ARTWORK CONTENT

ARTIST Vincent Kwun Leung Lee
ARTWORK TITLE (CHI) 新亞書院系列
ARTWORK TITLE (ENG) The New Asia College Series
MEDIA Acrylic on Canvas
YEAR 2018
DIMENSION 36.00inch x 24.00inch x 0.00inch x 0.00inch (L x W x H x D)
PERSONAL / GROUP WORK Personal work
ARTISTIC PRACTICE Painting
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DESCRIPTION (ENG)

Although I am a Distinction holder in HKCEE and HKALE Art exams, as well as being elected as the "Student Artist of the Year" of Rosaryhill School; I was exploited by CUHK Fine Arts to study her BA programme during the JUPAS admission. Art professors from CUHK Fine Arts always demonize me as a "British-Hong Kong colonial debris" model student with ignorance in Sinology, such as the academic researches on Chinese art history, calligraphy history and container history. They think that my art-growing background with "Meritocracy" flavours totally violates the principle of "Recognizing China with dedication to community cares" advocated by CUHK Fine Arts.

But, indeed, I am spiritually associated with the grace of Chinese aesthetics. It is my dream to become a Chinese-ink painting master. "Vividness in spiritual essence" is my principle in painting creativity. I keep reminding myself to keep intensifying my academic knowledge in Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Therefore, I imitate the style of "Civic Painting Society Camp". In Spring this year, I followed several landscape life-drawing painters to do life oil-painting at "Union Between Heaven and Man" of New Asia College. I experienced how to perceive "Travelling spirits beyond the Heavenly Creator" and "Worshiping Heaven and Earth as Empirical Educator" for comprehending the artistic conception of monumental Chinese landscapes based on a Chinese literati psychology. This proves that I am not that type of "British-Hong Kong colonial debris" labelled by DAB Councillor Lee Kwai Chun and CCGSS. The CUHK authority should abandon the bureaucratic thoughts to re-examine my "Chinese asethetic heart" with a human-touched philosophy.

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION (CHI)
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小弟縱使是會考及高考美術的「A」級狀元,亦是玫瑰崗學校的「Student Artist of the Year」,但JUPAS派位時卻被中大藝術系剝奪入讀BA的機會。中大藝術系的教授,經常地妖化我為不諳做中國美術史、書法史、器物史等國學研究的「港英餘孽模範生」,認為我的精英主義藝術成長背景跟該系的「認中關社」宗旨背道而馳。

但事實上,我是心繫中國美學的,我渴望成為國畫大師,氣韻生動是我的繪畫原則,亦常鞭策自己在儒釋道學問研究上持續深化。有見及此,我學「畫會派」般,在今年春天跟隨幾位寫生畫家,到新亞書院的「天人合一」池旁做油畫寫生,以中國傳統的文人心境感受「浩浩蕩與造物者遊」及「天地君親師」的山水畫意境,以證自己並非如長洲民建聯李桂珍及長洲官中所標籤的「港英餘孽」,中大當局應放下官僚主導的思維、以人為本地剖釋我的「中國美學心」之創作情懷。
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TAGS literati,sinology,philosophy,thanksgiving,nature,landscape,CUHK
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