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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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One minute video presentation, The Palette of Aser But, made by Walter Sin for the ocassion of 10 Outstanding Designers of Year 2010 presented in Hong Kong. The link is


Latest publication of short videos were made in 2014 by Leo Yuen in Macau locations or in Taipa, where Aser's drawings and paintings with his ceramics were originated. The whole series of videos include 6 short episodes and a full version, now run by youtube.com. The contents are: Introductions to Aser But's art and functions contributed by his fellow-artists, designers, ex-students and guests. His family was also interviewed.

The complete list of links is:

1. http://youtu.be/s5ezeZQ9TUA

2. http://youtu.be/prQZBIqP6sE





Full version: http://youtu.be/4xa8D1nokqs

Publishing and writing began in the year of 1980 when the first book was prepared and written. Up to 2004, the publications include :


Beyond my Palette-- a book of sketches in black and white, designed as a tool for summer Artland workshop 2004.



books written as reference books in art and design for schools


Left:《The Basic Techniques of Drawing and Illustration》 written and published in 1982, second printing after one month of publication. Co-author: Cheng Ming. Right: revised version in 1985.

Second from right: The Techniques of《Contemporary Chinese and Western Calligraphy, by Derick Pao and Cheng Ming. Idea conceived and edited by Aser But

Right: The Portfolios of Hong Kong Art, Part 2, written and edited by Aser But


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Top, left:《 What is Graphic Design?》 written and published in 1992. A book enlisted in Arts Education KLA, Visual Arts Curriculum Guide (P1-S3) as suggested references  for Hong Kong schools, prepared by The Curriculum Development Council, HKSAR 2003.

Top, right 《What is Modern Painting? 》co-author, Gordon Lee, 1995.


20 books written on Hong Kong visual artists


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