Illustration Master Class by Wilson Shieh - Chinese classical painting: Childhood Self PortraitVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Presents - "Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara" Educational Offerings
Illustration Master Class
Registration at 02.30pm
02.30pm - 05.30pm
Suitable for participants aged 16 or above
Conducted in Cantonese
Materials will be provided by Asia Society Hong Kong Center
About Illustration Master Class
Hong Kong students and general public will learn about the expressive power of illustration from Hong Kong artists. Each artist-led workshop will include live demonstrations of specific illustration techniques under the overarching theme of “Life is Only One.” The host artist will also share his/her creative process and provide insights into the challenges of being an artist today. Each workshop will be documented and edited into an online workshop for viewing on the Asia Society Hong Kong website.
Separate sessions for art students and general public will be arranged.
Enquiries for art student sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Master Class - Chinese classical painting: Childhood Self Portrait
Wilson Shieh has been passionate about art since he was young. His topics are innovative, yet his techniques are inherited from ancient Chinese traditions. His new style of claborate-style painting has opened up a new world to world-wide audiences. Although Shieh’s training was in traditional fine brushwork, his subjects are rarely plants or sceneries. but contemporary topics related to cities and people. Shieh has been working on his style of meticulous painting for over a decade, depicting modern subject matters, often infused with a distinctive sense of humor.
In this class, Shieh will demonstrate claborate-style painting techniques with which participants will create a self-portrait of their own childhood from old photographs.
About Wilson Shieh
Wilson Shieh, a painter trained in the Chinese fine-brush (gongbi) technique, works on various media ranging from Chinese ink drawing on silk to acrylic on canvas to paper cut-out collage. He focuses on human bodies as his theme for narration, transforming figuration by means of tailor-made costumes. The identity of modern people is always in query in his art world.