Pics of the week

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 August, 2001, 12:00am

Abstracts are not usually mainland artists' strong points, but Qing Yi Feng and Qu Fengguo are exceptions. Their joint exhibition, Space And Rhythm, is voluminous and full of emotions. Qing Yi Feng's works have a meditative quality (above right). He searches for balance between sense and sensitivity, which he feels is something that is lacking in

metropolitan life.

On the other hand, Qu Fengguo takes a more mathematical approach in creating what he has called his Manuscript Series. The Liao Ning-born painter believes his art records his personal ups and downs in life. The paintings in the series come together to form an epic, with each painting representing a chapter of Qu's life.

Until August 31. Izen Art Gallery, Unit 1602, 48 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan. Monday to Saturday 10am-6.30pm. Tel: 2542 1238.

The past and the present merge in Cheung Yee's exhibition of the same title. Yee, a prolific Hong Kong-born artist now living in the United States, is known for her bold yet sensual bronze and wooden sculptures. Here she combines works she produced in the 1960s and 1970s with a new series of cast paper paintings using calligraphic themes (left), where backgrounds of primary colours are defined by the etchings of ancient Chinese characters.

Until September 2. Galerie du Monde, 328 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong. Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday noon-5pm. Tel: 2525 0529.