Taipa Village Cultural Association 2018 Exhibition by Artist: Lio Man Cheong Macao Firecrackers Industry – New Works by Lio Man Cheong

Renowned artist Lio Man Cheong is all set to unveil his unique collection of ink paintings from 5th July to 5th October at Taipa Village Art Space in Macao. Exemplifying the culture and tradition of China, these paintings focus on the state of art of Macao’s firecrackers industry. This presents a wonderful opportunity for people to explore the culture and history of this ancient line of work.
04 / 07  / 2018 –  05 / 10 / 2018

Lio Man Cheong
Resident City

Watercolour Paintings

Exhibited Number

Over 20

Lio Man CheongLio Man Cheong was born in 1951 in Zhuhai, China.  He is one of Macau’s most renowned painters, also a member of the Macau Artist Society and Macau Fine Arts Association. He had once worked in the field of firm and advertisement production, and was invited to create and draw stamps for Macau Post and Telecommunication Office.  He has designed award-winning postage stamps and exhibited internationally, and his works are owned by private collectors in mainland China and Japan.
He has participated in several art and painting exhibitions in Macau, Portugal, Canada and several Asian countries. In 1991, he won the first prize of the "Seals of Macau" competition in the "Gods of China" and "Temples of Macau." In 1993 he was awarded the Macau Best Stamp Art Award, awarded by the Portuguese Philately Society Painting prize at the 4th Macau Art Biennial.
He participated in almost all the exhibitions of Macau fine arts circles, in the art exhibitions of the art festival co-organized by Macau Municipal Council and Macau Cultural Institute, as well as in the 1st to 4th Watercolour Paintings Exhibitions of Canton, Hong Kong and Macau, organized by
the Fine Arts Association of the 3 places, respectively.
Recent Group Exhibitions
2013     "Masters in Painting - LOVE OF TWO PLACES: An Exhibition of Exquisite Chinese Ink and Oil Paintings, Macau  
2011     "Imaginary Belongings - Macau Contemporary Art", Orient Foundation Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
2010    "Celebrating Macau's Handover with the Macau International Airport Fifteenth Year Anniversary - An Exhibition of Macao Contemporary Art", Macau
Exhibition Concept
Lio Man Cheong will showcase new works exploring the theme of one of the four major industries of Macau that appeared on the late 19th century and flourished in the early 20th century and are now on the verge of disappearing entirely, without leaving any trace. It consisted on the manufacturing of boats, firecrackers, joss sticks and matches. 
This series of works will incorporate also a new style derived from Chinese ink painting, visually narrating the traditional production line of the firecracker industry and the way of life surrounding it. It is in fact an invaluable testimony of Macau’s humble past and a reflection on the roots of local identity.

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