Chiu Tak Hak is a self-taught artist from China whose work has received recognition at art shows and galleries in Germany, Paris and Hong Kong. In 1972, he moved to Paris and was attracted to the city’s historic shops and cafes; places that are still and quite like a stage waiting for players to arrive. The moodiness and mystery of these buildings evoke a feeling of solitude, which Chiu sought to translate onto canvas.
His style combines realism and elements of impressionism and abstractionism. He builds around a realistic central image, and then adds collage and other elements to add depth.