Aquino is one of the few artists using English calligraphy creatively. With a graphic design background, he became fascinated with the beauty of hand painting, the different paper textures, traces and variations of pen strokes, and even the strength applied by different parts of the body. After a few years’ practice, he has brought English calligraphy into commercial use, thus giving the art more exposure.
In this exhibition at Ox Warehouse, the artist takes his art to another level by combining English calligraphy with ceramics and everyday utensils, and by using installations and partitions he merges his calligraphic work with the setting. Therefore this is rather a multimedia exhibition, than a mere showcase of English calligraphy, where every element, from wooden wares to promotional designs, has a delicate hand feel.
Prior to the exhibition Aquino specially went to Japan to make his own ceramics, and also did some carpentry work at Ox Warehouse backyard. With all elements being original and handcrafted, he attempts to bring the art to a higher level by integrating experimentalism, art and workmanship, to achieve a comprehensive result while starting his own creative revolution.
New Art People Project 2016
The Renaissance of Pen and Ink – Exhibition of Calligraphy and Lettering Art by Aquino da Silva
開幕 Opening Ceremony：13/8/2016（星期六 Saturday）4:00 P.M.
展期 Exhibition Period：14/8–18/9/2016 （逢星期二休息 Closed on Tuesdays）
工作坊 Workshop：21/8, 28/8, 4/9/2016（星期日 Sunday）
地點 Venue：牛房倉庫二樓 2nd Floor of Ox Warehouse
免費入場 Free Admission