Aser But (Bi Zirong)- A painter in Hong Kong art history. net version 6, 14.1.2018
With new archives back to 1975
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Welcome to the fantasy world of Aser But, a fine artist practising in Hong Kong and Macau for the last 40 years. He is better-known for his large tree drawings, ink paintings and ceramic work, especially those thematic figures with fashions in clay.
(From left to right) Aser But and his first one-man show in 1974.
Large drawing of his signature style.
Black Mother of Culture, claywork collected by Macau collector in 2013.
Aser But in 2013.
Very brief history of Aser But's training in Art: 1971-74 in Hong Kong under the instructions by local masters such as Lui Shou Kwun and Wucius Wong, 1976-77 in Institute of Education, London University; 80-83 in Bank Street College of Education and Parsons School of Design, New York. He was one of the Hong Kong artists chosen to be represented in Nigel Cameron's series of First Choice Exhibitions in the 80's. His signature pieces are among the permanent collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
Above leftt: Meeting with the Queen Elizabeth II at Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1986.
Above middle: Aser and Margaret But with masters Cheung Yee and Lui Shou Kwan, at Nigel Cameron's First Choice Exhibition.
Above right: Aser and master Wucius Wong in Hong Kong Art Show in Guangchau Museum of Art, China, 1997
Newly added: Historical survey(selected) of Aser But's works published in books since 1975:
The following table, edited in 2014, is an archive of various types of pulbications which contain work of art by Aser But since 1975
Unless specified, most publications were produced in Hong Kong. Year of publication may not be the same as year of production of such artwork.
Completed on 9.10.2014
Email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone Hong Kong (852) 6019 6298. Macau (853) 6663 5421
Postal address Hong Kong Cheung Wo Workshop,
Room 1603, Wo Shing House, Cheung Woo Court, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Other sites: www.FaceBook.com/aserbut "Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc."
First Exchange Link: www.oneiricrealism.com/index.html
Oil Painting Reproduction, Oil Portrait Painting
Shimen Daily, 21.7.2013
Taken at ceremony outside G17.
Photos: Top Left: The Fashion Show poster designed by pupils. Top-right- Miss Angel Wong (Artland Co. rep.), Aser and Miss Rose Chan(the art-teacher of SPSS) Above: The Champion.
Photo by Margaret But
(left)- The MCs of the Showl
(right)- Aser with Mr. Charles Ng, a renowned Art Director and one of the opening guests.
(above left) - Walter Sin, Tony Lim, Aser But, Charles Ng, Sherman Chan, Leona Wong. (above, right) Photo by Walter Sin.
The AYDA team attending the opening ceremony, and more photos at https://www.facebook.com/aserbut?ref=tn_tnmn#!/media/set/?set=a.10151386815227555.1073741825.575617554&type=1
This album on facebook.con is an ongoing documentation of the Event: : see https://www.facebook.com/aserbut#!/media/set/?set=a.10200886711028002.1073741825.1171632938&type=1.
With Miss Amy Lei (on left) and Mr. Leo Yuen (on right). Taken at Gito Kiln of Macau, 21.4.2013. Next meeting scheduled in May, 2013. More photos have been published at www.facebook.com/aserbut.
(1) The guests at Opening Ceremony of Vision Pantoscopic Photographic Exhibition;
(2) Aser giving a welcoming speech;
(3) Photographs by Walter Sin
All photos by Nancy Tang.
Taken at opening the ceremony.
More about Aser But's latest activities:
Mr. Lee Sio Fan (sitting next to Aser But in group photo above) arranged the talk for the Snow Ball Art Scheme at Youth Centre.
Thank you for your comments(多謝您的意見).
In photo : Ollie But (Aser But's second son) after receiving his B. Sc. in Computer Science
Picture (Top, left) Aser But with classmates in New York Bank Street College of Education, at graduation party, 1983. 與碩士班同學合照於畢業典禮後, 1983年美國紐約。Picture (Top, right) Aser But with Mr. Edmond Ho, CEO of SAR Macau at Tong Nam Middle School, Macau。歡迎澳門特區首長何厚燁先生, 2001年攝於澳門東南中學。
To enlarge the pictures, please click on the thumbnails once. 如要放大圖片，請用滑鼠按有色線框小圖一次。
Picture (top, left) Aser But with Queen Elizabeth II in Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1986。1986年與學生歡迎英女皇伊利沙伯二世於香港理工學院。
Picture (top right) The artist in Hong Kong , taken by Margaret But, 1986。1986年攝於香港，攝影師為畢朱杏賢。
Picture (middle) Margaret and Aser But at Prize-giving Ceremony, Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 1988.
Introduction to this website
This website contains a visual record of my thirty years of journey as an artist- designer and as a teacher, and then a Professor in Hong Kong and Macau. Through more than 33 years of art-related activities, I have maintained my cultural identity as an 'East meets West' artist and designer in both Hong Kong and Macau. The main reason of setting up this website is: to strengthen the relationship with my family, friends, fellow-artists and designers, art patrons, and my students in both Hong Kong and Macau.
Without practising art and design education, my life will never be lived to its full. Thanks to God for his mighty blessing.
You are welcome to view my new ceramic works available for viewing in the section GITO Ceramics Workshop.
My latest paintings are contained in the section Shows.
2003年7月29日本人於香港藝林畫廊舉辦首個陶藝展，自此不斷展出陶品，詳情刊於（Shows）及（GITO Ceramic Workshop），（Art）的部份。
Two important photographs:
Margaret and Aser But at Prize-giving Ceremony, Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award 1988.
Lady Deng Iin, the daughter of Deng Xiao Ping and Aser But. Taken in Macau during her photographic exhibition designed by Aser But.
My Mission as an Artist-Teacher
To choose one between art and education, I have chosen the ‘combination’. Art teaching and the practice of art, since 1970, has been part of my life. Since then, I had changed from an ordinary classroom teacher to someone with hope and target. Alongside my growth as an artist, I met experts in the field of visual arts, among whom are those I followed and learned to practise drawing, painting, claywork and graphic design. I also met educationists both in Hong Kong and abroad who taught me to aim high as a teacher. To all these people, including my parents and other family members, and mentors, I owe them sincere thanks. I am, without any doubts, very grateful to the Mighty God and I know, with all these blessings in the past thirty years, I have a very happy family and owned a strong mission in teaching art with utmost care and love as a Christian and in serving the community both in Hong Kong and elsewhere as an ordinary person.
For the year 2010, more efforts will be put into my creative works, which will be in clay and in acrylics. Please note the changes of information in the section of Last News Update.
Purchase of Work
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