a|n Gallery at Art Central 2022

CHUNG Tai Fu 鍾大富

One of Hong Kong’s leading print and mineral pigment artists, Chung Tai-Fu has won numerous awards during a career that spans three decades, including Drawing Award and the Printmaking Award of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial 1985 and 1989; Honorable Mention Award of both the 6th Seoul International Print Biennial and the 5th International Biennial Print Exhibition, Taiwan; Printmaker of the Year Award sponsored by the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1992; and the Silver Award of The Tokyo International Print Exhibition 1993. He has held solo art exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Tokyo, London and Vancouver. His works have been acquired by private and public museums, including Hong Kong Museum of Art.

Chung has been actively promoting mineral pigment art in Hong Kong, and curated exhibitions, chaired academic forums and conducted workshops on this unique art medium. He is chairman of the newly founded Society of Mineral Pigment Art of Hong Kong, anon-profit making organisation established in 2021.

In his works, Chung uses the ancient painting material, mineral pigment, as his medium to express contemporary aesthetics which results in a stunning visual experience for the viewer.  Using water to reflect buildings and natural scenery, Chung captures the fleeting moments of our world in rain.  He portrays reversed images of nature and buildings in a puddle of rain, and applies mineral pigments to depict ripples on water, thereby creating an intriguing contrast of reality and illusion.  

畢業於香港中文大學藝術系,是香港著名版畫及岩彩藝術家。90 年獲東京國立藝術大學藝術碩士。曾多次獲頒國際的美術獎項,其中包括 1985 年香港當代藝術雙年展素描獎;1989 年香港當代藝術雙年展版畫獎;1992 年香港版畫家年獎;第六屆韓國版畫雙年展榮譽獎;台灣第五屆國際版畫展榮譽獎及 1993 年日本國際版畫展銀獎等。並曾舉辦個人作
品展覽於香港、台灣、星加坡、東京、倫敦、溫哥華等地,作品為私人及美術館收藏。鍾大富近年積極開展在香港推廣岩彩藝術的工作、策劃與岩彩相關的展覽、主持學術研究會和舉辦工作坊等等。他是 2021 年最新成立的非牟利機構香港岩彩藝術學會的主席。

他以擁有悠長歷史的岩彩作為物料呈現當代美學觀念,創作出令人驚艷的作品。以水中倒影照出大自然景物和建築物,以岩彩繪畫雨水落在地上的水紋,營造現實與幻想的鮮明對比,流露出對時間流轉的感慨。