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Chan Kin Chung(1939-)
Spring Breeze
NT$ 5,100,000
2018 Autumn
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Chan Kin Chung(1939-)

Spring Breeze

2005

114x162cm

Oil on linen

Signature
Chan Kin-Chung 2005 (signed on the front)
Publication
PAINTINGS OF CHAN KIN-CHUNG: Lingnan Art Publishing House, 2017, p324-325 / Chan Kin Chung 2010: Main Trend Gallery, 2010, p24-25
Reference Price
NT$ 5,100,000
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About Work

After having resided in France for years, Chan Kin Chung finally chose to settle down in Guangzhou, China. His oeuvre is a beguiling mixture of occidental oil painting style and oriental humanistic spirit, which can be divided into the “Composition Series” in the early stage of his career and the “Landscape Series” in the late.

[Spring Breeze] is a piece of Chan’s “Landscape Series” created in the late stage of his career.

In the mid-1980s, Chan started to experiment with different subject matters by drawing inspirations from natural landscapes. From Richard Valley in France to eastern Guangdong in China, from valleys and fields to bamboo forests and vegetables gardens, he not only recorded the picturesque scenery around him, but also infused his paintings with genuine affection for his place of residence.

Chan’s realistic techniques shown in his “Landscape Series” is to some extent different from those in his “Composition Series.” By way of comparison, the former, which consists mainly of color blocks, accentuates simple and unfettered brushstrokes, while the latter gives prominence to delicate and distinct ones. On a more specific basis, “Landscape Series” roughly outlines shapes and omits trivial details, putting emphasis on the use of chiaroscuro and shades of colors.

The reason why Chan’s landscape paintings stand out from the crowd is that, as art critic Joseph Che-hsiung Wang argued, “the sky has never been an essential element in Chan’s landscape paintings. He either completely excludes it, or draws only a narrow strip of it in the upper part of the composition. Even though the sky occupies half of the composition in the minority of his paintings, it is no more than an extension of the ‘stillness’ of the terrestrial landscapes (we’ve not seen so much as white clouds scudding across the blue sky).”

From this argument, we may infer that Chan’s landscape paintings have aimed not so much at photorealistic imitation as at a sort of spiritual construction and choice. Imbued with his personal experiences and feelings, Chan’s oeuvre embodies a strand of reflection and a style of materialization.

About Artist

Chan Kin Chung
Chan Kin Chung
陳建中
1969
Studied in Paris, France
1962
Moved to Hong Kong
1959
Graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
1939
Born in Guangdong, China
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Chan Kin Chung 50 Years Retrospective Exhibition, China Museum, Beijing, China
Chan Kin Chung 50 Years Retrospective Exhibition, Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen, China
2014
Chan Kin Chung 50 Years Retrospective Exhibition, Lingnan Art Museum, Donwan, China
Chan Kin Chung 50 Years Retrospective Exhibition, Mansion of Special Commissioner in Macao under the Foreign Ministry of China, Macao
2011
Chan Kin Chung 2011, Guanshanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Chan Kin Chung 2011, The Museum of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
2010
Poetic Visuality, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Chan Kin Chung 2010, ICBC Private Bank Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2009
Art Beijing Fine Art Fair 2009: Chan Kin Chung Solo Exhibition, National Agriculture Exhibition Center (Main Trend Gallery), Beijing, China
2007
Chan Kin Chung 2007, Rongcheng Fine Arts Museum, Shunde, China
Chan Kin Chung 2007, Fine Arts Museum of Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
Chan Kin Chung 2007, Shangzhen Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2005
Chan Kin Chung 2005, Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2001
Chan Kin Chung 2001, Fine Arts Museum of Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
Chan Kin Chung 2001, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Chan Kin Chung 2001, The Museum of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
Chan Kin Chung 2001, Guanshanyue Arts Museum, Shenzhen, China
2000
Chan Kin Chung 2000, Hansms Gallery, Paris, France
1999
Chan Kin Chung 1999, Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1998
Chan Kin Chung 1998, Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1994
Chan Kin Chung 1977-1984, Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1993
Chan Kin Chung 1993, Fairmate Art Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1992
Chan Kin Chung 1992, Macao City Hall Gallery, Macao
1990
Chan Kin Chung 1990, Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
1988
Chan Kin Chung 1988, Kahan Gallery, Martel, France
1987
Chan Kin Chung 1987, Quintero Gallery, Colombia
1986
Chan Kin Chung 1986, Gallery of the Professional Artists' Colony of Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
Chan Kin Chung 1986, Museum of the Fine Arts Academy of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China
Chan Kin Chung 1986, Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
1985
Chan Kin Chung, Tarbes Culture Center, Tarbes, France
1984
Chan Kin Chung 1984, Quintero Gallery, Colombia
1983
Chan Kin Chung 1983, Metz Culture Centre, Metz, France
Chan Kin Chung 1983, Yomiuri Art Gallery, Paris, France
1981
Chan Kin Chung 1981, Yomiuri Art Gallery, Paris, France
1980
Art 11"80 Basel Art Fair: Chan Kin Chung Solo Exhibition, Yomiuri Art Gallery, Switzerland
1979
FIAC-79 International Art Fair: Chan Kin Chung Solo Exhibition, Yomiuri Art Gallery, Paris, France
1978
FIAC-78 International Art Fair: Chan Kin Chung Solo Exhibition, Yomiuri Art Gallery, Paris, France
1977
Chan Kin Chung 1977, Yomiuri Art Gallery, Paris, France
1976
Chan Kin Chung 1976, Darial Gallery, Paris, France
1975
Chan Kin Chung 1975, Darial Gallery, Paris, France

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