Nancy Chu Woo
Nancy Chu Woo’s paintings are difficult to just pass by in a casual stroll. One is compelled to stop and study, drawn by the dialogue between artist and media – ink and colour wash, a ‘stream of consciousness’ on water-saturated paper; uninhibited by boundaries of lines and traditional usage of the brush.
Nancy Chu Woo, through her unique visual signs and perspectives, presents to the viewer her world, with great exhilaration and directness. Her landscape works distinguish themselves as the focus is no longer the representational study of space that one is used to seeing, but is a presentation of a different awareness of the natural world; ‘reality in abstraction’ as she perceives it – but in a manner that opens viewers up to question what you they see and think. Her nude ink paintings have a strong sense of sculptural form, but these forms are an evolution, appearing as if they are ‘in the process of becoming’: they have an emotion and intention enriched at times by Nancy’s obvious delight in colour – that calls to viewers.
Nancy studied with the Lingnan School masters Zhao Shao-Ang and Yang Shan-Shen and also studied Fine Arts at Cornell University and Columbia University in New York. She has absorbed and integrated these experiences, and they have evolved into her own means of expression, her own unique visual vocabulary without worrying about confines of cultural and artistic norms. She has held solo exhibitions extensively in Asia, Canada, and the United States. Nancy currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
3 Oct – 23 Oct 2011
Nancy Chu Woo
Colour.Ink.Nancy Chu Woo
27 Sep – 23 Oct 2011 Hong Kong Arts Center & Contemporary by Angela Li
Author: Mok Kar-leung