“Every painting is a page of diary recording my tributes to the nature”
Zue Chan graduated from Stage Production and Scenery at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA). In 2016, Chan learnt from Lien Jui-Fen to further develop her contemporary ink painting techniques and completed the ink painting diploma of the School of Continuing Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020.
During her study in the HKAPA, Chan was impressed by the painting sets of a Cantonese opera, depicting the Chinese stone chairs, pavilions, props, which arouse her interests in contemporary ink painting. Experiencing on the visual effects on stages and Chan was inspired to use different media and material from both Chinese painting and western painting to start her exploration to use oil painting material and the “Tsun” technique from Chinese painting to paint the Chinese landscape and cloud resulting a more satisfactory when dealing with stone textures.
Perhaps under the cultural influence of the stage production “Demolition of the Chaos at the Night”, Chan lament the short life of each stage painting. But because of this unchangeable destiny, she gradually let go of her obsessions, and instead enjoyed the fun of painting more and went through a process of self-healing one after another.
Nature possesses abundant energy, the “Qì” of life, just like nature. To Zue Chan, painting is a journey to purify her mind. The hustle and bustle of the city makes people breathless and lose themself. Zue believes that through the learning of the Chinese landscape painting, people can learn to the wisdom of life and release the pressure of the everyday life, accepting the ups and downs of life, reset their minds and change the circumstances with a new attitude.