Art and Life
Exhibition Dates : 9th January - 15 March, 2015
at Exhibition House, Taipa Houses Museum, Macau
(daily 10.00am to 6:00pm – closed Mondays)

Press conference : 7th January, 2015 at IACM Building, Macau

Opening reception : 9th January 2015 at Taipa Houses Museum, Taipa, Macau

To walk the path of a creative artist is indeed a challenge, which few ever follow for long before the energy and stamina run out.

With Lee Kian Choong things have worked out differently - he has the natural talent and the stubborn determination to carry through his creative ideas. These attributes are just two of the characteristics that successful artists have to have, to tread that winding and treacherous path towards success and recognition.

KC, as we fondly call him, is Malaysian, 55, with the wide horizons of a much travelled man. His studio is in Singapore, where he lives with his family. Already an established and recognized portrait photographer, his visual art works have been commissioned by specialist private collectors across Asia.

Working and studying hard in the UK, he gained degrees in computer science, contemporary art practices and became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Rare indeed, for an accomplished artist to be so professionally qualified in his chosen field. This diverse background makes for intrigue and wonder in the beholder.

In the words of K C Lee, “Art Is The Embodiment of Universality". This simple statement goes a long way to explain his creative philosophy.

With his experience and diverse background he is in a strong position to create his own globalized art style which represent a bridge between less prominent boundaries and cultures. Defined as contemporary with eastern spirituality and western aesthetics, his style is both pleasing to the eye and teasing to the mind.

Today, KC uses the traditional medium of the brush, ink and colours on rice paper to create contemporary works with modern abstract themes and innovative painting techniques.

His paintings are mainly devoted to three themes : Childhood Memories of a Malaysian Village, the Essence and Resilience of Life and the Reveries of the Universe.

We are happy that the latest works by Lee Kian Choong, exhibited at the Taipa Houses Museum will go further to extend exposure of his special techniques, to the art loving public.


Reveries of the Universe
Hong Kong debut exhibition by Lee Kian Choong
Contemporary Ink & Watercolour artist

Exhibition Dates : 16th April – 31st May 2014

Exhibition Venue: Asia Fine Art gallery


To walk the path of a creative artist is indeed a challenge, which few ever follow for long before the energy and stamina run out.

With Lee Kian Choong things have worked out differently - he has the natural talent and the stubborn determination to carry through his creative ideas. These attributes are just two of the characteristics that successful artists have to have, to tread that winding and treacherous path towards success and recognition.

KC, as we fondly call him, is Malaysian, 55, with the wide horizons of a much travelled man. His studio is in Singapore, where he lives with his family. Already an established and recognized portrait photographer, his visual art works have been commissioned by specialist private collectors across Asia.

We are proud to host the latest works by Lee Kian Choong, in exhibition at the our gallery and extend exposure of his special techniques, to the art loving public.

Working and studying hard in the UK, he gained degrees in computer science, contemporary art practices and became a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Rare indeed, for an accomplished artist to be so professionally qualified in his chosen field. This diverse background makes for intrigue and wonder in the beholder.

Today, KC uses the traditional mediums of brush, ink and colours on rice paper to create contemporary works with modern abstract themes and innovative new painting techniques.

In the words of KC Lee, “Art Is The Embodiment of Universality". This simple statement goes a long way to explain his creative philosophy.

With his experience and diverse background he is in a strong position to create his own globalized art style which represent a bridge between less prominent boundaries and cultures. Defined as contemporary with eastern spirituality and western aesthetics, his style is both pleasing to the eye and teasing to the mind.

http://www.asia-fineart.com/page.php/artist/Lee_Kian_Choong


New Year Exhibition 2014
IT’S A WOMEN'S WORLD

Exhibition dates : 4th January to 28th February, 2014

Exhibition Venue : Asia Fine Art gallery

Starting 2014 with a refreshing event of new ideas and new depth of creativity. A very special collection of paintings by a selection of talented independent women artists. The way to start and continue in a New Year!

All the artists have their interpretation of their different disciplines. The delicate combination of colours by Masako Sato; the beautifully themed European gardens expressed by Diane Monet; the Ta Thi Thanh Tam bright cheerful lacquers and the modern frizzy paintings by Elizabeth Hamill.

Bronze sculptures by Tollar Inbar & Christine Vidart create a beautiful backdrop for the oil paintings by Aye Nyei Myint and Liu Ping. Well known Vietnam gallery artists Vu Thu Hien and Lim Khim Katy are showing their works. Spanish artist Eva Maria Pacheco, who is based in New Delhi will have three of her works hanging.

An interesting mix of youth, maturity and culture. The works are all progressive pieces, capturing vibrant colours, fine detail and a new approach to life for the New Year - with zest and creativity.

Participating artists : Aye Nyein Myint, Christine Vidart, Diane Monet, Elizabeth Hamill, Eva Maria Pacheco, Lim Khim Katy, Liu Ping, Masako Sato, Ta Thi Thanh Tam, Tollar Inbar, Vu Thu Hien.


Spirit of Ink
by Hu Hui

Exhibition dates : 21st November – 23th December 2013

Exhibition Venue : Asia Fine Art gallery

A collection of works by Hu Hui highlights his very special style of painting contemporary landscapes, water and rural scenes from China.

Being a revolutionary landscape painter, Hu Hui is constantly out in the field - sketching and looking for new forms and shapes, gleaning from everyday life and everyday happenings. He mingles rice papers, pigments, ink, lines and images together.

When looking at his paintings, viewers partake in witnessing the work of an alchemist. The colourful paddy fields, the clusters of homely cottages, and the serenity of nature are transformed into an inspiring panacea.

Over the years, Hu Hui has become an established and successful artist. His works are popular both as art pieces and talking points.


Asian Watercolours
Fine Watercolours at The Landmark
Exhibition dates : 5th September - 31st October 2013
Exhibition Venue : 3/F, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

An exquisite collection of watercolours by established watercolour painters with four different painting styles and cultures from Asia.

Included are works by artist Bei Xu Min - who is probably the finest watercolour painter from Suzhou school. Zaw Mong paints impressionism of the Irrawaddy River - He was one of the foremost watercolour painters of his time -tragically he died earlier this year at age 47.

Moe Nyo’s paintings are minimalist but striking in their colours and content, which calms and soothes the viewers’ mind. And Vu Thu Hien specializes in watercolour and ink paintings depicting Asian women from times gone by - her works are on dzo paper which is produced from the mulberry tree and is very enduring.
Watercolours have always been undervalued – particularly in Asia. This earlier trend is now rapidly being superceded as watercolours gain their rightful place as an established Asian art medium.

http://www.landmark.hk/english/whatson/happenings/details/LANDMARK_Happenings_Details.aspx?i=65


Beauties of Myanmar
by Aung Thiha, Khine Minn Soe & Saw Kyaw Zaw

Exhibition Date : 27th July to 13th October 2013
at Exhibition House, Taipa Houses Museum, Macau
(daily 10.00am to 6:00pm – closed Mondays)

Press conference : 4:00pm 24th July, 2013 at IACM Building, Macau

Opening reception : 6:00pm 26th July 2013 at Taipa Houses Museum, Taipa, Macau

Thereafter, continued from 17th October to 15th November, 2013
at Asia Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong

The joy of curating art exhibitions and events, is working with emerging artists who are blessed with some considerable depth of natural talent and creativity.

We are pleased to bring together three such talented artists from different backgrounds, painting different styles and using different compositions to create their favorite subject - beautiful Burmese ladies. The result is a collection of paintings which represent the best of modern Myanmar’s current impressionist period.

These three young artists have rapidly reached their mid career status and are destined to move on as their ambition and their deep talent drives them. The combination of their three styles leads to an interesting and telling exhibition. They all studied fine art in Yangon, Myanmar.

Saw Kyaw Zaw 蘇佐照 (1981 - ) Karen Ladies
His paintings could be attributed to being the most contemporary in this exhibition.

He is Karen and proud of his ancestry. “I love our culture and I would like to show the world Karen culture too. Most of my Karen ladies look very natural and have dark skin”. He describes his current works of Myanmar girls, as being painted in a sympathetic illustrative style.

Aung Thi Ha 安狄夏 (1971 - ) Bathing Beauties
Through his current painting style, he hopes that the observer will understand his creative dimension and feeling toward female beauty.

He says, “I think that the structure of female body is full of beauty. I am delighted to create paintings showing the transparency and freshness of the water and the reflection of light. His strong brush strokes, his use of colour and the reflection of water, gives his works great depth and feeling.

Khine Minn Soe 祁明戍 (1980 - ) Burmese Ladies
Recognized as being one of Myanmar’s best and most talented still life and portrait painters.

“When I received details of the works by the famous English artist Sir Gerald Kelly who painted in Burma in 1908, I became increasingly interested and wanted to dig deeper into the past. Gradually, I found a subtle elegance that was so fascinating. The more I painted the series the more interesting and intriguing it became. I am deeply connected with the way they dress, their expression and the uniqueness of the series.”


Burmese art from Myanmar, continues to grow in popularity and be in vogue. Likewise, the reputations and interest shown in the works of these three artists will grow and be recognized by the discerning art public.


Summer Exhibition 2013
Exhibition dates : 28th June to 27th July, 2013
10:30 am to 6:30pm Monday to Saturday

A fine miscellary of works by gallery artists in an ever changing pattern of styles, mediums and tones.

As the paintings and sculptures are removed, so they are replaced by new ones, some of which have not been exhibited before. The gallery will be hanging 25 paintings in a meaningful and comfortable manner without being over crowded.

The mediums include watercolours, oils, acrylic, mixed media, fine art photography and bronzes. Year by year, the range of styles and depth of talent deepens.

This year, the works of several new Asian artists will appear, as well as paintings and sculptures from Europe and America. All in all a fine potpourri of interesting and attractive works.


Street Stories
Khin Zaw Latt

Artist Reception : Tuesday 21st May 2013 - 5.30 to 9.00pm

Exhibition dates : 21st May - 22nd June 2013 1
0.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday
Venue: Asia Fine Art gallery

Khin Zaw Latt, the rising star of Burmese art, who was recently rated one of the top five sian artists opens an exhibition in Hong Kong on 21st May inspired by the streets of Mandalay.

Now in his early thirties, his work is attracting the attention of serious collectors of modern Burmese art worldwide. Interest increased steadily since his enormously successful Buddha and Moving Forward painting series.

His current work reflects the social and environmental changes, which affect the outlook of city people as Myanmar leaps into the 21st century. As with any developing country, urbanization bears the brunt of social change, but is the young who have to make the biggest changes – hence his street children series.

When recently asked about the children, he explains - “It is about the street children who have never had the chance to go to school. I saw so many street children during my last trip to Mandalay. I talked with them, got to know about their difficult lives. Some of them have shining eyes even though they are begging on the street - I keep thinking about their future. What is going to happen to them next...”

Khin Zaw Latt, a graduate of Yangon's University of Culture majoring in oil painting. He won the Myanmar Contemporary Art Award in 2008, was a finalist in the 2009 Sovereign Asian Art Prize and won the first Myanmar National Portrait Award in 2011. Since then, he has regularly exhibited overseas.

KZL has deep reserves of raw artistic talent and the desire to search for and create new themes and illustrate new subjects. The plight of less fortunate young people is something which really disturbs the artist. He is involved with one of the many orphanages which care for children, who have been left alone due to cyclone Nargis or the conflict in the north of Myanmar.

http://www.asia-fineart.com/page.php/artist/Khin_Zaw_Latt


Impressions of Spring
Diane Monet

Exhibition Period : 16th May to 3rd June, 2013 - 8.00am to 9.00pm daily
Linkbridge at Lincoln House, TaiKoo Place, Island East

Artist reception : Monday 20th May 4.00 to 8.00pm

Diane Monet, the great-grand niece of the iconic impressionist master Claude Monet, open her first Asian solo exhibition at TaiKoo Place.

"It is my wish to give people sun-filled escapes from the pressures and stresses of the world, to offer serene views of gardens, fields and resort areas so that my paintings provide little vacations of joy and hope,"

Diane Monet bears a great artist's name and enough talent to carry it beautifully.

Her work is recognized for its vivid colours, luminosity and depth, featuring red poppies, yellow sunflowers. lavender fields and pink pathways below distinctive cotton-speckled, purplish-blue skies.

Monet describes her own style as, "Running, climbing, seeking something. Maybe it's the substance of things that exist in my dreams. Snatches of feelings, premonitions of warmth and content. Hints of what life can be".

Monet’s career highlight was her 2002 inclusion into the Salon des Artistes Independants in Paris; the prestigious exhibition and artist's society that counts Paul Cezanne, Henri Toulous-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin, and Camille Pissaro amongst its pool of talent.

All of her work is painted in oil on canvas and to create the finish that she demands, requires the application of many layers, meaning her paintings consume an inordinate amount of her time.

Impressionists have a reputation for painting quickly and ignoring details but Monet's impressionism requires painstaking attention. As a result, her work is proudly beautiful and she will never be known as a being prolific.

http://www.islandeast.com/eng/events/happenings/happeningsdetail/lincoln_DianeMonet.htm


The Modern Vintage
Steve Diet Goedde
Exhibition dates : 1st April - 31st May 2013
Exhibition Venue : 3/F, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

“The revolving door of fashion always comes back around to its roots and foundations,” states Steve. “Modern vintage” refers to the fact that the fundamental things about us remain constant, and that only our exteriors change. He has been working on this series since the mid-1990s. And with a passion for old-school glamour and photographic techniques, he remains faithful to the style and aesthetics of the past by shooting his images on film using medium-format cameras with little or no digital manipulation.

http://www.landmark.hk/english/whatson/happenings/details/LANDMARK_Happenings_Details.aspx?i=53


Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai
15th - 17th March, 2013

Asia Fine Art gallery will be participating at the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong. Do come and see us at Booth B13.

The Affordable Art Fair was founded by Will Ramsay in 1999 in London. His aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Since then the Affordable Art Fair has become a leading showcase for contemporary art in 15 cities across the world including London, New York, Seattle, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Milan, Hamburg, Stockholm and Singapore.

http://affordableartfair.com/hongkong/


The Art of Deflection
Aye Nyein Myint Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception : Thursday 28th February - 05.00 to 9.00pm
Exhibition dates : Thursday 28th February - 27th March 2013
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery

The passion of life portrayed by Myanmar artist Aye Nyein Myint

After five long years, we are delighted to host Aye Nyein Myint’s second Hong Kong solo, at our Wan Chai gallery.

Still life painting is her love and keeps ever fascinating her. Over these years, we have been privileged to witness a seed change in her personal life and her career. The subject matter is the same but her style has matured, she is even more contemporary. She is a dedicated married young woman, art teacher and without doubt, Myanmar’s number one, woman professional artist.

http://www.asia-fineart.com/page.php/artist/Aye_Nyein_Myint


Autumn Leaves
Group Exhibition
Exhibition dates : 22nd November - 31st December 2012

On show will be incoming works by Hu Hui, Chen Hong Xin, Hu Hai Tao, Ching Lee Hung, Ben Guia and Khine Minn Soe and other new paintings from across Asia.

Come join us at the weekends for a drop of our famous Norfolk Mulled Wine mix with an exciting collection of new works at this time of the year leading to the festive season.

We look forward to seeing you.


Icon-Luminous
Mediha Ting Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception : Thursday 25th October - 05.00 to 9.00pm
(artist will be in attendance)
Exhibition dates : Thursday 25th October - 18th November 2012
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery


The Icon-luminous series is highly charged with tension, ironic humour, sensuality, and ambiguity.

The strong, fluorescent colours are sensual and contemporary and serve to create an intense luminosity, which act as somatic stimuli; her palette is influenced by the luminous lights and neon signs of the city, as well as those found in space. The series investigates three main areas; firstly the relationship between cultural values and the subconscious. Secondly, the new formation of varying cyber texts, chat languages and slang. Thirdly, capturing the time which is shown in the layers and scripts.

The impetus to create the paintings came from a sense of linguistic estrangement felt by Ting every time she returned to Hong Kong. The artist felt as though she had to learn a new language every time she went back; there were so many new forms of slang and invented words and terms.

Multi-layered, each painting contains a variety of shapes which naturally emerged from the canvas and been subconsciously enhanced. A few layers of Chinese writing can be detected beneath the surface, each communicating intimate feelings and thoughts – some regret and some guilt.

Continuing previous explorations into cultural identity and its conflicts, Ting was led to explore the philosophy and psychology of Sigmund Freud – in particular his research into dreams, the subconscious, duality and repression. In Icon-luminous Ting plays around with the subconscious – in shape, colour and form.

Mediha Ting is a London Based Taiwanese Chinese artist. Since graduating from the Byam Shaw School of Art in 2000, Ting has engaged in independent studio practice and research in addition to participating in more than 30 group and 6 solo shows internationally. Her work was exhibited at the ScopeBasel 2009 in Switzerland.


Asia Contemporary Art Show
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
4th to 7th October, 2012

See the latest works by our artists in Room 1216

Asia Fine Art gallery will be participating in Hong Kong’s most vibrant and exciting show for original artworks, limited editions, sculpture and photography which opens at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong October 4th to 7th. The only weekend of art presenting the work of young and emerging talent from all over Asia, plus recognized mid-career artists.

Art lovers, first-time buyers and experienced collectors can stroll through over 60 guest rooms to see thousands of stunning and accessibly priced works.

Do make a note of the dates and come and join us.

http://www.asiacontemporaryart.com/gallery/asia-fine-art/


Glimpse of Geisha
Charito Helgason
Opening Reception : Saturday 22nd September - 12.00 to 5.00pm
(artist will be in attendance)

Exhibition dates : 22nd September – 17th October 2012
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery

A collection of Charitos' very latest work created with loving detail and intimacy.

'I've always thought of what is it like being a Geisha that entertain and live life differently between day and night. How it's like to look inside the hidden secret world of Geishas.

I learnt that before becoming a Geisha one has to go through being a Maiko or Geiko. To me, they are all beautiful and mystical'

This exhibition shows the strength and depth of talent that this artist has had hidden deep in her creative sub-conscious and which is now flowing through the images of these beautiful women.

Charito is much traveled – she was born in Laos to Vietnamese and Philippine parents. She lived in Hong Kong for several years where she studied and worked, traveling to many Asian cities. She currently lives and paints in Bangkok with her Finnish husband and two sons.

Charito has been inspired by Robert O'Brian and Thai artists like Alongkorn Poochamchart who lead the field of fresh contemporary abstract artists.


Summer Exhibition 2012
10 artists from across the region
Chen Hong Xin, Hu Hui, Liu Ping, Wang Xi, Vu Thu Hien, Lim Khim Katy, Christian Knowles, Christine Vidart, Phyu Mon & Khin Zaw Latt

Exhibition dates : 4th July to 16th September, 2012 (10.30am to 6:30pm daily)

Our annual summer exhibition will be an ever changing rolling program of new art pieces throughout the event period. We will bring an exciting mixture of mediums - oil, acrylic, watercolours, photo prints and sculptures from across the region.

Ten of our gallery artists express and portray their inner world in their own chosen mediums - reflecting the variation of talents created by gender, age and culture. The works are all attractive pieces, capturing vibrant colours, fine detail and a new approach to life with zest and creativity.


Dancing Bears
DANCING BEARS EXHIBITION
Bronze & Resin Composite sculptures by Christine Vidart

Exhibition Dates: 12th – 22nd June 2012
Exhibition Venue: Linkbridge at Lincoln House, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Island East, Hong Kong


Refreshingly new shapes and colours from Christine Vidart. Always at her best when sculpturing Dancing Bears – her favourite subject.

This special exhibition shows Christine’s love for her bear creations, her works express an ever expanding fun, humor and passion for polar bears. These almost life size sculptures – curious bears, skating bears, dancing bears are formed in a variety of colours to suit the mode.

The large size bears were a challenge to work with, but Christine has handled it so well - it is both lasting and pleasing to see the bears coming to Hong Kong with the spirit and movement that nature gave them.
Born in Paris, Christine is an avid and disciplined sculptress - it was here that she was influenced by the styles of Gauguin and Malevich. From her early life she spent most of her time in Bretagne where she practiced as a dental surgeon in the countryside near Lorient.
Christine mainly creates in clay but many of her pieces are cast in bronze and her latest life size dancing bears are in composite resin This exhibition acts as a platform in showing Christine’s determination, skills and dedication in her art.

Open daily from 8.00am to 9.00pm - Tuesday 12th continuing till Friday 22nd June


Dream Lands
Exhibition dates : 14th May – 20th June 2012
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery

A collection of Contemporary art photographs by Phyu Mon

The first Hong Kong solo for this quiet, delightful and unassuming Myanmar lady.

Her highly talented work has delighted art lovers and collectors at public exhibitions in Cambodia, Denmark, France, Korea, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand and the USA.

Phyu Mon is from Mandalay where she studied and gained her masters. She was introduced to video and film production through a program at the University of Finland. She is one of the very few women artists in Myanmar who currently works with digital photography

“Phyu Mon's dominant concern is with the status of women, their inner tensions and despair at the challenges they face. Through her connectedness with time, place and situation, Phyu Mon has produced an allegorical body of work that offers a rare contemporary engagement with moral consciousness in a world that prefers to bury its horrors” - Shireen Naziree

“My photography is all about unleashing the dreams, pushing the limits of imagination, giving creativity a new meaning and bringing it out through the medium of photography.” – Phyu Mon.

There are four series in Dream Lands – Born to Run, Hope, Return to beginning and Floating in the World

With Buddhist Myanmar at the worlds centre stage at this time, these works have both a poignant meaning and an interesting demure.


Landscapes
Chen Hong Xin Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception : Thursday 3rd May - 05.00 to 9.00pm
(artist will be in attendance)
Exhibition dates : Thursday 3rd May - 10th June 2012
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery

A new collection of oil paintings depicting the landscapes and life scenes of rural china.

Born in 1944, Chen Hong Xin grew up in old Shenzhen when it was just a fishing village.

Always interested in art and creation, as a student, he first went to Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art to study oil painting which ultimately became his chosen medium. After graduation, he worked as a graphic designer at Guangzhou Fine Art Studio.

Before Shenzhen become a Special Economic Zone of China, he returned home. Chen is one of the pioneers in promoting the local art scene in Shenzhen and has witnessed the tremendous economic, social and infrastructure changes in the area.

For 8 years , Chen Hong Xin was a staff member of Guan Shan Yue Museum, Shenzhen and retired as Director. Now devoting his time to his passion for painting portraits and landscapes - his works are recognized as being of the finest quality. Chen is reputed as the first class national artist and is member of China Artist Association.

Chen Hong Xin’s works have been constantly published in local and national media. His paintings are collected by museums and by private collectors locally and overseas.


Walkabout
Christian Knowles
DEBUT exhibition in Hong Kong

Exhibition dates : Wednesday 1st February - 30th April 2012 – 09.00am to 09.00pm daily
Exhibition Venue : 3rd Floor, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong


“Walkabout”, a collection of selected fine art photographs by Christian Knowles.

Christian Knowles was born in Saint Asaph, north Wales. After learning the creative basics of photography with an ex-Fleet Street snapper, he worked as an expedition photographer in Africa.

Having gained a Degree from the University of Gloucestershire, he went on to work in Spain, where he held his first solo exhibition. Much travelled, Christian has since returned to the UK, where his work has been shown widely, most notably with the Royal Photographic Society sponsored Britain-on-Sea exhibition that toured the country for over 2 years.

Journeys play an important role in Christian’s work, they offer him an opportunity to step outside the comfort zone of day to day existence. Searching for images in unfamiliar surroundings, Christian feels part hunter and part prey. This is the driving force behind his raison d’etre.

Walkabout was inspired by the musings of Bruce Chatwin in his book The Songlines about the nomadic life of Australia’s indigenous population. Walkabout is the term given to the spiritual journey made by adolescent male Aborigines where they live in the wilderness for as long as six months. Whilst undertaking this project Christian noted the empathy that many white Australians feel towards this cultural rite of passage, and how many engage in a similar journey.

Christian currently lives in Devon, England with his wife and young daughter, where he supplements on going projects with lecturing in Photography. He has recently completed a photo shoot in Hong Kong.


Art of Inspiration
Solo exhibition by HU HUI

Exhibition dates : 11th January – 10th February 2012 (10.30am to 6:30pm daily)
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery


The new works for the new year by Hu Hui highlight his very special style of painting contemporary landscapes, water and rural scenes from his native Huangshan, China.

Hu Hui paints understandable contemporary as he sees it – through the eyes of a master artist who lives and works with his surroundings.

His paintings are full of bright colours, intertwined landscapes and busy interacting themes - just as he sees life around him.

Hu Hui is not a sit at the studio painter, he is constantly out in the field - sketching and looking for new forms and shapes, gleaning from everyday life and everyday happenings.

It is easy to understand how he has become an established and successful artist and why his works are so popular both as art pieces and talking points.


Masquerade Of Angels
Elizabeth Hamill Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception : Wednesday 23rd November - 06.00 to 9.00pm (artist will be in attendance)
Exhibition dates : 23rd November 2011 – 10th January 2012 (10.30am to 6:30pm daily)
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery

Elizabeth Hamill obtained her honours degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee Scotland.

Exhibited in the UK & New York, she completed many commercial and private artistic projects in an array of styles. She likes to experiment in the layering of colour and be free flowing with the female form, which is the focus of her new work.

Elizabeth has created her own dynamic style which has now become so recognizably part of her. Bold, bright, energetic and full of activity – each of her paintings immediately becomes a talking point. Unlike many established artists, Elizabeth does not paint huge canvases, her works are refreshingly compact and full of vigour.

Masquerade of Angels aptly illustrates Elizabeth’s colourful and vibrant interpretation of the female form – skillfully sleek and slender bodies in colourful gowns are the subject of the paintings in this collection, showing her latest works.


Carnival of Dialogues
Yonaton Levy Debut Hong Kong Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception : Thursday 20th October - 05.00 to 9.00pm (artist will be in attendance)
Exhibition dates : 20th October – 20th November 2011 (10.30am to 6:30pm daily)
Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery


With vibrant colors and ecstatic sensuality, Yonatan Levy's canvases offer a world of invented characters communicating by ambiguous gestures and intriguing body language. Levy's figures are entwined in each other, as if fulfilling their existence by each other. This carnival of dialogues exudes the feeling that the characters are having a conversation or are preparing for some kind of narrative. Levy creates an experience that can seem as group eroticism, with an undercurrent of humor and playfulness.

“Throughout my painting process, there is an embedded friction between strictness and unpredictability. This friction serves as a tool for me to explore the boundaries between the concrete and the ambiguous, between the real and the imaginary.

Yonatan Levy was born 1979 in Jerusalem, Israel. In 2008 he graduated from The School of Art, Jamidrasha, Beit Berl and was included in the widely exhibited and collected portfolio of emerging artists published by ST-ART. Since then he has exhibited in group and solo shows and his work is included in private collections in Israel, Hong-Kong and USA. He received his BFA from Midrasha School of Art, Israel.


Earth Trees and Clouds
Exhibition dates : Saturday 1st October - 30th November 2011 – 09.00am to 09.00pm daily
Exhibition Venue : 3rd Floor, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong

“Earth Trees & Clouds”, a collection of selected fine art photographs by Alex Capri.

Alex Capri is an award-winning photographer, currently based in Hong Kong. His works feature subjects from more than 40 countries around the world.

Capri studied at Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, California. Although best known for his black & white landscapes, cityscapes and urban still-lifes, his portfolio covers a broad range of genres, including people, underwater photography and underwater films.

Many of Capri’s images have been captured with medium and large format film cameras (still his favorite medium) although a growing number of his more recent photographs are of the digital variety.

As the son of diplomats, Capri spent his youth in Europe, Asia and South America. In Bangkok, his mother bought him a second hand Rolleiflex twin lens camera when he was eight years old. Thus began Capri’s photographic odyssey and by the time he was a teenager he began publishing his first photo-essays.

Capri’ s images have gained acclaim for their serene, minimalist quality, with a focus on space and the juxtaposition of simple elements. Many of his recent, high quality landscapes exhibited at The Landmark illustrates the relationship between earth, trees and clouds.

Capri’s forthcoming book “Palouse” captures more than 25 years of light, space and form in the region of North America known by the same name - Palouse.

Awards
Capri’s photographs have earned honours and distinctions from such well-known institutions as: The International Aperture Awards, the Epson International Pano Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards.


Through the Eyes of Lim Khim Katy
Exhibition Date : 27th July to 11th September, 2011
at Exhibition House, Taipa Houses Museum, Taipa, Macau
(10.00am to 6:00pm – closed Mondays, open public holidays)

Press conference : 27th July, 2011 4:00pm at IACM Building, Macau
Opening reception : 29th July 2011 12:30pm at Taipa Houses Museum, Taipa, Macau

Thereafter, continued from 15th September to 16th October, 2011
at Asia Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong


Artist Statement

Katy’s works were influenced by her observations of the hardships by middle class and poor people going about their daily lives. “My paintings come from the innocence of the working people, the way they live, the way they work and the way they accept their difficult lifestyle – seeing this every day, really makes me think”. She has won several major art competitions, has been the recipient of some of Asia’s most prestigious art awards and has had a string of high profile exhibitions in Europe and Asia.
Katy has created her own painting style which is immediately recognizable by the boldness and focus of using palette knife painting interacting with the coolness of the subtle tones of the subject matter. She senses the feelings generated from the life all around her; “from people’s eyes, gestures and the individual emotions they express. These instants are profound and refuse to leave me until expressed on my canvases.”
Her new paintings are decidedly more tranquil and serene - this collection of 21 new works, are her latest expression of cutting edge Vietnamese contemporary art.


Extracts from the Exhibition Catalogue

Lim Khim Katy is a young, talented Vietnamese artist. Her oil paintings appeared in the early years of the 21st century by a series of personal art exhibitions, which left deep impression in the hearts of art viewers.
Lim’s art carries a weeping and poignant reality of life in third world countries, where the rush of industrialization drives peasants to the edge of society. To them, motherland is no longer a reliable support and life is measured by the temporariness that such societies have to offer. In the midst of seemingly endless chaos, people’s lives are portrayed vividly through Lim’s convincing strokes. They penetrate the people’s heart and soul; they make us wonder and they leave us with a long lasting impression of Lim’s greatest love for mankind.
Lim has never failed to leave a unique footprint in her art. Life touches her so deeply that she finds ways to pour it into her art. To her, life and art have no definite borders. They intermingle, and they give her the inspiration that undoubtedly makes her art distinctively unique.
BUI NHU HUONG - Art Critic.

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The creative tendency of the artist Lim Khim Katy is towards the Meditative Arts. Space and time in her paintings are the transformations from the physical to the spiritual and then to art. The artist Lim Khim Katy has used the material of oil to express the Meditative Arts very clearly through the emotional problems human beings face with each other, with modern life, with nature, with the environment and with destiny. The perspective of the artist Lim Khim Katy takes toward art is the perspective Meditation takes towards life.""
Vice-Professor Tran Van Phu
(HCMC Fine Arts University)


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Lim Khim Katy is, without doubt, the most outstanding contemporary artist in Vietnam today.

Katy was born to a Chinese Cambodian father and a Vietnamese mother, who met when they attended art class. With these inherited genes it is little wonder that she has blossomed to become such a creative and naturally talented artist.

She senses the feelings generated from life around her - from peoples eyes, gestures and the individual emotions they express. Her paintings are influenced by her observations of the hardships of middle class and poor people going about their daily lives.

“My paintings come from the innocence of the ordinary people, the way they live, the way they work and the way they accept their difficult lifestyle - seeing this everyday, really makes me think”.

Painting, exclusively with palette knife, her new works are decidedly more tranquil and serene. This collection of works for her special exhibition, titled ‘Through the Eyes of Lim Khim Katy’ are her latest expression of life and are at the cutting edge Vietnamese contemporary art.

We first met several years ago, before the start of her international career as an artist of some repute and have been friends ever since. Katy has strong views about life and things happening around her - these emotions are reflected in her current works. A considerable amount of time has been spent discussing the theme and composition of the paintings which form this collection of her latest works.

Since the beginning of her career as an artist, the unique composition and style of her work has been recognized by collectors and curators alike. Katy’s works continue to grow both in scope and maturity and so does the interest shown by the discerning art public.
Sidney Cowell
Asia Fine Art
July 2011

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Summer Exhibition 2011
10 artists from across the region
Hu Hai Tao, Hu Hui, Liu Ping, Wang Xi, Vu Thu Hien, Lim Khim Katy, Christine Vidart, Charito Helgason, Myat Kyawt, Khine Minn Soe

Exhibition dates : 6th July to 31st August, 2011 (10.30am to 6:30pm daily)

Our annual summer exhibition will be an ever changing rolling program of new art pieces throughout the 2 month event period. We will bring an exciting mixture of mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolours and sculptures from the region.

Ten of our gallery artists express and portray their inner world in contrasting mediums - reflecting the variation of talents created by upbringing and cultures. The works are attractive talking points, capturing beautiful matching colours, fine detail and approaching life with zest and creativity.


Five Fingers
Group exhibition by the region's 5 leading emerging artists
Khine Minn Soe, Min Mahaw Moe, Mor Mor, Saw Lin Aung & Ye Aung Myat
Exhibition dates : 12th May - 15th June 2011

The collective group exhibition titled ‘Five Fingers’ has the feel of confidence and vibrancy - a feel that only successful creative artists are able to portray through their late youth, clear cut vision and unblinkered thinking. The group of five paint still life, landscape and life scene in the Burmese style which is clean and uncluttered - each in his or her own inimitable way.

Originally, they graduated from Fine Art University and have actively participated in exhibitions and events in Myanmar and overseas.

Khine Minn Soe – “I couldn’t resist nature’s beauty”
Min Mahaw Moe – “Whatever I want to create is my liking”
Mor Mor – “Art is honest.”
Saw Lwin Aung – “All olds were news, best creation is best art”
Ye Aung Myat – “Art is the health of mind”

The event opens from 10.30 till 6.30pm daily from Thursday 12th May and continues until 15th June 2011 at Asia Fine Art Gallery in Wan Chai


The Burmese Art Exhibition
Group Exhibition by 15 leading artists from Myanmar
Exhibition dates : 1st - 30th April 2011

Showing a fine collection of works that capture the spirituality and simplicity of this uncluttered, accessible art form.


Feminine Mystique
A one month exhibition by six international woman artists
celebrating Centenary of International Women’s Day
Exhibition dates : 2nd – 31st March 2011

Oil paintings by Charito Helgason - Canada
Bronze & ceramic sculptures by Christine Vidart – France
Acrylic paintings & multi media by Kristy Cho – Korea
Acrylic paintings by Elizabeth Hamill – UK
Lacquer paintings by Ta Thi Thanh Tam - Vietnam
Ink and watercolours on dzo paper by Vu Thu Hien - Vietnam

Six talented artists from very different cultural backgrounds come together to celebrate the artistic grace of women on this special Centenary Women's Day 2011. This exhibition acts as a platform in showing the determination and dedication of woman artists who are succeeding in today’s competitive art world.

A range of versatile paintings and sculptures in diverse mediums, which unveil the many facets of the female creative psyche. These works show the essence and elegance of the female mystic while expressing a creative journey, which is dynamic, free flowing and self exploratory

Vernissage : Tuesday 8th March - 05.00 to 9.00pm - International Women’s Day
Midissage : Tuesday 15th March - 05.00 to 9.00pm

Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On Street, 99 - 101 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai


Sleeping Forest by Wang Xi
29th January – 28th February 2011 at Asia Fine Art Gallery

Artist Reception: Wednesday 9th February 2011 (05.00 to 9.00pm)

A new collection of oil paintings by Wang Xi depicting his concerns about the environment.

Born 1984, Wang Xi gained both his MA and BA at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. Currently, he is painting his ‘Sleeping Forest’ series which go to illustrate his concern on environmental issues. Like others of his generation, Wang Xi raises through his paintings, awareness of the consequences of human greed and exploitation of natural resources and calls for harmony between human and nature.

His painting style is clean and clear cut. Predominantly trees, individually painted, but finely drawn in groups, woodlands and forests to illustrate the effect of clear cutting for timber. Wang Xi generally paints in small sizes which are both popular and meet the need for lively compact oil paintings.


Christmas Spirits
December 2010
Our Annual Christmas Party Exhibition
An ever-changing pattern of paintings by gallery artists
for the festive season

A special selection of new paintings - ever changing bright and cheerful oils, watercolours, lacquers and photographs from our gallery collection in friendly sizes by our artists from across the region. The holiday season is with us, come mingle with inspiring and beautifully affordable pieces – art knows no boundaries.
The works of gallery artists from China, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar and Malaysia.

You are invited to come join us and enjoy some festive spirit – at weekends during December we will serve our famous mulled wine and mince pie combination - in the company of an ever changing selection of original art pieces.

This the time to be merry, relax and forget everyday problems which really do not matter too much.


Night & Light by Kyee Myintt Saw
Exhibition dates : 4th – 30th November 2010
(10.30am to 6:30pm daily)

Exhibition Venue : Asia Fine Art Gallery, 14 Sik On Street,
99 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

A new collection of impressionist palette knife oil paintings by Kyee Myintt Saw depicting the vibrant and mystic nightlife of Yangon City.

Kyee Myintt Saw’s latest works will shown at his solo exhibition in Hong Kong with Asia Fine Art.

Seen through the sensitive eyes of this 73 year old artist - this new collection of 17 impressionist oil paintings - depicting market scenes and night life in his home city. Also, included are a selection of his latest figure paintings.

His unique use of palette knife reflects the style of the French master artists whom he admires. He is the master of his own special style which vividly creates delicate brushstrokes - showing his passion for people and light. Some of his works combine the techniques of both brush stroke and palette knife, easily taking the onlooker on a journey of colour, movement and light.


Beauty Redefined by Hu Hai Tao
7th - 31st Octobr 2010

Exhibition dates : 7th – 31st October 2010 (10.30am to 6:30pm daily)
Opening Reception: 7th October 2010 (05.00 to 9.00pm)
at Asia Fine Art Gallery Hong Kong

A new collection of oil paintings by Hu Hai Tao depicting the lasting beauty of Chinese modern women.

Timing is everything, or so we are taught. For Hu Hai Tao, his birth date landed in him, in his youth, in the midst of the Cultural Revolution. He was a red guard at school and after graduated from art college was sent to the country to become a peasant for three years. He then returned to the city and became a driver.

At this time, the Fine Art School was returning to normal and began to recruit students. Because of his age, he was in the last group to qualify and to be finally accepted by Guangzhou Fine Art School. After graduation, he chose to be an art teacher and artist.

Teaching and painting have become his lifestyle. He says “I was like someone who’s digging a well, looking for a water source all the time”.

He paints modern day Chinese woman with flair and style, showing how they have leapt into the 21st century. Also, his serious works include superb paintings of Ming and Ching dynasty ladies.


Urban Drift
1st August - 30th September 2010

Part I : 3/F The Landmark, Central
9.00am to 9.00pm daily

Part II : Asia Fine Art gallery, Sik On Street, Wan Chai
10.30am to 6.30pm daily

Artist reception "An evening with Ben McMillan" will take place on Thursday 16th September 5.00 to 9.00pm at Asia Fine Art gallery

Both exhibitions continues daily until 30th September 2010

Asia Fine Art invites you to “Urban Drift”, a special exhibition of photographs by Ben McMillan exploring urbanization in China. A former BBC journalist and modern history graduate from Edinburgh University, Ben moved to Beijing from London in late 2004 and was immediately drawn in by the epic transformation of the capital.

On assignments in Beijing and around China Ben combined a passion for shooting landscape and architecture with a natural empathy for the workers responsible for China’s seismic transformation. His works bear witness to the colossal scale of urbanization across the mainland, incorporating portraiture and reportage as well as his established talent for the physical environment.

Ben's editorial credits range from the National Geographic to Vanity Fair, while he has been exhibited in London in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s China Now exhibition. Earlier this year he was a finalist in the 2009 Sovereign Asia Art Prize.


Summer Art Exhibition
3rd June - 31st August 2010
14 artists from across the region

Opening reception : Thursday 10th June, 2010 - 5:00-9:00pm
Asia Fine Art Gallery


Artists from China, Japan, Korea, Myanmar and Hong Kong, express and portray their inner world in contrasting mediums - reflecting the variation of talents created by upbringing and cultures. The works are attractive talking points, capturing beautiful matching colours, fine detail and approaching life with zest and creativity.

Liu Ping Is a new generation woman who mainly uses ink and acrylic to paint contemporary portraits of Chinese women with mystic eyes – Wang Xi on the other hand is concerned with environmental issues which are reflected in his oil paintings – they both obtained their Masters of Art from Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Charito Helgason, nicknamed Kimmi is currently based in Canada - she paints fresh contemporary abstract. Hong Kong’s Cheri Yeung works will include her latest abstract paintings.

Sculptures works by He Li Ping and Chen Xiang, Modern photographic pieces by Ben McMillan - Beijing. Contemporary, clean and attractive paintings Kim Tae Huk – Korea.

Myanmar artists will include Aye Nyein Myint Khin Zaw Latt, Nan Nan and Moe Nyo.

Our annual summer art exhibition will be an exciting mix of visual art mediums by artist of different races and background.

A photograph exhibition will run in parallel on the 3rd Floor of The Landmark during the months of August and September.

Exhibition dates : Thursday 3rd June - 31st August 2010


Golden Heritage Shanghai
15th - 23rd May 2010
Solo Exhibition by Min Wae Aung

Asia Fine Art will present 22 supreme paintings of Myanmar’s most sought-after artist Min Wae Aung. The solo exhibition titled “Golden Heritage” which opens on May 15th and continues through May 23rd to coincide with Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

Golden denotes the crowning selection of works by Min Wae Aung. It also refers to the artist signature golden backgrounds.

Heritage suggests the long-lasting value of the masterpieces and the artist’s choice of painting Buddhist monks and nuns. It reflects the rich Buddhist heritage of Myanmar. Golden Heritage is an exceptional exposure of the most celebrated works of Min Wae Aung, who has held over 50 exhibitions worldwide since 1994.

Born in Danuby, Myanmar (formerly Burma), in 1960, Min Wae Aung studied landscape and portrait paintings at the State School of Fine Art in Rangoon and later developed his unique style which has met with great sucCess since the mid 90s. His objects, mostly monks and nuns, are placed on golden backgrounds with a serene aura around them. Their hidden faces symbolize the Buddhist ideal of renunciation. There may be an occasional stare of a young monk to the viewers, but often it is shown in a non-engaging and distant manner. The audience often discover a deep feeling of serenity and inner peace contemplating his works.

This form of composition and expression also gives us a glimpse into the artist’s own world. He finds his own nirvana in his paintings rather than in the permission of the audience. That is only what real masters can achieve.

A book by the same name “Golden Heritage” will be launched during the exhibition.

The exhibition opens with a reception Saturday 15th May from 2-5:00pm and continues until Saturday, 23rd May, 2010

Gallery Hours: daily 9:30am to 5.00pm,
Venue: Wan Fung Art Gallery, Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, 80 Cao Xi Road North, Xu Jia Hui, Shanghai


Landscapes of Anhui
1st April to 4th May 2010

A collection of works by Hu Hui highlights his very special style of painting contemporary landscapes, water and rural scenes from China.

Great painters are said to dip their brushes not into pigment, but into light, shadow and reflections. Hu Hui, a revolutionary landscape painter, is definitely such a master artist.

When looking at his paintings, viewers partake in witnessing the work of an alchemist. The colourful paddy fields, the clusters of homely cottages, and the serenity of nature are transformed into bold and strong images by strong colours and imagination - let the soulful works of art sing over your inner spirit.

Most artworks describe, not inspires. Elixir of life, however, isn’t impossible to masters. Asia Fine Art cordially bids you to see how the master Hu Hui mingles rice papers, pigments, ink, lines and images together and transforms them into an inspiring panacea.


MYANMAR CONTEMPORARY ART 2010
22nd February - 31st March 2010
Group exhibition of region's 6 vibrant painters

The annual Burmese art event exhibiting the latest contemporary art coming from Myanmar. Featured are 30 works capturing the spirituality and simple lifestyle of an uncluttered understandable art form which is synonymous with the new awakening of the region’s 6 vibrant painters.

The exhibition opens at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong
10:00am - 8:00pm daily, Monday 22nd - 27th February 2010. Thereafter continues at Asia Fine Art gallery until 31st March.

Nann Nann’s sculptures are well known, her paintings are of a simple meditative form with beauty and clarity of colour – created with a confident bold technique.

Aye Nyein Myint’s works illustrate her established portrayal of vivid still life – as she sees things, sometimes distorted through glass.

Kyaw Lin’s paintings based on new sketches from the highlands of the country- a clean, minimalist style with a harmonious composition of colour and texture.

Khine Minn Soe always the perfectionist continues to add movement to his still life in his own inimitable style.

M Han Aye creates oil on canvas paintings of Yangon downtown mainly with palette knife and strong bold brush strokes, a style which has aroused much interest in his work.

Khin Zaw Latt winner of the Myanmar Contemporay art ontest continues with his award winning series showing how everyday people go about their lives with bright colourful paintings.


MOVING FORWARD
7th January to 11th February 2010
Solo Exhibition by Khin Zaw Latt

Asia Fine Art is proud to curate this solo exhibition by Khin Zaw Latt featuring his new series about people.

Khin Zaw Latt won the 2008 Myanmar contemporary Art contest and is a finalist of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2009.

At age of 29, the artist has already established a mature painting style reflecting the ordinary people from Myanmar going about their life in a futuristic style. This new crowd series depicts the mixed emotion and feeling of seeing the life of ordinary people as extraordinary. Through the interplay between calm and chaos, something new is discovered in his paintings which give respect and compassion a new meaning.

QUOTE - “I was very much affected by the sight of crowds of local people, getting on the ferry to across the river here in Yangon. I could feel the hardship and struggle of their everyday life, but also how they just got on with it. The more I watched, the more oppressive it was for me, until I started looking at individuals in the crowd and noticing some things that were lovely to see. That was relaxing for me, and I list that feeling of discomfort that had been troubling me. I wanted to express in my paintings both emotions – the uncomfortable pressure of crowd, but also the individual beauty that sparkles through the ordinary.”

The exhibition will run from 7th January to 11th February 2010. The artist Khin Zaw Latt will be present at a special reception on Thursday 28th January.


A NEW JOURNEY
20th November to 22nd December 2009

Opening reception 20th November from 6.00 to 9.30pm.

New works by a group of gallery artists from across the region to celebrate the year end season

Our annual event – 24 fine works by destined artists - specially selected paintings to tread time and space with colours for this wonderful time of the year.

Come join us for our celebrated Mulled Wine and Mince Pies over the weekends of 28th November, 5th& 12th December. The hot mulled wine is from Grannies secret recipe.


FACES OF THE CHIN WOMEN, MYANMAR
11th - 24th November 2009
Photography exhibition of limited edition fine prints
@ Starstreet UG Lobby of Three Pacific Place

Continuing our long and deep interest to Burmese art, this exhibition is another opportunity to bring the culture of one of Myanmar’s 136 ethnic groups to the attention of the discerning public.

The Chin women have a long history of face tattooing, which is becoming less popular with the current generation. Tattooes give these beautiful women status and a special position in their society.

This event will coincide with the HK launch of the book BLOODFACES Through The Lens : Chin Women of Myanmar at the Kelly and Walsh bookstore, Pacific Place – 5.30 to 7.00pm. The book, based on the tattoos of the Chin women from north west Myanmar contains a history of the Chin people with over 120 coloured and black & white photographs that both startle and amaze.

A lecture will be given 19th November at Three Pacific Place by photographer Jens Uwe Parkitny. Seats are limited – if you would like to come to this lecture please call 2522 0405 to reserve a place.

The proceeds from the sale of prints & books will go to The Training School for Girls Orphanage in Yangon.

This event is sponsored by Swires - Starstreet.


TRILOGY
3rd - 31st October 2009
Three woman artists exhibition at Asia Fine Art Gallery

Three woman artists, from China and Hong Kong, express and portray their inner world in contrasting mediums – reflecting their different upbringing and cultures in life. The works are attractive talking points, capturing beautiful matching colours, fine detail and
approaching life with zest and creativity.

Liu Ping & Chen Ling are new generation of young woman artists from Sichuan Fine Art Institute. Both specialize in Chinese painting, but revolutionize their skills to express new ideology. Charito Helgason is one of few Hong Kong independent artists.

Liu Ping, researched in her MFA studies, mixed media on canvas to paint contemporary portraits of Chinese women with mystic eyes, inviting the audience to stop for a moment and watch the fast paced world.

Chen Ling, a young budding artist who has developed a refined passion for watercolours, She is currently painting her series titled “Butterfly Love” - to reiterate the classical fairy tale of love.

Charito Helgason, nicknamed Kimmi, was born in Vientiane, Laos to parents of Vietnamese and Philippine decent.
She started drawing in pastels as a youngster and has developed into a fine oil painter. Charito has lived in Hong Kong
for several years - she paints fresh contemporary abstract.


WATERCOLOURS OF KYAW THAUNG
12th - 30th September 2009
Solo Exhibition at Asia Fine Art Gallery

A collection of 15 watercolours by Burmese Master artist Kyaw Thaung who merge fine paper, pigments, ink, brush strokes and images together and transforms them into an inspiring panacea.


BURMESE WATERCOLOURS
1st September - 31st October
3/F The Landmark, Central

A collection of exquisite watercolours which takes you on a journey into the beautiful and unspoilt land of Myanmar. Included are works by master watercolour artist Kyaw Thaung - who is famous for his realism. Zaw Mong paints impressionism of the Irrawaddy River - the lifeblood of the country. Moe Nyo’s paintings are minimalist but striking in their colours and content, which calms and soothes the viewers’ mind. And Aye Min takes us to the old days of Rangoon downtown.

Most artworks describe, not inspire. This collection of watercolours however, both inspires and celebrates the elixir of life.


ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ART 2009
Monday 3rd to 8th August 2009
at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, HK

Asian Contemporary Art features a specially collected portfolio of 40 quality paintings - a refreshing mix of ink, watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings by 11 talented artists from China, Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Uncluttered by convention and with a free thinking spirit, these artists were selected for their differing styles, contrasting compositions in a wide range of colours and textures which they use to express their individualism.

Exhibition continue thereafter until 31st August 2009 at Asia Fine Art Gallery

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Hu Hui a revolutionary landscape painter who modernizes Chinese ink paintings with colourful pigments, impressive images and transform them into inspiring panacea

Ye Tao is from Sichuan. She paints young girls expressing youth, simplicity, inner peace and tranquility.

Wang Xi from Sichuan is currently painting ‘sleeping forests’, in vibrant green colours, with a definite environmental theme.

Mediha Ting the gifted London based cross-cultural artist who paints with a deep sense of displacement, to express nostalgic relationship in nomadic city life.

Cheri Yeung Born 1969 in Fujian, China, Cheri now resides in Hong Kong and paints with passion and sentimentality, her works are her expressions of the contemporary, an alienated city experience.

Nguyen Hung Son lives in Hanoi and paints the interaction of friends and relations in his daily life.
His works have been warmly received over the years.

Kim Tae Huk from Korea, takes contemporary art to a new plane by using woodcut technique to express pointing and embroidering on canvas rather than painting.

Maung Maung Hla Myint is the most celebrated artist, designer and illustrator in the country. He takes viewers on a magical trip to dreamland through his use of delicate lines, astonishing colours and inspiring motifs.

Kyee Myintt Saw was born 1939. His paintings are alive and sparkle with the various hues of the tropical sun of Myanmar. Without doubt, he is the foremost oil on canvas painter in Myanmar today – painting Yangon at night, market scenes and figures.

Khin Maung Than js the master watercolour artist from central Myanmar. Now in the silver years of his life – his works are sought by watercolour collectors of Asian art.

Khin Zaw Latt , at 29 years old, has already established a mature painting style projecting the essence of Buddha in a modern, simplistic powerful way which expresses the inner peace and tranquility. He has recently won the prestigious Myanmar Contemporary art competition - this exhibition will show his latest ‘people series’.


SHADES OF SUMMER
6th July until 3rd August 2009
by gallery artists

Paintings with bright summer colours by our leading gallery artists from China, Myanmar and Vietnam

Including new works from a private collection by artists Le Chuyen and Trinh Sinh Nha
first time showing in Hong Kong


HEAVEN AND EARTH
11th June until 5th July 2009
Solo Exhibition by Hu Hui

A new collection of works by Hu Hui a revolutionary landscape painter who has the special talent in depicting so vividly the colourful paddy fields, the clusters of homely cottages, and the serenity of nature.


REFLECTIONS
14th May until 3rd June 2009
Solo Exhibition by Aung Thin Oo

Aung Thin Oo is a lecturer at The Yangon University of Culture where he teaches modern oil painting. His works have regularly been displayed at Asia Fine Art gallery over the past three years and have become favourites with collectors. His ability to paint reflection is quite amazing and this collection shows his best works to date.

Born 1962 in Myanmar, Aung Thin Oo studied at the State School of Fine Art in Mandalay and graduated from Mandalay Art & Science University in 1985. Since then he studied under art master U Khin Mg Chit, U Kyaw Lay, U Tin Aye, U Zaw Win. He is currently the lecturer of painting department in the University of Culture, Yangon and has regularly participated in art exhibitions in Myanmar


THE ART OF STILL LIFE
15th April - 13th May 2009
Solo Exhibition by Win Pe Myint

All life comes to be, because of light. The mastery of Myanmar still life niche painter Win Pe Myint also lies in his refined ability to bring light to all his objects.

Colours, space, and light are played by him in absolute fluidity – conveying a strong sense of perfect finish and unpretentious love for still life.

This exhibition shows two sets of astonishing and arresting works; glass and earth wares of his home and the morning market of Shan State. One travels through his paintings from home to the market, from the world around us to one’s innermost enclave.


BURMESE CONTEMPORARY ART - OPUS II SHANGHAI 2009
28th March – 5th April 2009

Following the success of Opus I Shanghai launched two years ago, Asia Fine Art, Hong Kong, in collaboration with Wan Fung Art Gallery is proud to bring you the sequential Burmese Contemporary Art - Opus II Shanghai 2009

Opus II opens with a reception Saturday, 28th March from 2-5:00pm and continues until Sunday, 5th April, 2009.

The exhibition will show a special collection of paintings selected from the artist’s studios, this time with leading contemporary artists. Min Wae Aung, Maung Maung Hla Myint, Maung Aw, Kyee Myintt Saw and Khin Maung Than, will be showing their latest and best works in oil paintings, fine watercolours and contemporary acrylics.

Gallery Hours: daily 9:30am to 5.00pm,
Venue: Wan Fung Art Gallery, Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, 80 Cao Xi Road North, Xu Jia Hui, Shanghai



HONG KONG ART WALK 2009 at ASIA FINE ART
Wednesday 11th March 2009
from 5.00pm to midnight

The annual art extravaganza.
We look forward to meeting new and old friends during this event, sharing a drink or two
And taking the opportunity to talk art things in the cosy seclusion of our off the beaten track gallery.

ArtWalk details can be seen on http://www.hongkongartwalk.com


BEYOND A NEW HORIZON
Hong Kong artist CHERI YEUNG
Exhibition Period: 5th - 25th March 2009

Cheri Yeung, the talented local emerging artist has her debut exhibition “Beyond a New Horizon” at Asia Fine Art’s Sik On Street gallery - opening night 5th March 2009 : from 5:00 - 9:00pm. Artist will be in attendance.

Cheri's life journey of personal and creative discovery led to this fine collection of 15 canvases with explosive colours and subtle themes. Painted with passion and sentimentality, her works are her expressions of the contemporary, an alienated city experience


ASIA FINE ART @ FORMER CENTRAL SCHOOL ENVISIONING DAYS
21, 22, 28 February and 1 March from 10 am to 5 pm
FORMER HOLLYWOOD ROAD POLICE MARRIED QUARTERS (35 Aberdeen Street)
Come visit us at Room 102, Block A . Alongside with gallery exhibitions, a series of activities consisting of artifacts display, art quarters by artists, school guided tour, talks and workshops will be held with the aims to arouse public concerns over the conversation and future development of the site, and encourage public engagement in the process.

Free visiting tickets will be available at our gallery. Please contact us at 2522 0405.


FEBRUARY AT SIK ON STREET
Show of Gallery Artists
1st - 28th February

The new works by popular artists is always of interest and welcomed at this time of the year. The gallery will hang paintings of requested artists and change the theme during the month.


WINTER MAGIC
by Maung Maung Hla Myint
1st 31st JANUARY 2009 at Asia Fine Art Gallery

New vivid dreamlike canvases specially painted for this exhibition - showing the play of colour as only the artist knows how to paint Winter Magic.

The sensitivity in his works are shown through his fascination for colours, his obsession with lines and the fresh view in the inter mix of shade and light, warm tones for winter.


SPECIAL ANNUAL EXHIBITION
November 2008 to January 2009 at Asia Fine Art Gallery

It’s that time of the year again. Our Special Annual Exhibition consists of more than 50 paintings in friendly size by artists from Myanmar, Vietnam Indonesia and China - Excellent ideas for festive gifting.

Mulled wine, mince pies and cheeses will be served at the weekends from 12:00 until 8:30pm, starting 29th November until Christmas.

Come join us and enjoy some festive spirit – in the company of an ever changing selection of original fine art.

Exhibition runs daily 10.30am to 7.00pm until 31st January.


REACHING FOR THE HORIZON
11th to 25th November 2008
at Asia Fine Art Gallery

Doet Boersma, established Dutch artist has her debut exhibition in Hong Kong showing her new collection of 20 paintings featuring dynamic nature of landscapes and horses.

‘The distance is a challenge to me. How far do I go to reach the horizon?’ – Doet

Born 1958 at Wjelsryp, The Netherlands, Doet Boersma is a woman of some determination and independent character. She became an artist, teacher, entrepreneur and ships captain – a country girl who loves the horses and the sea.

She lived on the family farm with her parents until she was eighteen – the only girl with three brothers. Doet’s artistic talents were recognised at an early age, as were her probing and experimenting attitude.

Typical elements of space and gesture, of surface and horizon, become part of her pictorial language. Her favourite subject is to express the spaciousness and the dynamic nature of the landscape. In marked contrast of content, her attention is drawn to what is near and what can be painted in miniature.

Like a true bright day painter, she first lays down impressions of landscapes which are later turned into colourful canvases. The result is a true avalanche of splendid paintings.


NOVEMBER SOLO SERIES
Saturday 8th to Sunday 30th November 2008
at The Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

1. SIMPLICITY
Solo exhibition of new works by Myanmar artist Khin Zaw Latt

2. BEAUTIFUL SHAN STATE
Solo exhibition of new works by Myanmar artist Thant Zin

3. Heart Déco
Solo exhibition of new works by Myanmar artist Thee Zar

4. MIRAGE
Solo exhibition of new works by contemporary Vietnamese lacquer artist Ngo thanh Nhan


SOUND OF THE WAVES
16th October to 9th November 2008
at Asia Fine Art Gallery

Solo exhibition of new seascapes by artist Tun Kyi


GALLERY EXHIBITION
currently running till 15th October 2008

A fine collection of paintings by gallery artists from China, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia And Vietnam at our Sik On Street gallery


MYANMAR MASTERS HONG KONG 2008
Venue: The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central
Exhibition Period: 11th to 16th August 2008
Opening hours: daily from 10:30 to 7:00pm

An exclusive exhibition of Myanmar’s most prominent artists featuring five highly regarded Myanmar artists Min Wae Aung, Pangyi Soe Moe, Mg Mg Hla Myint, Kyee Myintt Saw and Win Pe Myint who will display their latest works.

• Min Wae Aung, who has achieved a unique signature of painting monks and nuns on elaborate and striking backgrounds.
• Pan Gyi (Artist) Soe Moe is the celebrated film director, photographer and illustrator. Since he resumed painting in late 90’s, he has shown his work all over south-east Asia.
• Mg Mg Hla Myint who studied at the School of Fine Art in Yangon and who has a fascination for colours that are shown in vivid, dreamlike sceneries.
• Win Pe Myint who fell in love with colour and firmly believes it to be the most important element in paintings. He was born in Minbu, a small town in central Myanmar. His work is exhibited mainly within the country.
• Kyee Myintt Saw was born in Yangon in 1939 and has participated in art exhibitions in mainland China and Japan, as well as his native Myanmar. His paintings are alive and sparkle with the various hues of the tropical sun of Myanmar.

The works of these artists will continue to be shown at our Sik On Street gallery, Wanchai, Hong Kong.


SEA AND THE CITY
June 19th until 3rd July 2008

By Myanmar master artists Kyee Myintt Saw & Myint Soe

Opening Reception 5:30 to 8:30pm Thursday, June 19th at Asia Fine Art at Sik On Street, 99 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

These two Yangon master artists have been friends for many years – they have created a fine collection of oil paintings for their Hong Kong exhibition. Their styles and subject matter are so different that they complement each other.

Kyee Myintt Saw is presently painting night scenes in Yangon – shadows, bright lights, people dining, reflection after rain – all painted in strong explicit colours using his special palette knife technique. KMS is now in his 70’s.

Myint Soe seascapes reflect the bright clean atmosphere of Myanmar – blue seas, golden beaches, fishing boats, crashing waves. His style is somewhat reminiscent of the Mediterranean of earlier times – bold clean paintings.

The contrasting styles of these two famous painters makes for a very interesting and pleasing event which will probably not be seen again for some long time.


TAKE FIVE
19th June to 3rd July 2008

Opening Reception 5:30 to 8:30pm Thursday, June 19th at Asia Fine Art -Gallery 14 at Sik On Street, 99 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

What is Take Five?
Five contemporary Philippine artists
Refined paintings jointly exhibited as a part of the third Philippine Arts Festival in Hong Kong
Divine motifs and messages created through exquisite use of lines and colors
Sublime rare beauty on canvas that surely surprises viewers

Take Five is also an invitation to the metropolitan-dwellers to take a break from the rat-race, to relax a little while in the luxury spa of fine art.

The therapeutic effects of art to one’s soul are irrefutable. Take Five artists use colors and lines like healers use herbs – taking gallery-goers to experience a fuller and deeper life. One may be taken by surprise what simple images can do: stripes of harmonious tones, circular strokes, splotches of paint and patterns. They seem to speak louder and help one chill out far more than anything overly elaborative.

The Take Five artists: Jun Cambel, Nards Gomez, Ben Guia, Charito Helgason & Manuel Rubio.


THE NEW AWAKENING
Indonesian Contemporary Art by artist Sri Hadhy, Wahyu Geiko, Arya Sugiato, Arya Sucitra, Arya Parwita, Deni Junaedi, at The Lee Gardens, Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay


COLOURS OF THE ANDES
24th May to 15th June 2008

by Chilean artist Ruben Fernandez, Silvia Gleisner, Vilma Penrroz & Pilar Rios

Bold designs, incandescent colours, enchanting images and exquisite craftsmanship are the common threads weaving across a collection of choice paintings jointly exhibited by four talented Chilean artists.

The images and effects of these paintings are surprisingly intertwined and harmonious. When put together, they act like a grand tapestry from the Andes. A look at this tapestry, you almost feel your waist wiggle uninhibitedly, with hands raised and waving, to the beat of South American music – to celebrate the love and joy of life.

Fully supported by the Chilean Consulate and Trade Commissioner, this exhibition invites viewers to the Andean villas, indigenous aroma, Latino personas brightly portrayed by confident and forceful brush strokes, passionate thick patches of oil paint and acrylic on canvas. The density, depth and diversity of the paintings is a sheer representation of this rich Chilean art.


WATERCOLOURS OF THE IRRAWADDY
12th to 30th April 2008

A fine collection of framed watercolours by Zaw Mong who was born in 1967 in Myanmar.

Zaw Mong paints the people of the Irrawaddy River - their livelihood - their lifestyle. The tones and colours in his works are inspired by that special Myanmar light, which is both clean and pure, to uplift his paintings.

The Irrawaddy is the life blood of the country, providing fertile lands, transportation from north to south, continual supply of fresh water and ample food for it's people - this is what the artist beautifully portrays.

This is Zaw Mong's first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.


A JIGSAW OF EVERYDAY LIFE
13th to 31st March 2008

A jigsaw isn’t simply a bunch of pieces put together. A jigsaw of master quality plays the magic flute, luring you to be a part of it. Asia Fine Art presents a collection of 13 paintings by Bagan artist Maung Thi Ha.

Maung Thi Ha adores women: grassroots, housewives, street hawkers, young and old. He also loves patterns. Longyis worn by the women around the waist to the feet are all unique and appealing. Floral patterns, stripes, multi-colored and impressionistic splashes of shapes are just some of them. He as well delights in market places with avalanches of exotic tropical fruit, flowers, pottery, and vegetables. He is very playful with movement: people squatting down, moving, trotting, walking, sitting, selling, buying, bargaining, laughing, and living.

The diversity and homogeneity depicted in his paintings go so hand in hand. It’s almost impossible to find a central focus of his objects and so all objects become the subject matter. Everyone and everything on his canvas occupies an important space, and plays an important role. All of them, meanwhile, are coated with a harmonious tone.

A glimpse into his picture, watch out, may indeed draw you right into it. If you want to see how his jigsaw of art lures you, come to view his latest collection of Myanmar daily life.

This upcoming exhibition invite art lovers to embrace the simplest daily life and join the painted souls to utter a joyful grin.


ARTWALK 2008 at ASIA FINE ART
Wednesday 12th March 2008

from 5.00pm to midnight – the annual art extravaganza.
We look forward to meeting new and old friends during this event, sharing a drink or two
And taking the opportunity to talk art things in the cosy seclusion of our off the beaten track gallery.


THE ALCHEMY OF ANHUI
6th to 31st March 2008

Asia Fine Art cordially bids you to witness the mastery of Hu Hui who turns rice papers, pigments, ink, lines and images into an inspiring elixir of art.

Great painters are said to dip their brushes not into pigment, but into light, shadow and reflections. Hu Hui, an Anhui landscape painter, is definitely such a master artist.

The brushes, strokes, and lines, employed by Hu Hui, go far beyond bringing an image, scenery, or sublime beauty even. Rather, viewers could gaze upon the works of an alchemist, who converts colorful paddy fields, clusters of homely cottages, and serenity of nature into a spirit. As you engage yourself in his works of art, the spirit of them will sing their song over your soul, urging you to desire to live a fuller life.

Most works of art describe, not inspire. Asia Fine Art is fortunate to exhibit a tantalizing collection of new paintings of Hu Hui.


VALENTINE DE LA VIE
14th February to 12th March 2008

Asia Fine Art invite you to come savour the unspoilt beauty and indefinite passion of life through the paintings of Aye Nyein Myint.

Fragrant flowers, fresh fruit, and different faces of life – are objects with which this talented and sentient artist is obsessed. With delicate strokes, bold employment of pigments, and intense sensitivity, Aye Nyein Myint brings a taste of life that not only satisfies your visual desire, but also brings other senses to life, as if you could smell the aroma, taste the sweetness, touch the smoothness, and listen to the tranquility of simple delight.


THE WORLD OF MG MG HLA MYINT
17th to 31st January 2008

Asia Fine Art invite you to a mysterious and magical journey of art, via the canvases of the acclaimed Myanmar artist Maung Maung Hla Myint.

12 new vivid, dreamlike canvases specially painted for this solo exhibition - showing the play of colour as only the artist knows how.


DECEMBER SMALL PAINTING EXHIBITION
8th December to 31 January

It’s that time of the year again. Our December Small Painting Exhibition consists of more than 50 paintings in friendly size by artists from Myanmar, Vietnam and China - Excellent ideas for festive gifting.

Exhibition opens Saturday 8th at Asia Fine Art - Gallery @ Sik On Street.

Mince Pies and Mulled Wine Reception – 3:00 until 9:00pm.

Exhibition runs daily 10.30am to 7.00pm until 31st January.


CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART
16th to 25th November
at the Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

A collection of new paintings by 3 budding artists from China with landscape paintings by Hu Hui and Zhang Yong Lai and portraits of modern Chinese women by Cao Na in their own distinctive style.


YANGON NIGHTS
6th to 15th November at the Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

This is Kyee Myintt Saw’s first solo exhibition outside Myanmar. Seen through the sensitive eyes of the 69 year old artist are a new collection of 12 impressionist oil paintings depicting the market scenes and night activities after the day’s work in downtown Yangon.


ETERNAL BLISS
27th October to 5th November at the Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

A fine collection of paintings showing the Khin Zaw Latt's new Buddha series paintings - offering gold leaves and flowers to calm and enrich one’s soul.


URBAN LIFE FANTASY
11th to 31st October, 2007

This is Nguyen Hung Son’s first solo exhibition. He starts with a fine collection of over 20 contemporary acrylic paintings depicting the interaction of friends and relations in his daily life. Happy hours with co-workers, friends playing flute, friends who like cat and fishes, girl friends…


ART BEIJING 2007
20th-23rd September at the National Exhibition Centre, Beijing.

Asia Fine Art is proud to participate at Art Beijing 2007. Joining the exhibition are our gallery artists Hu Hai Tao & Hu Hui from China; Min Wae Aung & Kyee Myintt Saw from Burma; Lim Khim Katy & Nguyen Hung Son from Vietnam.


THE TREE OF LIFE
1st to 30th September 2007

"You can live under my shade
• you can eat my fruits
• you can pluck my flowers
• you can pick my leaves
• you can take my roots "
but
don't kill us because it will make the earth where we live dry and ugly “

Inspired by the beautiful nature when he visited his home town in Mandalay in 2004, Myat Kyawt creates a series of colourful scenery, painted directly from the tube. He has achieved in portraying a harmonious, joyful and peaceful life in association with trees.


2007 BURMESE MASTERS HONG KONG
18th to 26th June, 2007

Asia Fine Art is proud to present an exclusive exhibition of Myanmar’s most prominent artists at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong from Monday .

Joining the exhibition are seven highly regarded Myanmar artists Min Wae Aung, Pangyi Soe Moe, Zaw Min, Mg Mg Hla Myint, Kyee Myintt Saw, Win Pe Myint and Chan Aye who will display their latest works.


WOMAN ARTIST CONTEMPORARY ART
9th - 13th May
six modern and gifted woman artists - Ly Tran Quynh Giang, Ta Thi Thanh Tam, Mediha Ting, Aye Nyein Myint, Nann Nann & Eileen Chan at The Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay. Some 35 fine paintings will be shown in this 9 day event.

The six artists are from Hanoi, Yangon, London and Hong Kong. Each artist has her own different style of work in contrasting mediums – with wide ranging subject matters depicting the magic of music in life, whimsical fantasy figures, the power of meditation, beauty in nature, urban nomad and the impression of modern city life.


REALITY + RECLINING
11th to 30th April

The works of two modern and talented Burmese artists at a special exhibition titled Reality + Reclining by artists Zaw Min and Naing Thu –with indepth landscapes, colourful market scenes and beautiful figure paintings.


SPRING CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART
10th to 16th April 2008

Asia Fine Art presents the works of four modern and talented Chinese artists - Chen Hong Xin, Hu Hai Tao, Hu Hui and Eileen Chan at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. The artists will attend the exhibition. Some 35 fine paintings will shown in this 8 day event.


OPUS ONE SHANGHAI
24th March to 1st April 2007

If you are in Shanghai this month, we invite you to visit a special exhibition
which we are holding at the Wan Fung Gallery, Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, Cao Xi Road North, Shanghai.

A new collection of fine Burmese paintings by principal artists Min Wae Aung, Chan Aye & Tin Win.


ART WALK 2007 AT ASIA FINE ART
Wednesday March 7th from 5.00pm to midnight – the annual art extravaganza.
We look forward to meeting new and old friends during this event, sharing a drink or two
And taking the opportunity to talk art things in the cosy seclusion of our off the beaten track gallery.


BURMESE MAGIC
2nd to 9th March 2007
at the Fringe Club, Central

A selected collection of oils, acrylic and watercolours by our gallery artists in collaboration with the Fringe Club.


COLOURS
5th to 28 February, 2007

30 stunning paintings from the studios of artists in Rangoon, have been chosen for their contrasting styles and outstanding COLOURS.

Each artist has their own interpretation of the COLOURS of life. Vermillion, deep green, pale blues and bright yellows are all shown to great effect. With winter in retreat, this gallery exhibition gives a taste of spring and the COLOURS to come.


VIETNAMESE LANDSCAPE
12th to 31st January, 2007

A special collection of Vietnamese landscapes by oil painter Nguyen Thai Duong. An architect turned painter, he is well known for his attention to detail, particularly his skies and light.


MULLED WINE AND MINCE PIE WEEKEND
on 8th, 9th, 10th of December.

Come join us for Mulled Wine, Mince Pies and other traditional Christmas goodies.

A special collection of oils, watercolours, pastels and lacquers by popular artists from Vietnam, Burma and China will be hung for this weekend – paintings in friendly sizes for Christmas.


WATERCOLOURS OF HONG KONG
13th November to 24th December, 2006

The exhibition is a collection of specially commissioned watercolours by Suzhou artist Bei Xu Min. Last year, the artist spent several weeks in Hong Kong creating these watercolours. The result, is a record of some of the territories most stunning scenery seen through the eyes of this master painter.

A unique collection of 20 fine paintings will be displayed at this exhibition.


CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART
12th to 26th November 2006

This exhibition features a specially collected portfolio of fine quality oil and ink paintings by the artists Chen Hong Xin, Hu Hai Tao & Hu Hui from China. Over 40 paintings are on display.


AUTUMN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION – THE LEE GARDENS
5th to 19th September, 2006

Asia Fine Art showcases AUTUMN CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION at The Lee Gardens, Hong Kong. This event is the first of our new season of exhibitions and features a specially collected portfolio of quality paintings. The exhibition is a refreshing mix of acrylic, pastel, oil and lacquer paintings by 6 talented artists from Myanmar & Vietnam.

Uncluttered by convention and with a free thinking spirit, these artists have painted a rare and unique collection of some 45 paintings for this exhibition.


TO TRANQUILITY
2nd to 16th June 2006
at the Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

Showing 40 colourful and delicate paintings portraying inner peace and enlightenment of spirit and soul by Soe Soe (Laputta) & Khin Zaw Latt.


ESSENTIALLY LACQUER
Collection of paintings illustrating the many facets of beautiful Vietnamese lacquer artworks by artists Pham Thi Nghia, Tran Huy Quang, & Ta Thi Thanh Tam.


ESSENTIALLY LACQUER – The Lee Gardens
12th to 25th May, 2006
at The Lee Gardens, Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay

Titled ESSENTIALLY LACQUER, the exhibition illustrates the many facets of beautiful Vietnamese lacquer artworks from the Hanoi art community with an emphasis on modern lacquer.

Painting in natural lacquer is unique to Vietnam. The lacquer resin, when painted in an array of mineral colours, give artists the opportunity to create artworks which range from modernistic to the traditional. The added use of gold and silver leaf is a special feature of these beautiful paintings.

The lacquer paintings from artists Pham Thi Nghia, Tran Huy Quang, Ta Thi Thanh Tam & Ngo Thanh Nhan make a versatile portfolio. The works of two of these artists have not been seen in Hong Kong before. A collection of oil paintings by La Vuong has been added to give the exhibition a modernistic and colourful balance.


BEAUTIFUL MYANMAR
19th to 28th April, 2006
at The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central

Titled Beautiful Myanmar, the exhibition is a cross section of beautiful paintings by talented artist. No exhibition of Burmese art would be without the colourful paintings of monks and nuns in their flowing robes but there are exquisite little seen portraits, landscapes, life scenes and seascapes.


THE CELLARMASTER WINE CELLAR GALLERY
1st to 31st January 2006

An exhibition of works by artists from Vietnam, China and Italy. This is a special exhibition of several painting styles showing some new works by our most popular artists.


A TASTE OF FRESHNESS
30th November to 24th December 2005 at Cellarmasters 9th Floor, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong.

Solo exhibition on oil painting by Willa Ching. ‘A Taste of Freshness’ is an interesting collection of brightly painted on deep canvases, depicting mainly fruit and flowers in a variety of colours and backgrounds.

Born in Hebei, China, Ching Lee Hung studied at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing in 1994. She continued further with her studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and in Russia at the Lebin Academy of Art St Petersburg.

She has held exhibitions in Beijing, Hong Kong, Cape Cod & Boston. Her works are in private collections in China & overseas.


1ST EXPRESSION
Wednesday 2nd to Wednesday 30th November 2005at CellarMaster Gallery, 9th Floor, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong

Contemporary artist Jun Cambel draws his inspiration from the beauty of nature. He uses art as a medium to raise people’s environmental awareness. Jun uses bright and vivid colours, often applied in layers; textures often combined with objects to add an extra dimension to his canvases.


THE COLOURS OF VIETNAM
20th October to 4th Friday November 2005 at Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

Selected works by these two established Hanoi artists.

Ngo Thanh Nhan teaches lacquer painting. His modern approach to such a ancient art form is remarkably refreshing.

Pham Duc Phong is an experienced oil on canvas painter who has many exhibitions both in Vietnam and overseas.

Works by both these artists are in the collections of collectors in Europe & America.


THE SPIRIT OF VIETNAM
The exhibition by 3 talented women artists Vu Thuy Huong, Luu Thi Hien & Ly Tran Quynh Giang to celebrate the Vietnam National Day


THE SPIRIT OF VIETNAM
1st September to 14th September 2005 at the Lee Gardens, Causeway Bay

The exhibition by 3 talented women artists will be host to the Vietnam National Day celebration 2nd September - which will be opened by the Consul-General at 5.30pm.

It will be a colourful event with the women artists and guests wearing Ao Dai, surrounded by beautiful and tasteful artworks.