Works by the late Canadian artist Matthew Wong on display at the Massimo De Carlo gallery in Hong Kong in 2019. “The eye for detail he had was amazing,” says its director, Claudia Albertini. Photo: courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong KongWorks by the late Canadian artist Matthew Wong on display at the Massimo De Carlo gallery in Hong Kong in 2019. “The eye for detail he had was amazing,” says its director, Claudia Albertini. Photo: courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Works by the late Canadian artist Matthew Wong on display at the Massimo De Carlo gallery in Hong Kong in 2019. “The eye for detail he had was amazing,” says its director, Claudia Albertini. Photo: courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong

How art sensation Matthew Wong learned his craft in Hong Kong – tutor recalls an eager student, gallerist his eye for detail

  • One of the most talked about artists of his generation, the late Matthew Wong initially studied photography in Hong Kong and held his first show in the city
  • His tutor, fellow artist Leung Chi-wo, recalls a serious young man thirsting for knowledge; a city gallery director was struck by his ‘uncommon sensitivity’

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Works by the late Canadian artist Matthew Wong on display at the Massimo De Carlo gallery in Hong Kong in 2019. “The eye for detail he had was amazing,” says its director, Claudia Albertini. Photo: courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong KongWorks by the late Canadian artist Matthew Wong on display at the Massimo De Carlo gallery in Hong Kong in 2019. “The eye for detail he had was amazing,” says its director, Claudia Albertini. Photo: courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
Works by the late Canadian artist Matthew Wong on display at the Massimo De Carlo gallery in Hong Kong in 2019. “The eye for detail he had was amazing,” says its director, Claudia Albertini. Photo: courtesy Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong
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