Hong Kong Art: Visual Archive

Ko Wah Man, Norman 高華文
Name in pinyin: Gao Huawen
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Place of birth: China
Dates: 1938-
Art Medium: painting,photography,sculpture
In 1963, Ko obtained B. Sc (Eng), the University of Hong Kong. 1969, he obtained the Ph.D., the University of Southampton. 1995, he obtained the D.Sc., the University of Hong Kong and 2004, the D.Sc., the University of Southampton. Now, he is an Emeritus and Honorary Professor, the University of Hong Kong. Ko started doing underwater photography in 1964. In 1970, he won the gold and silver medals in underwater photography, the Underwater Federation of Hong Kong. In 1979, Ko started doing sculpture. 1983, he won the Urban Council Fine Arts Award for Sculpture. Since 1980, Ko has held many one-man exhibitions in sculpture, paintings, installation, photography and underwater photography. He has participated in more than sixty joint exhibitions. Many of his monumental and outdoor sculptures are on display in public places in Hong Kong. Private collectors in different parts of the world collect his smaller works of sculpture and paintings.
Female Torso 女之軀 (1981) sculpture, white marble 74 x 20 x 17 cmLift Off I 升 I (1983) sculpture, brass 60 x 15 x 15 cmSeagull I 天地一沙鷗 I (1989) sculpture, travertine 93 x 31 x 31 cmFishes 魚 (1991) sculpture, bronze 80 x 60 x 52 cm each
Fishes and Pearl 魚與珠 (1992) sculpture, bronze h. 200 cm, City Plaza III, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong; collection of Swire Properties Ltd.Flying Horse II 飛馬 II (1993) sculpture, bronze 53 x 45 x 16 cmFlight X 飛 X (1994) sculpture, bronze 180 x 125 x 30 cm, Yiu Tung Estate, Hong KongMaiden in the Wind 風之女 (1995) sculpture, Pentalic marble 48 x 60 x 53 cm
Bird VII 鳥 VII (1997) sculpture, bronze 46 x 115 x 48 cmTo the Future 飛躍 (1998) sculpture, bronze 160 x 320 x 120 cm, Ma On Shan Park, Hong Kong; collection of the Regional CouncilSoaring 乘風 (1999) sculpture, bronze 23 x108 x 15 cmGrowth 長 (2000) sculpture, bronze, group of 15 h. 700 cm, East Gate, the University of Hong Kong
Sky beyond Sky 天外天 (2002) sculpture, painted stainless steel h. 600 cm, Costal Skyline, Tung Chung, Hong Kong; collection of HKR International Ltd.Pas de Deux IV 雙人舞 IV (2004) copper and stainless steel 62 x 16 x 16 cm eachSolitude I 獨 I (2007) painting, acrylic on canvas 152 x 30 cmBetween the Mountains 群中山 (2007) painting, acrylic on canvas 61 x 61 cm
Nudibrand (not dated) underwater photograph Batangas, The PhilippinesSea Urchin (Echinoidea) (not dated) underwater photograph Palawan, The PhilippinesSketch (not dated) paper 16.5 x 18 cmSketch (not dated) paper 9.3 x 9.3 cm
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Last updated: 3 July, 2020.