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View our Artwork at Henley & Partners in Belgravia, London (3rd October- 15th December 2019)

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.


Join Us at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London 9 – 12 May 2019

Discover stories of China at Hampstead,London, stand I9, through our artists and their artworks.

Affordable Art Fair Hampstead

For you Free ticket Please email us : info@artchinauk.com.

Opening times

Wednesday 8 May 2019
Charity Private View
17.30 – 21.30
Thursday 9 May 2019
Late View
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

Coming Exhibition: London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts

We’re thrilled to be exhibiting at the London Original Print Fair again this year. Experience an amazing combination of mixed media prints and various techniques from our talented young artists alongside well-established artists at Royal Academy of Arts, London from April 25-28, 2019.

Opening Times:

Thursday, 25 April: 10am – 9pm
Friday, 26 April: 10am – 9pm
Saturday, 27 April: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, 28 April: 10am – 6pm

Email us to book your tickets: info@artchinauk.com.


Visit us at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair on 22 – 25 Nov.

 Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 

ArtChina, which represents a range of Chinese printmakers, we are also proud to announce that the works of young, emerging female Chinese artists, will also be on show at the exhibition.

 Venue: Building 17, Cartridge Place, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ST

Opening hours:

  • Thursday: 11.00 – 17.00
  • Friday: 11.00 – 17.00 (Ticketed Event: 18.00 – 22.00)
  • Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00
  • Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00





We are participating Asia Art London from 5 – 9 Nov. 2018

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.

Visit us at The Art & Antique Fair Olympia 20 – 27 June 2018

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!

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!

Blend Tradition and Evolution 

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.

Traditional Techniques
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

Modern Themes
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.”

Modernity Meets Tradition

Modernity Meets Tradition in ArtChina’s New Portfolio to be Featured at London Original Print Fair

ArtChina has revealed a range of artworks to be shown at the London Original Print Fair 3 – 6 May 2018. In many of the works, a recurring theme is continued: the combination of modern subjects and styles with traditional methods.

Wang Chao: six prints exploring a new aspect of Ming painting and printing: These six prints are based on art from around the time of Wanli, but the detail is simplified. The appearance is of aged silk paintings, achieved with the use of a newly manufactured paper called Tangzhi. And here we see the douban method of printing.

Yu Chengyou: Dreamlike Chinese landscapes:Dreamlike Chinese landscapes are the subject-matter of Yu Chengyou. The purity of classical eastern philosophy is a dominant feature. The result is a combination of abstract constructs and natural still objects that capture perfectly the beauty of Northern China.

Chen Qi: Water Series:Chen Qi employs the traditions of water-based ink and wood cut blocks. Appropriate then that much of his work features water. But the vernacular is modern. There is no normal visual centre in the picture, just the undulation of the ripples rendered in light and dark. In nature, water is both the most abstract and the most concrete material. It is, in and of itself, a metaphor for change, and a metaphor for time.

A Ge: Female artist, is one of a group of Sichuan artists who create images of the national minorities in black and white woodblock prints, printed with both water soluble colour and oil based inks.  ‘Stroll’ depicts a full-length portrait of two young girls in national minority dress, one of the girls carries a basket on her back as they stroll through the market, traditional Chinese calligraphic brush work has been used to portray the girl’s dresses.

 Wei Jia , Range of Lithographic Prints ‘Express Feelings of Youth’:By fully expressing the feelings of youth, Wei Jia’s early work (featured here) has become a favourite for the viewer, making him one of the representative contemporary Chinese artists born in the 1970s. Wei Jia has received many awards, most recently, the 2009 BMW CHINA Art Power Most Improved Artist, and in 2007, an award for Most Influential Participant in Chinese Art.



Visit Us at ‘London Original Prints Fair 2017’

Visit Us at ‘London Original Prints Fair 2017’



Representative Artists: Xu Bing, Shu Xinping, Yang Qi, Yu Chengyou, He Kun, He Weimin, Zhu Jianghui, Chen Qi,Chen Long,Wuon Gean Ho, Lu Zhiping, Mu Beini, Wan Bing,Tang Chenghua

Art China joins the prestigious “The London Original Print Fair”

Art China joins the prestigious “The London Original Print Fair”

Held at the Royal Academy of Arts, the London Original Print Fair offers an opportunity to view works from all periods of printmaking, from the earliest woodcuts of Dürer, to the latest editions by contemporary masters. The intimate, boutique Fair provides a friendly atmosphere for both budding collectors and seasoned print enthusiasts to engage with dealers and artists.