Universe of the Mind 游彩人生
Zhou Luyun (Irene Chou) A Retrospective Exhibition 周綠雲繪畫回顧展
Zhou Luyun 周綠雲
March 2006
110 pages
9" x 12", color illustrations throughout
HK$80 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$15 (Other Countries)
Hardback 978-962-8038-47-3

Irene Chou (Zhou Luyun) is hailed as one of the most innovative artists of the New Ink Painting Movement that emerged in Hong Kong in the late 1960s, of which Lu Shoukun was the pioneer. Born in Shanghai in 1924, Chou moved to Hong Kong in 1949. She began to learn painting in 1954 when she became a student of the Lingnan master Zhao Shao’ang. This catalogue includes the paintings of the retrospective exhibition of Chou’s work. The exhibition presents over fifty paintings by this important artist dating from the 1950s to the present. Chou’s interest in universal themes and the human condition are evident in her abstract cosmic images that include symbolic and often metaphysical combinations of elements derived from natural and astral forms.

周綠雲在一九二四年生於上海,一九四九年移居香港。她於一九五四年拜師嶺南畫派名師趙少昂。而一九六零年代末呂壽琨在香港提倡的新水墨運動,周更是追隨者中的表表者。本畫集收錄了「游彩人生:周綠雲繪畫回顧展」的作品。這次展覽介紹周自一九五零年代至最近的作品,超逾五十幅。周在藝術中探索宇宙的奧秘,以及演繹人類的思維狀態。她筆下的玄妙構圖,包含很多符號、自然界與星狀物體形成的超自然圖像。