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A Hong Kong native, Hon Chi Fun belongs to a group of painters who, in the 1960s, pioneered a new sensibility within the local art community. Hon Chi Fun studied printmaking in New York and travelled to Europe and South America before settling for some years in Canada. He has exhibited widely in Asia and North America and his paintings are found in private collections and museums, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
In his early works Hon Chi Fun used the Chinese medium of Chinese ink, brush and paper, while introducing elements of Surrealism, graphic design and various western techniques. Landscape subject matter was often rendered in sprayed or splashed ink, a successful evolution of Chinese painting incorporating both tradition and modernity. Increasingly he found the western media of oil and acrylic to be an attractive alternative to Chinese ink.
The series of four paintings commissioned by Hongkong Land portray his exploration of the circle and its various symbolic connotations such as unity, completion and perfection.