As an arts educator and administrator,
Wucius Wong (B. 1936) is among the first to bring Western Modernist theories and concepts to Hong Kong through
his critical writings and organised events. He has
helped develop and implement a comprehensive and systematic course of design which had
nurtured a generation of outstanding designers.
Having accomplished the ambitious combination of Western design concepts with classical Chinese ink painting, Wong attempted to carry the design geometry further into his calligraphic works. The principals of graphic design and the interplay between brushstrokes and negative space form the backbone of his calligraphy. Instead of solid black ink on white paper, works with characters of different tones against vigorously painted and geometrically designed background occupy the majority of his calligraphy, bringing this very traditional Chinese art form into a new ground.
& Beyond, 1999
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