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2022-06-15

【Hong Kong Arts Centre】 LUIS CHAN STUDIO @ 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre is Now Open

Presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre

Sponsored byLuis Chan Family TrustandJia Li Hall Foundation

LUIS CHAN STUDIO

Is now open to visitors @ 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre (8:00am – 11:00pm)


Presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, sponsored by Luis Chan Family Trust and Jia Li Hall Foundation, Luis Chan Studio is now open to the public to experience and enjoy an important trace of the Hong Kong art history, and encounter Chan’s creative space of the old days through the glassy window. 

Luis Chan, also known as the ‘King of Watercolour’, is a local and significant legendary artist in the Hong Kong art history. He lived in a home studio located at Lockhart Road, and streetscapes of Wan Chai and nearby stores cultivated his inspiration. In his apartment, he drew numerous paintings, and his artworks are traces of the past and rich in local characteristics. 

Hong Kong Arts Centre is honoured to recreate the studio of this important figure in the local art scene. Taken reference from Luis Chan’s home studio at Lockhart Road, the studio features his personal belongings such as furniture, paintings, and books which were all relocated from his studio. It is hoped that the Studio could provide the public with an alternative visual experience and a deeper understanding of Chan’s life. More historical photos and narrative records about Chan are also showcased, audience will be guided Chan’s artistic journey and his development of styles through the unique display items, allowing audience to gain an in-depth understanding of his creations and his artistic world. Luis Chan Studio is a Hong Kong Arts Centre’s 5-year project.

More, the Hong Kong Arts Centre will hold a solo exhibition of Luis Chan this December, 2022. The exhibition will display Chan’s paintings of various styles, from early realistic landscape watercolour paintings to later fantastical abstract portraits, presenting Chan’s kaleidoscopic artistic trajectory in the local art scene to the audience in Hong Kong.

Information about Luis Chan Studio:
Date: From today till 27 May, 2027
Time: 8am – 11pm

Venue: 4/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai)

Images Download: http://ftp.hkac.org.hk/MDD/Luis_Chan_Studio

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