Ink Play: Paintings by Lui Shou-Kwan

Saturday, Apr 15 – Jul 16, 2023

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

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Lui Shou-Kwan 吕寿琨 (1919–1975) was one of the pioneers of the New Ink painting movement, which aimed to modernize traditional Chinese ink painting in Hong Kong in the 1950s–1970s.

Lui had extensive training in various traditional styles, including calligraphy and landscape painting, where the emphasis is on copying a master’s work. Moving to Hong Kong in 1948 when it was a British colony (which it remained until 1997), Lui also had exposure to Western modern art, including Abstract Expressionism. He came to believe that an artist should not merely copy an established style but should express themselves and develop their own unique approach to art.