Wang Huaiqing – 2005
天工開物
Traces of Nature

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天工開物

1992年,跟随吴冠中先生在英国参观当代艺术博物馆,当我们置身於西方大师的雕刻作品中间时,吴先生有感而发,说:“把王怀庆的油画放在这里,毫不逊色。”我一直记得这句话。

2005年我们有幸从香港置地集团公司借到交易广场的中央圆形大厅,在这块大众能够轻易地接近的地方展出9件王怀庆的作品。特别是在中央圆心位置,我们竖起十四英尺高的展板展示‘连环棍’及‘鹤头杖’。是图?是碑?是民族精神在画布上,在空间的展现。

在这个画集里,除展品外我们还收集了17件油画旧作与16件草图。同时,再次发表吴冠中先生的文章及权威艺术评论家邵大箴、水天中、贾方舟及牛津大学教授苏利文等人的文章摘录。

展事在香港结束後将在亚洲地区巡回展览。

方毓仁

二零零五年秋

Traces of Nature

In 1992 Wu Guanzhong and I visited a famous contemporary art museum in London. Standing amongst the beautiful Western sculptures, Wu Guanzhong remarked – and it is an observation that has remained with me until today – that Wang Huai Qing’s paintings would not look at all out of place along side these Western masterpieces.

Hongkong Land have this year very kindly allowed us to use the Rotunda in Exchange Square, a perfect location in which we are proud to be able to show nine of Wang Huai Qing’s works.

At the centre, and dominating the exhibition, stands a large triangular structure displaying two important works, “Crane Head Stick” and “Kung Fu Stick”. Are these paintings, or is this sculpture? Either way, these works forcefully represent the irrepressible spirit of China.

Besides the exhibited works, we also present in this catalogue an additional seventeen oil paintings by Wang Huai Qing, along with sixteen drafts.

We have also included an article by Wu Guanzhong, together with excerpts from articles by a number of celebrated art critics, including Professor Shao Dazhen of the Beijing Central Institute of Fine Arts, Professor Michael Sullivan of Oxford University, Shui Tianzhong and Jia Fangzhou.

This exhibition of paintings will continue on a tour of major art museums throughout Asia over the course of the year.

Fong Yuk Yan

August 2005