Hanart TZ Gallery

Chu Hing Wah

Part I: Dec 8 – 28, 2017
Part II: Jan 3 – 20, 2018
Opening: Friday, Dec 8, 6 – 8pm (with Cantonese opera performance)
Saturday, Jan 6, 2018, 3-5pm (book launch and tea with artist)

[Image] CHU Hing Wah

Love in despair by Chu Hing Wah, Ink and Colour on Paper, 138 x 74 cm, 1994.

Although deeply interested in painting in his youth, Chu Hing Wah chose to train as a psychiatric nurse. From this time on, his professional career and his art-making developed side by side. Chu’s style and technique have the innocent quality of the primitive painter, but at its core, his art is infused with a sophisticated understanding. The emotional tenor of his works is free of the sense of crass urbanity even as his imagery is drawn from scenes of urban Hong Kong life. With his keen sensitivity to the fragility of the human psyche, Chu understands that for ordinary people in the city, life’s true pleasure is still found in the bonds of community and family. These are the strengths that enable us to withstand the corrosive quality of this commercialised age. They are the starting points from which we form a bond with our world.



401 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street, Central
T (852) 2526 9019
Mo-Fr 10am – 6.30pm
Sa 10am – 6pm

Hanart TZ Gallery has been a pioneer in exploring the Chinese cultural map for over 30 years, and has represented and worked with numerous artists now internationally prominent. The Gallery opened in November in 1983 with the mission of introducing new Chinese contemporary art both to the Asia region and internationally. The Gallery soon became a magnet for both established and emerging artists from the Greater China areas of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as the international diaspora. As such the Gallery has served as a significant link with the international art world; its role in landmark exhibitions, such as The Stars 10 Years (1989) and China’s New Art Post-1989 (1993, toured until 1998), and Power of the Word (1999, toured until 2002) are iconic.

Other significant shows that Hanart TZ Gallery has organized include: international exhibitions of monumental sculptures by the celebrated Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming at South Bank Centre in London (1991), Place Vendome in Paris (1997-1998) and Brandenburg Gate in Berlin (2003); A Strange Heaven, Photography from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Europe tour, 2003); Liu Guosong (Liu Kuo-sung) solo exhibition at the Palace Museum, Beijing (2007); and Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo joint exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2008). In 2010, the Gallery opened a new exhibition space, Hanart Square, for featuring shows of experimental art and installations.

It is our belief that publication and intellectual discourse are critical to encouraging creativity and disseminating information, and over the years the Gallery has worked with many writers and curators, and has produced over a hundred catalogues. In 2015, Hanart TZ Gallery published a major book, 3 Parallel Artworlds: 100 Art Things from Chinese Modern History, featuring texts by fourteen international scholars and interpretations of one hundred Chinese artworks from the past century. In recent years the Gallery has extended its focus to building links and exchanges with artists and scholars of the Pan-Asia region. 

Represented artists:

CAO Xiaoyang
CHEN Beixin
FANG Lijun
FENG Mengbo
GU Wenda
LIN Haizhong
LIU Dahong
MAO Xuhui
QIU Shihua
QIU Zhijie
Inga Svala THORSDOTTIR and WU Shanzhuan
TANG Zhigang
WANG Dongling
XU Longsen
YANG Jiechang
Estate of Luis Chan
CHEN Chieh-Jen
CHAN, Gaylord
CHENG, Emily
CHOW Chun Fai
LEE, Michael
CHU Hing Wah
LIN Chi-Wei
HO Sin Tung
LIU Guosong
LEUNG Kui Ting
YAO Jui-Chung
WONG Chung-yu
YEH Shih-Chiang
WONG, Wucius
YEH Wei-Li

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