Wong Shuk Wai | 黄思伟

Hwang Shi Wai 黄思伟

 

黄思伟,号叔伟,人称弄墨居士,1936年出生于广州,稚年奉父母之命学书法,诗赋,屡获良师指导。日侵时代在中国广西度过,分别在澳门,香港与美国完成小,中,大学教育。1969年以电脑专家身份被邀来新加坡为我国的第一波经济转型而效力。在漫长的专业生涯中一直没有放弃练习研究自己心爱的书法,在六十岁退休后才成立了弄墨轩书法研究室,可以全心全意投入书法创作和达成授徒的心愿。

他的楷书造诣很深,涉猎过王、欧、柳、颜、赵、北魏各体,再树立自己的唯美风格。老年以后,更专注与行、草书。目前是新加坡多家艺术协会资深会员兼顾问,也是新加坡美术总会属下弄墨轩书画协会的创办人兼会长。

虽然年近耄耋,还坚持每年带学生出国与各地名家交流切磋,故而艺术知交满天下。他为人低调淡泊,不喜趋炎附势和沽名钓誉,也反对时下门户之见的风气,力持让后辈传承的宗旨。是一位标准的传统艺术家。

 

Hwang Shi Wai, Alias Shuk Wai, was born in Guangzhou in 1936. Shuk wai was greatly encouraged by his parents to learn calligraphy during his childhood years. He was also further motivated and mentored by great teachers while learning calligraphy. During the Japanese invasion in China, he spent his growing up years in GuangXi. Following that his studying years were spent in Macao, Hong Kong and the United States where he completed his primary school, college and university education respectively. Upon completion of his studies, he was approached and invited to come work in Singapore as a computer expert during the first wave economic transformation.

Shuk Wai continued to practice and never gave up on his beloved calligraphy and at the same time maintained a well-balanced work-life with this long-term profession career. After his retirement in his 60s, Shuk Wai established and founded Ink Splashing Calligraphy and Painting Society. From then, he devoted himself and his time fully to create calligraphy works and at the same time mentor the upcoming generation of students to ensure that Chinese traditional culture gets passed on to the future generations.

His calligraphy attainments have made him quite well known in the field of calligraphy. He excels in Regular Script. After studying in depth about famous calligraphers such Wang Xizhi, Ouyang Xiu, Liu Gongquan, Yan Zhenqing and Zhao Mengfu, Shuk Wai has made a name for himself and created his own aesthetic style. After retirement, he concentrated and focused on the Semi—Cursive Script and the Cursive Script.

Although in his 70s’, Shuk Wai led his students to exchange ideas with many accomplished and renowned artists around the world every year, which earned him many friends in the art society locally and internationally. Shuk Wai had always been a low-profile artist who does not seek fame or wealth. He is against activities that ruin his moral values such as social climbing, buying reputation and fishing for praise, in particular the trend of sectarian bias in the art society. Shuk Wai sincerely wishes only to pass on his honesty, right-minded traditional value and skills to the upcoming generations. He is a role model for a standard traditional artist.

At present, Mr Hwang is the founder and president of the Ink Splashing Calligraphy and Painting Society, a branch of the Federation of Art Societies Singapore. In addition, He is also a senior member and consultant for several art associations in Singapore.