a|n Gallery at Art Central 2022

Fung Chim 風漸

One of the most promising young painters in Hong Kong, Fung Chim (birth name Yiu Chu Tung) creates works with a realistic approach and uses primarily oils.   Inspired by Japanese master of the Edo period, Ito Jakachu, his works re-create the world around us that merges reality and fantasy. Fung Chim’s works have been described as a conflict between Nature and Nature 2.0, which is the artificial landscape created by humans through architecture. His paintings portray urban sceneries in which the dense residential apartments are placed in the distance while towering forest plants seem to devour the buildings afar. The overall color theme of the works is plain, which depicts the coexistence of plants and buildings without an intense composition of depth. The plants and buildings express an invisible tension and a surreal sensation.

Fung Chim graduated from RMIT, Australia, in 2007 and has since participated in numerous exhibitions both in Hong Kong and overseas.  He was awarded the 2017 Art Next Expo International Artist Special Award and spent a 3-month residency in the prestigious Taipei Artists Village.

風漸(本名姚柱東)是香港年輕油畫家代表人物之一,以逼真的風格呈現作品。他深受日本江戶時代大師伊藤若沖影響,作品的世界介乎現實與虛幻之間,他熱衷於發掘植物的重複形態及其變化多樣。樹木和各種葉子經常是他學習和探索的主題。風漸還對跟文化和歴史有某種聯繋的舊建築感興趣,在他的畫筆下,連續排列的窗戶、磚石、牆壁,建築物和植物的景像似是一個個獨特的個體,看上去很熟悉,卻有些陌生,又像是訴説着美學歷史的故事。這一切在他的取景器下都是空無一人,卻讓我們感受到城市生活重複性的痕跡,帶給我們一種靜謐而疏離的美感體驗。

風漸2007年 畢業於皇家墨爾本理工大學,曾在香港及海外參加多個展覽,並在2017年新藝潮博覽會上獲得特別獎,及後前往著名的台北國際藝術家村進行三個月的駐村計畫。