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Cultural Connections

A visit with Lampo Leong, Associate Professor, Art

By Tanya Sneddon
Published: - Topics: multimedia exhibit mixed media ink art

Through the Eyes of the Viewer

Topics: viewer painting

Leong has noticed a heightened interest in Chinese calligraphy in the Western world, and his work is now sought out for exhibitions and commissions as well as collected by many museums. He believes that this increased attention derives from the unique visual experience that calligraphy provides: “The viewer becomes involved while looking at the piece as if he/she is watching the brush dance across the stage—its movements, its rhythm… [like] viewing a dance performance and a painting at the same time.”

Reviews of Leong’s Work