This is a special guided tour of Floating Memories, an exhibition of paintings by Beijing-based artist Han Xin. The title evokes the artist's reflections on gardens and landscapes, many with ponds or streams, where he has been inspired to paint.
A native of Shanghai, Han Xin began painting during the difficult period of the 1960's and 1970's. Following studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, he moved to the U.S. in 1981 and earned a Master Degree at the California College of Art. As artist-in-residence at Monet's Giverny in 1989, he absorbed new ways of treating light and color that are evident in this exhibition.
For the past ten years, Han Xin's "Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall" series has been displayed in the public lobbies of Prince's Building for shoppers to enjoy. These four paintings will be relocated to Exchange Square permanently so that visitors to the exhibition will be able to view them as well.
Sponsored by Hongkong Land and organized by Sandra Walters Consultancy Ltd., Floating Memories will run from 4-21 April 2011.