The Five Elders — Celebrating Master Tam’s 82nd Birthday
To celebrate Master Tam’s 82nd birthday, Ontario Chinese Artists Association (OCAA) will be hosting The Five Elders Exhibition May 21-26, 2016, 12 noon to 5pm, showcasing Master Tam’s paintings along with works of four other artists. All are welcome.
The opening ceremony: May 21 (Saturday) at 2pm.
Location: 3838 Midland Ave. #102, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. M1V 5K5 (Intersection: Steeles and Midland).
Contact: 416-586-9837 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Guangzhou, China, Buddhist Master Tam Shek-Wing apprenticed under Chinese Masters Zhang Chunchu and Zhao Chongzheng, making Tam a third generation master of Geshan style and Lingnan style of Chinese painting. Tam’s work melds the old and the new. Critically acclaimed, his paintings are recognized as “Lingnan’s Literati paintings.” Tam is the honorary executive governor of OCAA. To celebrate his 82nd birthday, OCAA invites Tam for this exhibition. We will feature his painting from 60 years ago, where we get a glimpse of the sparkling talent then.
We have invited four of Tam’s artist friends to join in the celebration. They are Ma Peng, Mak Ching, Chan Chiu-Yin and Lo Wing-Chiu. In their 70s and 80s, they make an unusually trailblazing group of artists who persist in working within the Chinese painting tradition.
Ma is a known painter from Zhejiang, China. Mak is a senior artist from Hong Kong. Known for his green thumb, his painting has a unique esthetic. Chan is fluent in many traditions, Song regal style and expressive alike. Lo’s style is one of its kind. He is particular fond of the “splash-ink” style of landscape in recent years, garnering accolades employing the same technique for faunas.
To see more of Tam’s work, see www.tamshekwing.com.