"Layered" Luo Ying Solo Exhibition
City: Hong Kong
Duration: 2018-07-12 ~ 2018-08-25
Opening: 2018.7.12,18:00-20:00
Venue: Hanart TZ Gallery
Address: 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong
Participating Artist(s): Luo Ying

Hanart TZ Gallery is honoured to invite you to the opening reception of the exhibition Luo Ying: Layered Hills, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong by the noted ink painter Luo Ying. The exhibition will feature over 50 important works by the artist representing her oeuvre of the last five years, including several key works previously held by Luo Ying in her private collection and never publicly displayed before.

The opening reception in the presence of the artist will take place on Thursday, 12 July 2018, from 6 to 8pm, at Hanart TZ Gallery, 4th floor, Pedder Building. The exhibition will continue through 25 August 2018.

‘In Luo Ying’s paintings we encounter the quiet, restrained elegance of ink and brush, together with the decorative lushness of greens and blues, all uncannily melded together into what we might think of as an idealized world, and what the ancients called the realm of the Immortals. Yet Luo Ying’s sensibility is clearly that of ink and brush, even as she incorporates western techniques. With a gentle hand and understated elegance, through a classical approach she constructs a solitary moment that is wholly her own, a time and place to linger and, for a moment, to leave all attachments behind.’

Wei Xi

Painter and Author, his most recent book

is Night-shining White (Zhao yebai), published in 2017

Excerpt from

‘A Tale of Layered Mountains: Interpreting Luo Ying’s Shanshui Painting’

‘Luo Ying’s world of plants is not of the kind characterized by an enforced condition of bitter cold and desolation. To the contrary, her world is full of vitality and life-force, like the first plants formed on Earth, as the biologist Thomas Huxley described in his essay Evolution and Ethics……Here different species of plants are engaged in a constant life and death struggle. But Luo Ying’s world is not characterized by the typically western narrative of a battleground where the strong devour the weak and the law of the jungle prevails: rather, her summer plants are always lush and blooming, and her autumn leaves glow with a quiet beauty, each following in perfect order the seasons of the Earth.’

Qiu Zhijie

Artist, Curator, Dean and Professor of

the School of Experimental Art at the Central Academy of Fine Arts

Excerpt from

‘The Slow Victory of Plants: On Luo Ying’s World of Flora’


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