We’re excited to announce that Henley & Partners will be hosting an exhibition of several ArtChina artists in their Belgravia offices from 3 October (private view evening) to 15th December.
Venues: 20 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HN
Viewing time: Mon. – Fri. 2pm – 3pm; or Every Fri. 5pm – 7pm. ( Please email us to inform your viewing.)
Prints and other work on display will be from Chinese artists:
- Tang Chenghua
- Yang Qi
- Yu Chengyou
- Lu Zhiping
- Wang Chao
- Cao Ou
- Liu Jing.
Exhibition Catalogue for the full list of artworks.
Discover stories of China at Hampstead,London, stand I9, through our artists and their artworks.
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|Wednesday 8 May 2019
Charity Private View
|17.30 – 21.30
|Thursday 9 May 2019
|11.00 – 17.30
17.30 – 21.00
|Friday 10 May 2019
||11.00 – 19.00
|Saturday 11 May 2019
||11.00 – 18.00
|Sunday 12 May 2019
||11.00 – 18.00
We are going to exhibit a group of young Chinese artists’ work during Asia Art London at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
London SW10 0XE. Most of the young artists have been study in U.K as their further artistic development after they graduated from China. Artwork including prints, painting and objects.
ArtChina will represent a collection of contemporary Chinese paintings, prints & mixture medium art works at stand SC1.
Exhibit Artists including: Chen Long, Yang Qi, Lu Zhiping, Tang Chenghua , Yu Chengyou and a groups emerging Chinese young artists.
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia celebrates its 46th edition from 20-27 June, showcasing 160 leading specialist dealers from around the world featuring a wonderful array of one off pieces. Many of these dealers only feature at Olympia.
In 2018 the Fair will become part of the House & Garden Festival, 20-24 June. It will take place alongside three other distinctive events – HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and GROW London. This exceptional shopping destination will present a diverse collection of interior, garden and lifestyle brands with a focus on craftsmanship, quality and design
We’re really looking forward to the London Original Print Fair!
Here at ArtChina we’re very excited to be exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair 3 – 6 May 2018. But we’re also looking forward to seeing the artworks of other exhibitors!
The London Original Print Fair is a fabulous celebration of the world of print.
In the words of LOPF Chairman, Gordon Cooke, “Our annual event brings together a disparate international community, so that visitors can experience every aspect of the print world.”
There is huge diversity amongst the galleries, dealers and institutions taking part (nearly 50 exhibitors in total).
Here are just three of the stands we’ll be visiting:
- Glasgow Print Studio at Stand 41: An artist led initiative providing facilities and workshop space for artists to create fine art prints. Their guide ‘What is a print?’ tells you all you need to know about the wonders of printmaking. They will be showcasing some of the best new works produced in their printmaking workshop over the past year. More on Twitter: @GlasPrintStudio
- Moritaka Gallery at Stand 45: this amazing gallery based in Tokyo will be showing works by a number of Japanese artists. One of their artists, Shoji Myamoto, will give a talk entitled New Inspirations in Japanese Woodcut. This will be on Sunday at 3pm. Definitely worth attending! For more information take a look on Facebook: /moritakajpn
- The Royal Society of Painter Printmakers at stand 28: The Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers is one of the world’s premier printmaking organisations. All of the Society’s members are practising professional printmakers, elected after a rigorous selection by a panel of their peers. They are based at Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern. Take a look on Instagram: /re_originalprints
- So that’s just a flavour of what you can expect to see at LOPF. Meanwhile we look forward to welcoming you to our own stand no. 23. See you there!
Wang Chao’s Prints Blend Tradition and Evolution
ArtChina will exhibit the work of a range of contemporary Chinese artists at London Original Print Fair 3 – 6 May 2018. Amongst the artists featured, perhaps most notable for blending tradition and evolution is Hangzhou artist Wang Chao.
Wang Chao joined the printmaking department of the China Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1998. He is an Associate Professor of the Printmaking Department and Director of the Purple Bamboo Studio (Zizhuzhai 紫竹斋) at the China Academy of Art. His prints use techniques established in the late Ming. Wang Chao encourages the studio to research and practice techniques of multi-block colour printing (douban). He won the Fukuoka Art Museum prize in 1998 and has received numerous awards at provincial and national exhibitions. Wang’s work has been collected by leading museums in China, Europe and the USA.
Wang Chao’s works are a representation of an important part of Chinese art history. He’s committed to preserving traditional ways, including use of the slotted printing table 印刷台 (yinshuatai), burnisher 擦子 (cazi), fiber brushes and papers, and pear wood multi-block printing 饾版 (douban).
A close look at his prints reveals fine gradation, sharp lines, exquisite carving of text, traditional brushwork, blind embossing and a compelling use of the wood grain.
A display showing pear-wood printing blocks alongside works-in-progress
Whilst inspired by the use of imagery in late Ming artworks, Wang Chao nevertheless expresses layers of meaning in a modern vernacular. The Desk in the Jiuli Studio is a perfect example of this combination: at the front, the woodblock is carved with reversed characters with the title, ‘Contemporary Chinese woodcuts’ (Dangdai Zhongguo muke banhua 當代中国木刻版画). Objects from Wang Chao’s work-table tell of the artist’s deep-rooted love for ancient techniques. But the focus of the print is on the modern and humorous image of the print-maker, engraved on the pear-shaped stone, sleeping rather than studying. In a dream bubble (a late Ming convention), a nightmarish image of broken artefacts is depicted.
The Desk in Jiuli Studio 38cm x 50cm
Use of a traditional format to highlight contemporary issues
The illustrated book is an important element in Chinese printmaking, and Wang Chao is a modern exponent of the tradition. In Images of heavenly phenomena (Tianhou tuzuan 天候图纂), the format emulates the early seventeenth century work Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting (Shizhuzhai shuhua pu 十竹斋書画谱). Wang Chao illustrates a series of meteorological events around a wash-stand. (In Chinese folklore, patterns on the enamel of a wash-stand are used to predict the weather). A sequence of nine illustrations ends with the destruction of the wash- stand. The series is a commentary on man’s rapacious exploitation of natural resources, and the destructive world climate-change that results.
Images of Heavenly Phenomena: Concertina Album 2000
“Wang Chao is a pre-eminent exponent of blending contemporary themes with ancient technique.” says Aimin Liu, Director of ArtChina. She continues, “We are very happy to have a range of his masterful and thought-provoking artworks on display at this year’s London Original Print Fair.”