Hong Kong Art: Visual Archive
|Van Lau 文樓|
|Name in pinyin: Wen Lou|
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|Place of birth: China|
|Art Medium: painting,sculpture|
|Van Lau graduated from the Fine Arts Department in National Taiwan Normal University in 1959. He held an exhibition at the Hong Kong City Hall in 1964. In 1965, he obtained a grant to visit the United States from the Institute of International Education, U.S.A. In 1968, his sculpture Exhibition was held in LUZ Gallery, Manila. He was awarded SFBM Medal in the 145th Annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design, N. Y., U.S.A. in 1970. An exhibition of his work was sponsored by the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1979. In 1984, he organized the first Hong Kong Open-Air Sculptures Exhibition. A major exhibition, 'The Art of Van Lau' was presented by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1987. In 1992, 'The Exhibition of Sculpture by Van Lau' was presented by the Hsiung Shih Gallery in Taipei. 'Van Lau Sculptures Exhibition' was presented by the Sichuan Gallery in 1992. He is now the Chairman of the Hong Kong Artists Association and the President of the Hong Kong Sculptors Association.|
|Release 開放 (1982) Bronze model sculpture||Kite in September 九月風箏 (1983) Stainless steel, copper 289x260x120cm||Pomegranate 石榴 (1984) Bronze model sculpture||Green Grasshopper I 草猛(一) (1985) Bronze model sculpture|
|Green Grasshopper II 草猛(二) (1985) Bronze model sculpture||Windy Form 迎風取勢 (1986) Stainless steel 180x400x260cm||Geese Form 竹譜之 "落雁式" (1987) Brass 33x21x17cm||Full Leaf 結頂竹譜 (1988) Brass 66x66x45cm|
|Fish Form 竹譜之 "交魚雁尾" (1989) Brass 53x32x34cm||Grasshopper 紡織娘 (1989) Bronze model sculpture||Please 請請 (1989) Bronze 300x180x60cm||The Exuviae I 蛻變之一 (1989) Bronze model sculpture|
|New Birth I 新生之一 (1991) Bronze 100x100x100cm||Development 發展 (1991) Bronze 400x110x70 cm||New Birth II 新生之二 (1992) Bronze 100x100x100cm||Release 開放 (1992) Bronze 100x100x100cm|
|Preservation - Planet - Earth 保護地球 (1993) Stainless steel 500x200x70 cm||The Exuviae II 蛻變之二 (1993) Bronze model sculpture||Gale 大風 (1994) Brass 220x600x400cm||Disclosed 開心果 (1995) Bronze 40x60x50cm|
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Last updated: 18 Jan, 2018.