The HKU Museum Society is delighted to organize a visit with artists Lucia Cheung and Arnaldo Acconci at their home studio in Pokfulam.
Lucia and Arnaldo have graciously agreed to share with us their recent works and collections, some of which have been fitted into their house. After the viewing, we will enjoy a cup of tea with them in the artistic ambience of their home.
About the Artists
Cheung Nga Yin Lucia (張雅燕) was born in Macau and settled in Hong Kong at an early age. Trained in both Western and Chinese art, Cheung’s body of work ranges from oil paintings of still life and abstract subjects to Chinese ink-and-brush paintings of landscapes. Mentors who had great influence on her western art were Professor Chan Shu-Soo and Master Luis Chan. In the 1970s, she further studied fine art and language in Italy. Since 1979 she studied Chinese painting under Professor Yang Shan-Shen, one of the masters of Ling-Nam School of Southern China.
In addition to painting, Cheung was art coordinator/tutor at the Hong Kong Arts Centre and contributing editor of ‘Ming Pao Children Weekly’. From 2005 to 2008, she served as a member of the Advisory Board for Visual Studies of Lingnan University.
Cheung has held fifteen solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions. Her works are in museums, public and private collections.
Arnaldo Acconci (夏安逹) was born in Macau and moved to Italy when he was five. During the mid 60’s, he frequently visited his family’s marble workshop in the suburb of Pisa where he sometimes worked as an apprentice.
Acconci was coached by his father Oseo, an accomplished and talented sculptor, in many different techniques, aspects and secrets of the art. Through his father’s encouragement, he decided to pursue and further his knowledge of art.
Acconci moved to Hong Kong in the late 1970’s to help with the family marble construction business. In 2005, he retreated from the family business entirely and dedicated all his time to sculpting and drawing. His creations are of the traditional style with a modernistic approach; themes are mostly related to Italian literature.