Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I have met a very interesting artist the other day. He's 張北如(Cheung Pak Yu), truly a great master of crafts. He showed me a few playful works from his pocket, some melon seeds made of clay. It's super realistic. Or, you just thought real even holding them in your hand. The only slight difference would be that you felt them a little bit cooler than room temperature because of the ceramic nature. He said somehow it's not all about realism as he didn't modelled them after some real seeds. It's only the observation of many and he created the unique pieces. It can be most abstract.
It's our luck to have him (living for many many years) in Hong Kong. Perhaps there isn't another He in mainland China.