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BEFORE IMAGINATION - Ink on Paper & Ceramics Solo Exhibition by Lee Yuan Ch...
Wed, 3 May 2017, 09:00 – Sat, 13 May 2017, 17:00 BST
40 years into his career, Lee Yuan Ching brings this selection of his ink paintings and ceramics works to the UK for the first time, in his second solo exhibition ‘Before Imagination’.
These works are forms of communication. With ideas and thoughts reflected through colour and shape, and meaning left to the viewer to interpret. They are pieces of writing as much as they are paintings, and like a process of ‘automatic writing’ Lee is allowing creative energy to flow through him, so he can remove his intentions from the process and simply ‘be’.
‘Before Imagination’ shows the work of an artist on the edge of his creative self. Having broken through the ingrained walls of his traditional beginnings we now see an artist with both the freedom to express and the skill to execute that expression.
About the artist
Lee Yuan Ching is a renowned Taiwanese artist working predominantly in watercolour and ink. Lee started at a very young age by practicing calligraphy with his father and went on to train as a traditional Chinese painter. Since his early 20’s his work in both calligraphy and painting has been shown across Asia and has won a number of awards.
Over the development of his career Lee’s artistic expression has acted as vehicle for his pursuit of the ‘true self’. Through his many works in painting, on ceramics, and calligraphy, he has established his own contemporary approach to traditional ink painting. Through his free-from style practice, Lee aspires to understand the deepest emotional nature of humanity.
Lee is currently living in Taipei, Taiwan, with his wife and daughter. He works as a professional artist and teaches in Fu-Jen University.
- Time: 3 May - 13 May
- Opening night: 4 May 6pm - 8pm
- Venue: Willesden Gallery ( at Willesden Library)
- Gallery address: 95 High Street, London, NW10 2SF
- Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
- Nearest Tube: Willesden Green
- Cost: Free Entry
- Gallery website: https://www.brent.gov.uk/your-council/the-library-at-willesden-green/the-library-at-willesden-green-gallery/
- Artist website: www.leeyuanching.org