Thank you to everyone who came along to the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea to see us last weekend, and especially to those of you who went home with a print from one of our talented Chinese artists.
Thanks as well to the Affordable Art Fair team who made it such a great experience for us. We appreciated the lively and fun atmosphere, the scattered lights glowing across the black ceiling, the coffee and the shuttle from Sloane Square every 15 minutes.
It was our first time as an exhibitor there and we were thrilled to see queues outside the door every morning, the friendly faces who kept everything running smoothly and the creativity that went into making it an exciting event for everyone. We enjoyed connecting with families who spent the day there sharing the experience of contemporary art with toddlers, babies in prams and even their dogs, young couples who just bought their first home, art enthusiasts from all generations, journalists and gallery owners.
We were happy to connect with Western-educated, second-generation, Chinese-British artist and news editor Wuon-Gean Ho who will be sharing some of ArtChina founder Aimin’s comments on Chinese art across borders at her talk in Chongqing, China this Friday.
We also met with students from the University of Kent who will feature some of Zhu Kecheng’s work at Studio 3 Gallery in May, exploring the subject of “female nude” with a collection of art that shows how women’s bodies have been depicted in art from the 17th century through the present day.
Favourites from our collection on display were the prints of young Mu Beini and Cao Ou as well as seasoned artist Yu Chengyou. We found visitors were especially interested in and intrigued by the traditional Chinese woodcut technique used by several of our artists, in particular Cau Ou who adds a modern twist. Our artists are very much Chinese, but several of them bring international influences into their work.
This was also our first show where we added a QR code to our booth so visitors who were interested could go directly to our website.
For anyone who stopped by and wished they would have bought a piece that caught their eye, reach out; prints of the artwork on display at the Affordable Art Fair are still available.
Find us next, with a selection of prints from a different set of Chinese artists, at the London Original Print Fair at The Royal Academy of Arts in April and at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead in May. Stay tuned for more information on both upcoming exhibitions.