Scribbles, Dribbles, Ripples 詩韻墨戲
Calligraphy by M K Chan 陳文巖書法
ISBN : 978-962-8038-79-4
136 pages, 9″ x 12″, illustrations throughout
This book is the exhibition catalogue of calligraphy by Dr Man Kam CHAN. The exhibition features about fifty pieces of his calligraphic work including handscrolls, hanging scrolls, fan leaves and couplets. Dr Chan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, HKU in 1972, specializing in Nephrology. He has long been interested in classical Chinese poetry, teaching himself to compose Chinese poetry as a secondary school student at Queen’s College. His works have a particular aesthetic: poetic and reminiscent of the literati, but with a modern air. Dr Chan specializes in cursive script, the most expressive style of Chinese calligraphy. His strokes are elegant, forceful and full of personal characteristics. Many of the works exhibited are poems or couplets composed by the artist himself, imbuing his brushwork with a poetic overtone.