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b. 1951, SAR, China

Fung Ming Chip Biography

Born in 1951 in a poor village in Guangdong Province, China, Fung Ming Chip benefited from no more than a primary school education before his family moved to New Jersey in the USA in 1977. Fung Ming Chip is unique among China’s young generation of contemporary artists. He has taken China’s rich calligraphic legacy and looked at it with a twenty-first century eye. He gives as much importance to the spaces within and between the characters, and the sequence with which the ink is applied, as he does to the literary content. He has created over 50 new calligraphic scripts and succeeded at adding an element of playfulness into what had been sacrosanct academic tradition. A major retrospective of the artist’s work was held in 1999 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and his first UK exhibition was held at Goedhuis Contemporary during London’s Asian Art Week in November 2000. Fung Ming Chip’s work has been featured in magazines such as New York Arts Magazine, Orientations, Asia Sculptures News and numerous Chinese journals. 

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Born in 1951 in a poor village in Guangdong Province, China, Fung Ming Chip benefited from no more than a primary school education before his family moved to New Jersey in the USA in 1977. Fung Ming Chip is unique among China’s young generation of contemporary artists. He has taken China’s rich calligraphic legacy and looked at it with a twenty-first century eye. He gives as much importance to the spaces within and between the characters, and the sequence with which the ink is applied, as he does to the literary content. He has created over 50 new calligraphic scripts and succeeded at adding an element of playfulness into what had been sacrosanct academic tradition. A major retrospective of the artist’s work was held in 1999 at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and his first UK exhibition was held at Goedhuis Contemporary during London’s Asian Art Week in November 2000. Fung Ming Chip’s work has been featured in magazines such as New York Arts Magazine, Orientations, Asia Sculptures News and numerous Chinese journals. 

Fung Ming Chip Featured Artworks

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Waterfall by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipWaterfall, 2017Chinese ink on rice paper
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Sailing under the stars by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipSailing under the stars, 2017Chinese ink on rice paper
30.5 x 30.5 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Emptiness / Phenomena 《色相》 by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipEmptiness / Phenomena 《色相》, c. 2002Ink on Paper
45 x 30 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Enquire about this work
Form Sand script, Departure I by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipForm Sand script, Departure I, 2015Ink on Xuan Paper
124 x 183 cm
Galerie du Monde Enquire about this work
Music Script, Looking Through the Window by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipMusic Script, Looking Through the Window, 2015Ink on Xuan Paper
34 x 35 cm
Galerie du Monde Enquire about this work
Gray Black Script, From the Diary by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipGray Black Script, From the Diary, 2011Ink on Xuan Paper
90.5 x 63.3 cm
Galerie du Monde Enquire about this work
Sound Seeing, Sand Script by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipSound Seeing, Sand Script, 2015Chinese ink on rice paper
67 x 69 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Seal Carving, Untitled by Fung Ming Chip contemporary artwork
Fung Ming ChipSeal Carving, Untitled, 1983Carved wood and acrylic colour
111.5 x 110 x 2.8 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Enquire about this work

Fung Ming Chip Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, State of Happiness 樂 / 觀 at Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
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13 March–13 May 2020 Group Exhibition State of Happiness 樂 / 觀 Hanart TZ GalleryHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Embody 體現 at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
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18 September–19 October 2019 Group Exhibition Embody 體現 Galerie du MondeHong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Forms of Ink at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
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11 July–16 September 2019 Group Exhibition Forms of Ink Galerie du MondeHong Kong

Fung Ming Chip Represented By

Alisan Fine Arts contemporary art gallery in Central, Hong Kong Alisan Fine Arts Hong Kong
Galerie du Monde contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Galerie du Monde Hong Kong
Hanart TZ Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong

Fung Ming Chip In Related Press

Writing as technology: Hong Kong artist Fung Ming Chip at Galerie du Monde Related Press Writing as technology: Hong Kong artist Fung Ming Chip at Galerie du Monde 6 June 2017, Art Radar Journal

Hong Kong artist Fung Ming Chip's research into the history of ideograms and pictographs, especially in relation to Chinese calligraphy, seems increasingly relevant in a media saturated world in which the image is most definitely the message. The title of Fung Ming Chip's current solo exhibition Meme at Hong Kong-based Galerie du Monde seeks to...

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