A selection of 21 oil paintings which show a young Chinese artist's mastery of Western techniques are currently on show at the Special Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. The exhibition by Hui Yan-ki is one of 26 solo exhibitions being held under the 'Hong Kong Artists Series' to give the public a chance to appreciate the different styles of local artists and to deepen their knowledge of Hong Kong art. 'Hui's works are rich in social meanings, using realistic techniques, stage-like compositions and delicate nuances of light and colour to explore the moods of the city,' said Lam Man-fai, vice-chairman of the Urban Council's Museums Select Committee. 'They reflect the artist's deep impression of urban culture and differences in the standard of living of different social strata.' Born in 1959 in Fujian, Hui graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of the Fujian Normal University in 1983 and moved to Hong Kong the following year. He studied Western painting while at secondary school and majored in oil painting at university. He is devoted to Western classic and impressionist painting. He places great emphasis on traditional drawing and painting foundations, and aims at realistic representation. Hui's exhibition is the 13th in the 'Hong Kong Artists Series' which started last November. It will last until August 25. Admission to the exhibition is $10, with half-price for senior citizens, the disabled and full-time students. Admission on Wednesdays is free, and the Museum is closed on Thursdays.