de Sarthe Gallery presents The Colours of Ink, a solo exhibition featuring Chinese painter T’ang Haywen (1927 – 1991), who was known for his dynamic, textured and unrestrained style. An important figure in Modern Ink Art, T’ang belongs to a group of Chinese painters who settled in Paris after World War II. The exhibition will feature extremely rare masterpieces by the artist and will run from September 18 to October 18, 2014.
Having received no formal training in art, T’ang moved to Paris in 1948 to pursue a career in medicine. There, he decided instead to pursue his dream of becoming a painter. The sources of his art are to be found in the teachings of traditional Chinese calligraphy and Daoist principles.
The Colours of Ink explores T’ang’s artistic development culminating with the 1970s where he refined his format and produced his most important series – the diptych on paper, customarily untitled and measuring 70 X 100cm. It also explores his departure from the centuries old traditions of Chinese ink and instead captures the spirit of China in our globalised society.
The Colours of Ink Exhibition by T’ang Haywen
- Date: September 18 to October 18, 2014
- Venue: de Sarthe Gallery, 8/F Club Lusitano Building, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2167 8896
Photo credits: de Sarthe Gallery