First-person Painter

2013 Hong Kong, China
Coauthors: Jeffrey Shaw, Wang Dongling

In 2013 the internationally acclaimed Chinese calligraphy master Wang Dongling created a 2.5meter wide and 30-meter long calligraphic work of art as a gift to City University of Hong Kong The painting hangs down the nine floors of the imposing Daniel Libeskind designed stairwell of the CityU Creative Media Centre. 

The painting of this banner was done as a public performance in the car park area outside the Creative Media Centre. To create the video art piece First-person Painter, a small action camera was attached close to the tip of Wang Dongling’s large Chinese calligraphy brush. In this way a real time single-take ‘brush-eye-view’ of the painting process could be recorded, thereby reformulating our understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic intensities that this great artist achieves in the drama of his performance and in the lyrical imagery that flows from his embodied brush.

Exhibition Record

2013/10/25 - 10/31 : Making Environment: Calligraphic Painting & Spatial Poetry in Garden, West Lake Expo Museum, Hangzhou, China

2014/01/17 - 02/15 : Hanart 100: Idiosyncrasies, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, China

2017/09/09 - 11/05 : Sincerely Yours: Personal Letters from Tsinghua Scholars, Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China