Those who have visited UMAG's current exhibition of Hong Kong Lyric: Ink Paintings by Raymond Fung, would probably be fascinated by his mystical and charismatic ink landscapes that were designed with discipline and yet free in spirit. In this special demonstration, Fung will speak about his design concepts and show us various techniques he uses to achieve his style of modern ink painting. It will be followed by a private tour of his works for this exhibition.
Raymond Fung (???) began painting as a young man. After receiving his professional degree in architecture from Louisiana State University in the United States, he continued his art studies in the extra-mural programmes of The University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He combines traditional ink painting with a Western approach to colour and composition. His landscapes of Hong Kong are inspired from his training as an architect and his interest in the visual environment.
A renowned architect, designer and ink painter, Fung has won numerous awards including five Annual Awards of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Ten Outstanding Young Person's Award (HK), Ten Outstanding Designer's Award (HK), the Secretary of Home Affair's Certificate of Commendation, as well as fifty other major design prizes locally and abroad.
Fung was a founding member of the Ink Movement and is currently the Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Honorary Advisor to the museums of the Government's Leisure & Cultural Services Department, Member of West Kowloon Cultural District Development Committee, Revitalization of Historical Buildings Committee and ACABAS. He co-writes several books on architecture and culture and often expresses his views on the local press.