The celebration of the 85th Anniversary of The Peninsula Hong Kong was highlighted with a fascinating animation which illustrated the incredible stories of the hotel and Hong Kong. With Hong Kong Arts Centre and Public Art Hong Kong as the Artistic Partners, renowned artist Lee Chi Ching was being invited to create a 3.5 metres long masterpiece with ink drawing and it was turned into a 3-minute animation – “The Moment”. The dazzling animation was on display at the façade of The Peninsula Hong Kong from 12 to 14 December, 2013 at 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm.
Lee Chi Ching, an honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation and member of the Hong Kong Contemporary Artists Association, began his career in drawing and art in 1981, creating comics, illustrations, Chinese ink paintings and Western paintings. His creation Three Kingdoms garnered acclamations and popularity, making him the first Hong Kong artist to make a mark on the Japanese manga scene. In 2007, Lee’s Sun Zi’s Tactics won the Gold Award at the International Manga Award in Japan and launched a number of solo exhibitions in Japan, Hong Kong etc.
Lee has devoted great efforts in arts creations for various organisations and the community. From 2009-present, he helped with the Budget consultation comics for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the 60th anniversary stamp and calendar design for the Hong Kong Housing Society, trams painting and postcard design for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, traffic safety comics for the Hong Kong Transport Department, dynamic cartoons for the Hong Kong Narcotics Division, etc.
Lee has created over one hundred publications, including Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Sun Zi’s Tactics, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, and more historical comics with martial arts element. Recently, he is publishing his refreshing illustration book namely The Skys were Blue in Those Years.