Celebrated Chinese artist, Leng Hong will be holding a solo exhibition titled – As last night twinkle stars, As last night blows the breeze- at Alisan Fine Arts as part of the Le French May. Leng Hong’s oil paintings are masterful, rich in colour, texture and have a mysterious feel to them. He paints landscapes and still life portraits of ladies in waiting from the Tang and Song Dynasties. Leng utilizes the traditional Western oil painting medium to create life in old China creating dreamscape paintings that captures the nostalgia of the golden Tang and Song Dynasties.
The exhibition feature artworks that are inspired by Leng Hong’s experiences living in France and work that have span his 20 years art career.
About the Artist
Inspired by Tang poetry and influenced by his life in France, the paintings combine East and West, past and present to create a feeling of nostalgia. Born in 1955, Shanghai, Leng graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy in Fine Arts. There he studied traditional Chinese brush and ink painting, and was drawn to Tang and Northern Song landscape paintings by the great masters Yan Liben (601-673 C.E.) and Fan Kuan. He moved to Bordeaux in 1986 to further his artistic career. His work draws aesthetic inspiration from East and West culture. Since then he has held numerous exhibitions in France and China. He was awarded Grand Prize “Nouveau Talent” of the Federation Nationale de la Culture Francaise in 1987.
Date:4May – 4 June 2015
Time: 10.30-5.30pm Monday to Saturday
Venue: 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: 2526 1091