Plastic Arts

Artist finds calling after leap of faith

Lino Wong Wing-kuen never imagined he would find himself standing on a creaking scaffold painting the ceiling of a Greek church.

Wong, 43, graduated in architecture from the University of Hong Kong two decades ago.

Saturday, 8 October, 2011, 12:00am


Caravaggio Andrew Graham-Dixon Penguin

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Time for a little creative expression

Making pottery provides people with a way to relax, away from the strains of work and everyday life. It involves using your hands to mould a lump of clay into a vessel or art form. These objects are then fired, 'or cooked', in a large kiln to make them as hard as stone. Some people do pottery for fun, some for gift making and others as a means of creative expression.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Simply beautiful

During a recent introductory course on traditional Chinese painting, Dr Sophia Law Suk-mun wasn't surprised to find her students looking uninterested and puzzled when faced with a painting consisting of a few simple black ink strokes set in a vast expanse of blank space.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

San Francisco

San Francisco's Spanish influences and laid-back approach to life have spilled into every corner of the Californian city. The United States might be heavily focused on the modern but the region's style isn't afraid of the past.

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Watch out for 'poison arrows'

We considered the effects of fung shui on employees in relation to the layout and design of the office last week. However, what happens when you find yourself having difficulties with a few colleagues, or a superior?

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Clear picture

1 Antique French chandelier from Tequila Kola (HK$43,900)

2 Crystal egg bowls from Tree (large, HK$4,650; medium, HK$3,450; small, HK$1,850)

3 Woods of Euphoria decanter (HK$7,800) by Marcel Wanders for Baccarat

4 Sun table by Versace (inquiries 2537 1009)

5 Bacchantes limited-edition vase by Lalique (HK$690,000)

4 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Smooth talk

If there is one thing women need help with when it comes to applying make-up, it's foundation. Many use the wrong technique and have trouble knowing how much to apply and what tools to use.

29 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Glazing a trail

There is something 'Asian' about glass artist Sunny Wang's 5 Ru series. It could be the colours - black and red - or the gourd shape of the works. Similarly, Kim Ki-ra's Pebble House 1 is distinctively regional.

11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Ohne Titel

Who started it? Ohne Titel (German for 'untitled') is a luxury women's wear label designed by Flora Gill and Alexa Adams. The two met in New York in 1999 while studying at Parson's School of Design. Upon graduation they worked for various labels - Adams at Helmut Lang - before reuniting in 2005 at Karl Lagerfeld.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sound bites

How does your new series of paintings, now on show at Hanart TZ Gallery, differ from your previous works?

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Making art with your bare hands

From a pair of teapots featuring caricatures of George Bush and Osama bin Laden to a collection of cute clay children with varying emotions, the creations at Pottery Farm are always unexpected and unique.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

To Serenity

YY9 Gallery

Tomorrow-July 19

Chris Lo Sze-lim uses art as a form of meditation. Through creating ceramic art, the Hong Kong-born artist reacts to negativity in his life and the world with positive energy and a sense of peacefulness.

19 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Alluring tastes

As France and China exchange criticism in the run-up to the Olympics, an exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of Art highlights the two nations' long-standing cultural ties. Paris 1730-1930: A Taste for China traces the fascination in France with Chinese art and its influence on French culture between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

France no stranger to Chinese art

Aristocrats in France began building collections of Chinese art before 1700.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am