Hong Kong Artist Fung Ming Chip
A special preview and meeting will be held for our members with HK artist Fung Ming Chip (馮明秋) at the Sin Sin Annex in Central. This exhibition will showcase Fung's innovative seal-carving works and works of his extra-ordinary calligraphy script styles.
Born in Guangdong, China in 1951, Fung moved to Hong Kong in 1955 and to New York in 1977. He started his visual art career as a sculptor but soon shifted focus to seal-carving which transcended to Chinese calligraphy. Through re-arranging the brush strokes of Chinese characters and emphasis on phrases, he created a script of his own to redefine the ancient Chinese art of calligraphy into a contemporary art form.
Fung's artistic life itself is very impressive. With only a primary school education, his talent ignited the interest of Cambridge University, UK and was invited to be their artist-in-residence in 2004. Most recently, Fung has been invited to participate in the academic forum at the Hangzhou Academy of Fine Art, together with many renowned scholars.
The distinctive style of his artworks has also aroused the interest of luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Hermes. He collaborated with Louis Vuitton for their one-of-a-kind "Malle Cabine" trunk. In 2008, Hermes invited Fung to create an 18-piece china collection "Les Poemes du Mandarin" used in the Krug Room of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Since 1986, he has been traveling around New York, Hong Kong and China. His works are included in major collections by private collectors and public institutions world-wide.