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                                      Aser But (Bi Zirong)- A painter in Hong Kong art history.  net version 5, 18.12.2014

  With new archives back to 1975


      Welcome to the official website of Aser But, a practising artist from Hong Kong and Macau .


Lifelong dedication to the art of drawing, painting and ceramic.






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Various forms of drawings are important works  in the artist's life. Recently he has developed a unique of using hotel letterheads to draw for about 20 minutes when he travelled. This became his way to record his visual and drawing experiences apart from collecting his own drawings on various letterhead designs worldwide.


Art Attainment: an artist interested in drawing


    Above: Aser being one of the artists supporting the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection in 1991. Right: An article by Neville de Silva on his work in Standard on 11 October, 1991.



Travelling and drawing outdoor


Above: Photos taken at outdoor sketching sessions in different cities of Australia, February, 2000


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As a drawing show organizer


Involved with organizing Drawing Exhibitions with co-curators, Mr. Chung Kang Lok in New York, 1986 in Hong Kong Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Culture (Top, works in acrylics and charcoal. Right: Invitation Card to the joint exhibition)


Involved with organizing Power of Line, an exhibition of drawings, with co-authors, Mr. Chung Kang Lok and Miss Ying Ping Po, in Taipei, March, 1996. (Above right:


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Key drawings

Charcoal drawings       

Mixed-media drawings

Recent outdoor sketches mostly executed on hotels letterheads, 1996-2003 

            Outdoor sketch 1.jpg (69818 bytes) Street scene in Cairns, Australia, felt pen and watercolours

            Outdoor sketch 2.jpg (46239 bytes) Museum area in Wellington, New Zealand, felt-pen

            Outdoor sketch 3.jpg (49498 bytes) Street scene in Guangzhou, China, pencil and coloured pencil

                Outdoor sketch 4.jpg (37996 bytes) Square in Dalian, China, pencil and coloured pencil

            Outdoor sketch 5.jpg (55963 bytes) Military Museum, Beijing, China, pencil and coloured pencil


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Most recent drawings in Australia and New Zealand 2001-2003



Coloured pencil and charcoal drawing on paper(70's - 80's)

            mixed media drawing 70-1.jpg (76427 bytes) Wellspring, coloured pencil and charcoal, 1973

            mixed media drawing 80-1.jpg (42071 bytes) Heavenly Banyan, sketch, charcoal and acrylics, 1980

            mixed media drawing 81-1.jpg (43700 bytes) Heavenly Banyan, Chinese Ink, charcoal and acrylics, 1984




Description Size Price
Heavenly Banyan series            4 ft. x 6 ft.( h. x w.) HK$ 60,000
The Everlasting series different sizes HK$


Outdoor sketches A4 or A5 sizes ask for prices-Some are NFS


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