Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present Motives of Lines, a solo exhibition by Chinese artist Huang Yuanqing (b. 1963) at the Pedder Building in Hong Kong, featuring a selection of paintings on canvas created in recent years.

Huang’s paintings explore the expressiveness of his calligraphic lines, in which each stroke is considered as an entity as well as a key component that composes the rhythm of the plane. Rather than “paints”, Huang “writes” his paintings. In the continuous process of writing, covering, and rewriting, he refines the paradoxical balance and coexistence between calligraphy and painting, rice paper and canvas, confrontation and intimateness, spontaneity and constraint, traces and signs.

To Huang, the ideal state of creation is to withdraw the artist himself from this freely flourishing forest of lines.