Sep 5, 2008

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Fragrance Navigator

A painting exhibition by Alannala Lau


Exhibition Period: 20 September – 21 October 2008


YY9 Gallery

G/F., 83-85 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Mon – Sat  10-7pm (closed on Sun and Public Holidays)

T: 2574 3370


Opening reception with artist on 19 September, 2008, Friday at 7-9pm

Sharp Fragrance, Oil & acrylic on canvas, 2008

YY9 Gallery is pleased to present a painting exhibition “Fragrance Navigator” of a Hong Kong artist Alannala Lau Wai Lun. Alannala presents this series of painting, which were according to a poem to express an intensely imaginative interpretation of “Fragrance Navigator”. Share the exciting pleasure by imaginative with audience.

“Flowers do not often bloom, but fragrance lingers in the soul permanently.

Attention is not diverted while chrysanthemum is viewed delightfully. There is no distraction during studio time. All ideas, consideration, statement...... are just noise and disturbance.

In the tranquility, flowers' verdant buds burst. Petals leisurely spread with variety, overflowing pure odor. Suddenly all thoughts are gone. “I lose the words to make it clear”.

Silently, delicate scent from inner is concreted on the warm white canvas, being full of vitality.

This morning, the falling petals woke me up with lingering fragrance gently.”


Lau believes, “Life itself is fragile, yet the energy it radiates is powerful and infinite. Flowers that are perceived to be weak and fragile are transformed into sheer energy and impact through the powerful representation on the canvas.”


The Chrysanthemum flower is at the center of Alannala Lau's paintings. In traditional Chinese Art, chrysanthemum is one of the “Four Gentlemen” with a symbol of the sun and is associated with longevity and immortality. It played an undeniable role in traditional Chinese Art.


About the Artists:


Alannala, also named Alan Lau Wai-Lun, graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1994 majoring in fine art. He won the Raymond Woon Creative Prize for his graduation work and has pursued painting as his career ever since. Since 1993 he has had nine solo painting exhibitions and participated in over thirty group shows. His works are being collected by private collectors, art consultants, the Town Imaizumi Museum, Japan and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Washington DC, San Francisco, Geneva and Brussels.



About us:

YY9 gallery was founded in 2004, a member of 2B SQUARE. It is our philosophy to show and focus on the excellence of local contemporary art and covers a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture and ceramics.


“Life is similar to the Splash of ink and naturally around us.” YY9 Gallery creates a comfortable and unique environment for people not just visit or buy, but also a place for them and their friends to gather and share the joy of arts.



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