Pure ink is a painting software wholly developed from the concept of Chinese ink art, and takes the role of a junction to digitize this traditional Asian culture for multimedia arts and industrial design in the 21st century. The software is strong in simulating realistic ink diffusion effects and brushwork of Chinese painting. With A.I. technology, it generates classical calligraphy for applications uniquely. Pure ink is open for public to use with an intention to modernize the traditional ink art.

Pure ink is an award winning software

Pure ink exhibition

Date: 2024 Mar
Event: Glory of Chinese Ink Art
Venue: Shengzheng Art Museum (new building)
Pure ink participated in its third exhibition since it launched, and also the first exhibition of it in museum-level.

digital landscape painting on LED Panel
Margaret Yeung 楊國芬

Date: 2023 March
Event: Art Central
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Artwork: Interwoven: Wired Shanshui
Interwoven: Wired Shanshui is a large scale installation. The plants made by copper wire grow up in front of a virtual landscape created by Pure ink and displayed through a large LED panel.

Press Interview
introducing the software
TVB, Art and Culture Magazine (無線電視: 藝文誌)
Pure ink solo

Date: 2021 Nov
Event: Centrifugal Art Force (Pure ink solo exhibition)
Venue: Hong Kong Visual Art Center
The very first exhibition about Pure ink. In this exhibition, four digital paintings done by Pure ink are printed, framed, and exhibited. Four animations generated by the ink diffusion system of Pure ink are also showcased.

Wong Wo Bik 王禾璧

Date: 2021 May
Event: Video Ensemble 2021 城影築音
Venue: PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus, Osage Gallery
Artwork: A Sea with A View
A video created by Wong Wo Bik. Composing of three screens, this work explores the visual relaions between islands and ocean. Part of the production involves the use of Pure ink.


about Pure ink
Pure ink is founded by ink painter and digital artist Chung-yu WONG (黃琮瑜) since 2020. The software was built based on an ink diffusion system that WONG developed for his digital art practices since 2007.

credits (technology)
'www.processing.org', an open source programming language initialized by Ben Fry and Casey Reas since 2001

Nelson S.H.Chui, 'Making Digital Painting Organic', HKUST, 2007

credits (Lanting A.I. system)
Jockey Club Future Laboratory of Arts Tech

credits (people)
Sophia Cheng, Cheng Chi-fai, Stepy Kwok, Erica Han, Beatrice Lee, Sheba Wong, Jason Man, Max Yu