阿虫 Ar Chung
禪意水墨畫（特別展出）Ink painting (special exhibition)
Ah Chung a painter and a philosopher who is highly recognised by the local community as “Ah Chung”, the lowest form in the animal kingdom. Ah Chung’s real name is Yee-King Yim, born in Guangzhou, China in 1933. He started his distinguished career in art and gained popularity for his punchy political caricature in local newspapers in Hong Kong for over 20 years. In 1984, he left Hong Kong for the United States. He then adopted the modest alter ego to create a series of Chinese ink and color paintings and called himself “Ah Chung” (“insect”) because of his admiration for worms. He admires these little creatures for their great strength in survival even when facing with harsh environments.
The essence of Ah Chung’s style lies not only in his seemingly effortless brush strokes but also the way he enriched his paintings by adding lively and humorous depiction of his philosophy of life, a philosophy that brings us breathing space and food for thought in this busy world. The uniqueness of his works have won him many admirers and made him one of the most popular artists in Hong Kong.
Ah Chung suffered acute heart failure and died on August 11, 2019, at his Los Angeles home at age 85.
2002年，b.wing從英國國立密德薩斯大學畢業，及後從倫敦回流返港，並開始嘗試不同的藝術形式。她做過時裝設計師及平面設計師，最後創作出名叫A仔的角色，而b.wing與A仔亦迅速在香港、亞洲及海外竄紅，在世界各地確立其藝術地位。2006年，她出版第一本畫冊《我會永遠愛你，直到你死》（I will love you till you die），多年來共出版了九本畫冊。她大膽的畫風，混合來自不同時代的影響，向觀眾呈現現代藝術並捕捉此刻的時代精神；亦吸引了包括agnès b.、Chanel、Kiehl's、Nokia、Yahoo等國際品牌邀約推出產品，作品涵蓋插畫、動畫、藝術裝置、產品設計以至包裝等。