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Forces: Artist's Talk by Lampo Leong

Lampo Leong gives a talk on Chinese calligraphy and the art of abstract painting.

November 7, 2007 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Lampo Leong, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, University of Missouri-Columbia

“In the traces of the hand, Chinese calligraphy captures not merely the shape of the characters, but also the spirit of the artist. For me, the inky blacks of figural marks playing against fields of colored densities and radiant lights speak of my own fascination with the processes of creation. Reflecting both a reverence for the spirit of the Tao and the Sublime, as well as an ever-renewed wonder at the universe revealed to us by modern science, my paintings celebrate the dynamic forces that give birth to new life, new planets, and new stars; and provide glimpses into the crucible of genesis.”

— Lampo Leong

Renowned internationally for his abstract painting and calligraphy, Professor Lampo Leong, Ph.D.-ABD from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, is currently Art Department Chair at the University of Missouri-Columbia. To see samples of his painting and calligraphy, please visit



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