Born in Shanghai, China, Fei Mingjie moved to Hong Kong in 1952. He studied Fine Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute and was awarded an MFA degree by the University of California in 1970. He has held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan and in the United States. Fei is known for his botanical sculptures made from different types of materials, including copper, paper, twigs and seeds. This garden-like piece is based on inspiration from his studies of organic forms from East and West, both real and mythical and incorporates the use of industrial materials. He likes to introduce new ideas into his works that are generated from the accumulation of experience and knowledge. He makes sculptures that seek to understand the laws of nature and are full of symbolic significance.
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Ming Fay (1943 - )
Hong Kong Museum of Art