"The mountains settle my life while the clouds show me the way to grasp the emotions from my heart. In life, sometimes I fall, then I cry, and yet I respond to it with a smile. Because life is composed of anecdotes of laughs and tears, all of which would disperse in clouds in no time. For encountering adversities, the clouds say: remain in this moment. In this exhibition, I would let the clouds say how I carpe diem, in which a string of moments in life will be revealed. From living to life, each of the paintings is a vehicle for me to expose my daily life, serving as a preface to let readers go into my life."


Shum Kwan-yi



This book is produced for Shum Kwan-yi's solo exhibition at Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong in 2019.


About The Artist

SHUM Kwan-yi was born in Hong Kong in 1995. She graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts in 2018 and studied as an exchange student in Nagoya Zokei University of Art & Design, Japan in one semester. Specialising in Chinese landscape painting, the artist seeks the possibilities of the contemporary landscape paintings through her works, in search of the intimate connection between man and nature. Shum wants to bridge the gap between "tradition and contemporaneity", "life and art", "man and nature". Through the minute details of the landscape motifs are the way to slow down people's speed of living, guiding them to rethink other possibilities of living.


Shum has exhibited widely in art fairs and has received several awards, including Professor Raymond Fung Award for Chinese Painting, Academy of Visual Arts (AVA) Award, Sovereign Art Foundation Hong Kong Students' Prize; her works are eminent among private collectors.






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