Exhibition dates: 04.08.2009 - 30.08.2009
Venue: Hung Hom Station
Exhibition dates: 02.09.2009 - 22.09.2009
Venue: Yau Ma Tei Station
Artist: Mr Leung Chu-lam
Press Release Content:
Finding ways to relieve stress and relax is important, especially for busy people in Hong Kong. One Hong Kong man has found a unique way to escape from the buzzing city: by creating artwork. Sixty-three-year-old amateur artist Mr Leung Chu-lam has been painting watercolours and creating pottery as a means to relax for decades, and over 20 pieces of his best work are now on display at MTR Hung Hom Station in the latest "art in mtr – roving art" exhibition entitled "The New, the Old, the East and the West".
The exhibition features a collection of traditional and contemporary works by Mr Leung. Realistic watercolour paintings and Chinese Shiwan-style pottery figures are featured among the traditional works, while the contemporary sculptures combine non-traditional materials such as foam and a computer motherboard with traditional materials like bronze and marble. The result is an eclectic mix that reflects the artist's views on life.
"I am so pleased that my work, which started as a simple hobby, is now available for so many people to see," said Mr Leung. "I hope MTR passengers will find a moment's pleasure and relaxation when looking at the artwork."
MTR Corporation General Manager – Corporate Relations Mrs Miranda Leung said Mr Leung's work is an inspiration. "Although Mr Leung is an amateur artist, he has created such beautiful and professional works that make us stop, think, and reflect," she said. "Through his work, people are able to appreciate Mr Leung's talent and depth as an artist, being able to create art that is a crossover between the traditional and the contemporary."
Passengers may view the exhibits at MTR Hung Hom Station from today (4 August 2009) to 30 August and at MTR Yau Ma Tei Station from 2 to 22 September 2009.
"art in mtr – roving art" features temporary art exhibitions at different MTR stations. About 10 exhibitions are held each year at MTR stations to promote local artistic talent and the public's appreciation of art.