This exhibition will feature nine works by renowned local painter and calligrapher Che Ho. It will include five calligraphy works and four paintings donated last year by Che Ho. Organized by the Macao Art Museum (MAM) of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the Exhibition of New Works in MAM Collection changes their new artist in focus often, and Che Ho’s work will be on display until April 2019.
Among these works, the calligraphy piece Jing Huan Xian Qu (Fairy Melody) was re-written in 1988 after being presented in several large-scale international calligraphy exhibitions. In turn, A Quote by Mencius is the original calligraphy work commissioned in 1998 which was offered to the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Guterres, while Spring in the Misty Rain is the original painting exhibited at the Art Exhibition of the Shanghai World Expo.
Che Ho served as a consultant for several art associations in Macau and has held numerous exhibitions on both sides of the strait. Through the fusion of Chinese and Western cultures and arts in Macau, Che Ho applies in his works through the combination of the concepts “using Western techniques in Chinese painting” and “applying ancient skills to today’s art”, aiming to explore innovation and integration so as to create his own style. His works showcase a profound traditional basis as well as distinct elements of its time and have earned him numerous accolades.
His Chinese calligraphy work Jing Huan Xian Qu (Fairy Melody) was awarded the first prize at the fifth Collective Exhibition of Macau Artists. He also won gold medal at the 1990 International Calligraphy and Seal Engraving Exposition, the gold medal at the “Confucius Cup” International Painting and Calligraphy Exhibition, the gold medal at the Cross-Strait Four Regions’ Exhibition, and was awarded at the exhibition of the Japanese Calligraphers Society. The piece was also included in the volume “A Panorama of International Contemporary Calligraphy and Seal Arts”, among others.
In addition to the exhibition “Landscape of Change – Macao Watercolour Paintings from the MAM Collection” and “Abstract Paintings from the MAM Collection”, the Exhibition of New Works in MAM Collection is about giving the public a chance to further understand Macau’s role and contribution in the history of the development of Chinese art.
When: 10:00am–7:00pm (open daily), October 26, 2018–April 14, 2019
Where: Special exhibition room 4, 3/F, Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call MAM at +853 8791 9814 or check the event’s official website