Beyond the Stage of Time: The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat

Strolling in the realm of the gourd
Strange and compelling companions are encountered
Anything is possible once the chattering of the birds in the birdcage of the mind is stilled
And all the sounds of the universe become audible


Inscribed by The Master of the Water, Pine, and Stone Retreat, 2016

 

Produced over two volumes Beyond the Stage of Time: A Retrospective of Paintings by the Master of the Water, Pine, and Stone Retreat is a limited edition (600 copies) beautifully produced hardback and clothbound retrospective that explores and celebrates the extraordinary life and career of Hugh Moss, also known as 'The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat'.

Author, dealer and artist Hugh Moss who paints under the moniker 'The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat' has had a lifelong obsession with Chinese art. He grew up the son of a prominent London antiquities dealer, and eventually set up his own business in his home city before relocating to Hong Kong. Starting around 1970, he began to take an interest in living Chinese painters, mostly expatriates, and became a worldwide agent for many of them including Fan Zhaoling and Liu Dan. His interactions with them motivated him to produce art - an aspect of the art world he had not previously considered. He did so initially in order to better understand Chinese painting, but soon became utterly engrossed and, gradually, came to the realization that he could move beyond academic interest to a meaningful contribution.

Volume I: Realised Realms

280 pages, containing a dialogue between the artist and Sean Geer, an essay by Peter Suart, illustrations of 109 works with transcriptions of texts, a catalogue of seals, and collection, exhibition and publication information.

Volume II: Staff Masters and Stone Fools

376 pages, containing illustrations of 191 works with transcriptions of texts, and collection, exhibition and publication information.

Winner of the Bronze Award in the Hardcover category in the 2020 Gold Ink Awards, produced by Printing Impressions magazine.

 

 

Beyond the Stage of Time: The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat

HK$1,480.00Price