25 Jun ‑ 11 Jul 2014 (everyday) 11am ‑ 10pm (11 hours)
香港尖沙咀廣東道3號 (海洋中心207號,Jean Paul Hévin對面)
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Gallery by the Harbour and Yan Gallery are proud to present a forthcoming exhibition entitled “Seasons of Grey” by Taiwan-based Chinese artist Pang Jiun at Gallery by the Harbour from 25 June to 11 July 2014. The exhibition will showcase about twenty oil on canvas paintings, which can be divided up into still life compositions, and landscape scenes of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Pang’s style blends Western Impressionism with Chinese characteristics. Particularly noteworthy are his depictions of the Li River in Guilin, in which he elegantly portrays the mountains, rivers, trees and flowers of that region. Using tones of grey, he masterfully conveys the clouds and misty rainfall and dramatic scenery. Although using a western medium he artfully combines this with an eastern sensibility reminiscent of oriental literati paintings. A serene and tranquil mood pervades these works, making them highly attractive and desirable.

Pang is also a musician and plays the violin. He often listens to music while painting his still life works and one can sense the music infiltrating the canvas, filling his paintings with rhythm and melody. His depictions of flowers in vases are bold and colourful. Stressing on the emotions conveyed, rather than accurate representation, these images of flowers are fresh, lively and invigorating.

Pang Jiun was born in Shanghai in 1936 to an artistic family (his father was Pang Xunqin). When he was 13 years old he passed the examination to enter the Hangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and later went on to study at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts where he was one of Xu Beihong's last students. He graduated from the Academy as the youngest student on record and his art career took off from there. Throughout the Cultural Revolution he became a landscape painter, painting scenes of natural beauty as well as places of interest for foreigners from the embassies. Later he moved to Hong Kong and finally settled in Taiwan, where he became professor at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Although now retired from that position, he continues to paint and his works are widely collected by museums and private collectors around the world.