530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Michael Lam
East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Art Calligraphy 3   Art Calligraphy 3
    Ink on Paper
    22" x 30"
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    Michael Lam

  • Art Calligraphy 4   Art Calligraphy 4
    Ink on Paper
    16" x 16"
    Michael Lam

  • Art Calligraphy 5   Art Calligraphy 5
    Ink on Paper
    16" x 16"
    Michael Lam

  • Art Calligraphy 1   Art Calligraphy 1
    Acrylic Ink on Board
    30" x 40"
    Michael Lam

  • Art Calligraphy 2   Art Calligraphy 2
    Acrylic Ink on Paper
    22" x 30"
    Sold
    Michael Lam


Michael Lam

MICHAEL LAM

East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia
March 31 - April 21, 2015
Reception: Thursday April 2, 2015 6-8 PM

One of Michael Lam’s earliest influences came from a Chinese herbal medicine book he saw as a child, its hand-illustrated manuscripts becoming a template for the images he now makes. Those works take the basics of calligraphy and transform them into compositions that mix graphic simplicity with open-ended forms. The bold strokes he uses to construct each painting have an air of freshness and spontaneity to them, but they are also the result of a meticulous process of thought and preparation. “Everything must be right the very first time,” he says. “I have to understand the properties of paper, ink and brush well before starting.”

Working in ink on board as well as paper, the artist lets the varying textures that ink can provide, from feathery wisps to liquid pools of color, come vividly across. That variety gives each painting a depth and sense of movement that contribute to their surprising dramatic power. “I hope my viewers can connect with the emotion contained in each one,” he notes, and their energy and style ensure that connection.

Lam has received awards and recognition for his work in NYC and Florence, and recently used his work to support the Aeiou Foundation for children.

     


Artists in this exhibition

Poisson SolitaireBy the Purifying Wind, 600 Scenes of Genji, Scene 234Cross 1ShiningArt Calligraphy 3PanicAngel FaceConnection W-2

Hao Jing  |  Agameishi  |  Takashi Kogawa  |  Koya  |  Michael Lam  |  Su-Jeong NAM  |  MIKIKO  |  Shoji Suzuki
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th Street New York 10001 NY.
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