INKSPIRATION - The Light and Shade of Ink, presented by Gallery 27, was exhibiting from 26th to 29th Nov 2017 at Space 27. The exhibition was open to public and featuring the juxtaposition of three figurative mediums transcending beyond linear calligraphy art forms. The visual installation including photography by Changlin Fashi, calligraphy by Inkless and designer language by Alan Chan demonstrated three intricate dimensions of light, shadow and characters.

During the exhibition period, four sessions of meditation tours were open for registration. Visitors can learn about how to engage their five senses through a meditation guided by Changlin Fashi with a cup of tea, followed by a docent-led tour of ‘INKSPIRATION’.

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Changlin Fashi believes the most important component of photography is light. By the law of nature, with light comes shadow. By the gravity of life, with good fortunes come adversities. Fashi favours Contre-jour (French for “against daylight”) shooting technique which creates a stronger contrast between light and dark, creates silhouettes and emphasizes lines and shapes. Leading a smooth sailing life results in less learning but if we experience ups and downs, our lives can be enriched with true cultivation.

Inkless believes that with ink and brush as the body of her work, the possibilities become infinite as she ponders the subject. Sometimes Inkless expresses her work with creative caprice; other times she searches for inner peace and gather her thoughts before the first stroke. Photography is always being claimed as “the Art of Lights and Shades”. Inkless thinks that lights and shades symbolize the white and black between ink words writing. How you handle the lights in photo-shooting is similar to how you handle the brushstroke of calligraphy-writing. “INKSPIRATION” aims to present this subtle, yet signature relationship to the public.

Exhibition being named as “INKSPIRATION”based on the Chinese Zen Buddhist practice of Silent Illumination. Hoping the audience to appreciate the artworks with silent illumination (Chinese mòzhào 默照), which also implies the integrated practice of calming the mind (shamatha) and insightful contemplation (vipashyana). Always find the static and dynamic equilibrium in our lives. We are the only ones who know where we belong and shall live to the fullest.

Alan Chan had once curated an unprecedented Contemporary Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition “Brewtiful Words” for Inkless in June 2016. Not only hoping to be the bridge of  the art and culture between East and West, Alan also wants to share his favorite artworks through his “Oriental Passion; Western Harmony”aesthetic ethos. In order to challenge the inherent portrayal of calligraphy, Alan and Inkless decided to collaborate by combining Chinese Calligraphy with Contemporary Art Installations. “Brewtiful Words” was such a great success that encouraging both artists to collaborate again this year, together with the honor to present the artworks of Photography Artist Changlin Fashi.

  • Client Changlin Fashi & Inkless
  • Category Exhibition/
  • Industry Art and culture/