Chim Pak-kee, Simon was born in Kowloon City, Hong Kong. In the year
He is the ninth and youngest sibling of his family of six brothers and five sisters.
Between 1985 and 1987, he left Hong Kong to pursue his dream and studied in an art and craft high school in Taipei, Taiwan where he flourished in a progressive and nurturing environment. In 1986 a work called “Rhythm of the Ink” was selected above all others as one of the two youngest artists to participate in the “Abstract Ink Painting in Asia” show at the Taipei Fine Art Museum. He was then accepted into the 2nd year studio art program at Capilano College in Vancouver, Canada in 1988.
At a young
After returning to Hong Kong, his encyclopedic knowledge of Classical Chinese furniture was put to commercial advantage and he co-founded Co-Ming Antiques Ltd. Among the diverse activities resulting from these associations was a series of seminars and lectures on Chinese Antiques Furniture for groups such as the American and Australian Women’s Associations and German Consulate General. His natural flair for interiors resulted in commissions from his many clients to help place the antique and meld them into his unique one of a kind contemporary setting.
From 1995-1998, he
Being a sculptor, he has acquired lots of hands-on experience working with different materials. Since the beginning, his creations have been well received by international buyers and, as a result, he has continued to create his works using
Identified himself as a proud Chinese although born in the colonized era of Hong Kong, he has always been truthful to his root and enthuses in seeing his works created in China from where they are distributed worldwide. His creations leverage the tradition of quality and craftsmanship incorporate his unique Chinese artistic sensibilities. His proximity to China and the production base puts him in an advantageous position; the link between creating and producing is shortened. Throughout his artistic journey, he always challenges the so-called established norms for design and technique to allow his creativity to blossom. He seldom creates without unusual structural or technical features. He never settles for concepts that are ordinary or mundane.
His first lend of his works to commercial art fair last year was also accepted by Affordable Art Fair 2017 in Hong Kong.