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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.

Pure ink won Certificate of Merit in the category of Interaction Design at the 2021 Hong Kong ICT Awards (香港資訊及通訊科技獎 www.hkictawards.hk). Pure ink is opened for public use with an intention to promote digital ink art. The project welcomes donation for sustainable development in future.

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        Activities



2022.8
Exhibition: Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2022
Artist: Margaret Yeung 楊國芬
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre
Artwork: Planting Copper Wire (1), (2), (3)
Media: digital ink painting, 50 cm (W) x 30 cm (H),
(printed and framed)
Integrating traditional and modern elements, Margaret Yeung creates this set of digital paintings mainly by Pure ink. This also makes the first record that Pure ink artworks are presented in the event of art fair.


2021.11
Exhibition: Centrifugal Art Force 離心藝力
Artworks: 4 digital paintings and 4 animations
Venue: Hong Kong Visual Art Center
The very first exhibition dedicated to 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.





2021.5
Exhibition: Video Ensemble 2021 城影築音
Artist: Wong Wo Bik 王禾璧
Artwork: A Sea with A View
Media: video
Venue: PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus,
Osage Gallery
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.








2022.10
[Interview]
TVB, Art and Culture Magazine, hosted by Vincy Mok
無線電視: 藝文誌,莫韻諰主持


2022.4.7
[Workshop]
Youth Arts Week, 14th Arts Ambassadors-in-school Scheme, Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
第14屆香港藝術發展局校園藝術大使計劃青藝週線上講座
2021.11.27
[Talk]
The Art Talk in The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.
香港視覺藝術中心 開講!
2021.8.9
[Workshop]
Youth Arts Week, 13th Arts Ambassadors-in-school Scheme, Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
第13屆香港藝術發展局校園藝術大使計劃青藝週線上講座
2021.1.2
[Talk]
Diploma Programme in New Ink Art, The School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUSCS).
香港中文大學專業進修學院新水墨文憑課程
2020.10.20
[Talk]
Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong.
香港教育大學文化與創意藝術學系講座
2020.8.19
[Interview]
Metro Info Radio 新城知訊台: 世界隨意門 藝術閒話,葉泳詩、林嵐主持
2020.8.13
[Media]
CGV SPACE 電腦影像創作人發表平台
2020.8.6
[Media]
STANDNEWS 立場新聞








           About Pure ink

Pure ink is founded by Hong Kong artist Chung-yu WONG (黃琮瑜) since 2020. The software was initially built based on an ink diffusion system that WONG applied in his digital art practices since 2007.

email: contact@pureink.org

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Credits

Special thanks are given to the following parties and paper that provide technical insights and foundation to the start of this project

  1.  'www.processing.org', an open source programming language initialized by Ben Fry nd Casey Reas since 2001

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









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