Let's Meet Dr. Dominic Man-kit lam
Updated: Jun 30, 2022
BOAX is honored to introduce one of our featured artists, Dr. Dominic Man-Kit Lam to you!
Dr. Lam is a well-established scientist, doctor, academic, educator, and philanthropist. Other than that, he is also an artist who discovered his passion for art at the age of six.
"My parents thought it would be too precarious for me to be an artist, so I decided if I could not be a visual artist, I wanted to be a visual scientist," said Dr. Lam. At the age of 16, Dr. Lam was one of the first international students to travel to the USA and Canada in order to obtain his BSc (Hon) in Mathematics at Lakehead University, MSc in Physics at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto, all within 6 years.
Dr.Lam is a great scientist with lots of scientific achievements. He is the founder of the HK Institue of Biotechnology (HKIB), which invented a plant-based edible vaccine for third world countries with a HK$170,000,000 grant. He is also the co-founder of LifeTech Group, the US publicly listed company with Li Ka-Shing, and healthcare products were developed and manufactured. In order to provide free eye check-ups and treatments for people with eye disorders, Dr.Lam also established the World Eye Organization (WEO) with Dr. Jackie Chan in 1999. Dr. Lam has been using his life-long scientific knowledge to help people around the world by improving the quality of healthcare services.
Despite establishing organizations to aid the world, Dr. Lam is also a warm-hearted person who supports charities like World Eye Organisation, Project Orbis, and World Culture Organisation with his own abilities. He is called a philanthropist and world - peacemaker.
Aside from being a great scientist and philanthropist, Dr. Lam is also a dedicated artist with significant artwork. He invented Nano-art - the Chromoskedasic Painting process which is a new art discipline through chemical processes. He was also the first Asian being appointed by President George Bush to be a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in 1989, and being selected as one of 99 most influential artists in China in the 20th century.
His artworks are always appreciated and praised:
"Voyage of Discovery", 2019 - created for Louis Vuitton Maison exhibition in Hong Kong, commemorating the 40th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon, with a sold price of US$1million.
"After the Rain", 2012 - sold at HKD2,288,000
"Olympic Odyssey: From the Great Wall to the River", 2008 - sold at HKD2,288,000
As seen from Dr. Lam's great achievements in his life-long career, BOAX is honored to obtain the opportunity to collaborate with him. On BOAX, you can see Dr.Lam's featured artwork. The "Olympic Happiness" NFT, being painted by Dr.Lam originally for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2004, symbolize the wish of "Peace for the World and Happiness for all People".
The artwork was then digitalized to NFT in 2021 and was sold on BOAX Marketplace successfully to HRH Prince Narithipong Norodom of the Kingdom of Cambodia for US$16000 on 8 August 2021.
Besides, Voyage of Discovery and Milus Time was also digitalized as NFT in 2021 and the price will be announced soon.
On BOAX, you may find another collection of Dr.Lam's artwork collection - "Original IZBLU Bulls X Nine Palace 牛氣沖天 #001".
This collection was also in Chromoskedasic paintings arranged in a three-by-three grid. Nine Palaces predate the “I Ching”, the “Ba Gua”, and the “Luo Shu” but share many of the same attributes. The colors, surface patterning, texture, tonal range, and definition of each of Lam’s segments relate to these attributes. The eight cardinal and secondary points of the compass are arranged around the outside. At the center is Earth, the place where every living thing resides.
This is a joint collaboration between Dr. Lam and Mr. Ian Wen. Mr. Wen created the IZBLU Bulls and superimposed the bulls on the Nine Palace with Dr. Lam's artistic guidance and co-created the NFT to represent the bullish spirit, or in Chinese "牛氣沖天".
The owner of this NFT will receive a high resolution printed copy with the creators' signatures. Part of the proceeds from this NFT will go to charitable causes.
Visit boax.io and find out more about Mr. Dominic Lam!