New Gallery on Old Bailey is please to present “Double Impact”, the duo Chinese ink panting exhibition of Hong Kong emerging contemporary artist Forbes Francis Chung and the artist’s mother Mable Lam. At the age of 21, Forbes had held 5 solo exhibitions and 12 joint exhibitions in Hong Kong and South Korea. For the first time, Forbes will be exhibiting a new series of paintings alongside with artworks by Mable Lam, his beloved mother who is also a contemporary artist. Forbes and Mable have built a strong mother and son bond. “Double Impact” demonstrates their close relationships through the creative process. Their artworks create an implicit dialogue, revealing how the world is reinterpreted through the eyes of both mother and son. Forbes and Mable will be in attendance during the opening reception at New Gallery on Old Bailey on Friday Sept 11, 2015 from 6 – 8pm. The exhibition will be on display from Sept 11 until Oct 11, 2015.
Forbes was diagnosed with severe Dyslexia and other inborn medical problems, but together Forbes and Mable have overcome challenges and motivated one another along life’s way. Their compassion in art explores the emotional connection of mother and son. They studied Chinese ink art under the guidance of Chinese painting Master Lam Tian Xing. Each of them develops their own unique artistic styles, and gradually both become professional artists. “Our relation becomes extraordinary unique. By blood, we are of course mother and son. In real life, we are teacher and friend. Emotionally, we are buddies.” said Mable.
Forbes’ recent works retain the same exquisite quality that has made his name synonymous with creativity and true excellence. He is known for his application of vivid colors and Calligraphy embodied masculine traits. His incorporation of calligraphy from literature, poetry and news has drawn audiences closer to his thought. His “City” series explains the metropolitan vicissitudes of life and things that revolve around him. Forbes’ paintings have the charm to move people’s emotions, touch their feelings and inspire their imagination.
Mable’s “Flowery Skyfall” series use colors as an expression of mood and atmosphere. Her artworks are feminine, vibrant and transmit high emotions to the audiences, capturing a sense of tenderness and tranquility through the soft brush strokes and ink washes.
Sept 11 - Oct 11, 2015
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Double Imapct by Frorbes Francis Chung & Mable Lam