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Discover the artistry and heritage of Hong Kong’s printmakers

Titled “20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition” and “Between the Lines – the Legends of Hong Kong Printing”, the events occupy the same floor space, so moving from one to the other is seamless. While the “20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition” is a fascinating and informative journey that starts with local printmaking in the 1930s, “Between the Lines” is probably more appealing to those attracted to lithography and design.

Far from being easy to define in terms of style and trends, Hong Kong’s artists are embracing a plethora of techniques. Print reliefs such as Leung Kui-ting’s Stone Rhythm and Cloud Robe are intimate in scale, but the scarlet work Tablet by sculptor Cheung Yee, which looks at first viewing like Egyptian hieroglyphs, is sizable. Here, the artist used pulped paper over a wooden mould to create its oracle-bone effect. Chung Tai-fu’s beautiful intaglio Blue Ripple is a delicate reflection of water, while Chan An Gee’s naïve yet oddly endearing Fantasy from the TV Screen relies on bold, bright colours for effect. 

Text Ingrid Piper / Photos Cammy Yiu