art where he obtained his Master of Arts, and subsequently his PhD under the tutelage of world-renowned Chinese contemporary artist Wang Dongling.
Chui is well known for his expressive calligraphy and thought-provoking anthropomorphic paintings. Well versed in various calligraphy scripts, his paintings are guided by the principles and structures of calligraphic fundamentals. Through their juxtaposition and interaction, he creates amusing new works that redefine both genres. With the literati tradition as a point of departure, the ‘Nine Abysses’ series is a magnificent example of Chui Pui-Chee’s work. Landscapes with delicate details are fused with an expressive splashed-ink background. Chui arduously adds details with gongbi (literally “neat brushstroke”) technique to depict the pine trees and jagged rocks rising from the abysses. Through the serenity and purity of the Northern Song dynasty landscape, self-cultivation and the realm of life are reflected.
Chui served as a programme coordinator at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK and a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was an Honorary Advisor of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK. He also worked in the Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy Department of China Guardian (HK) Auctions. Chui is currently a part-time lecturer at CUHK and Hong Kong Baptist University, an executive member of The Jiazi Society of Calligraphy and Friends of Shizhai, as well as a research fellow of the Modern Calligraphy Research Center of China Academy of Art.
In 2012, Chui Pui-Chee received the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards – Young Artist Award, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. He also received the Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2015 organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. He was a finalist in The Sovereign Asian Art Prize in 2015, 2018 and 2020. Chui has held various solo and group exhibitions in Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world. His works are permanently collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology of the University of Oxford and more.
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