Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Booth 1C06, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong, China

March 29 – 31, 2019

Wang Gongyi 王公懿
Ulysses 尤利西斯
2015
Watercolor on untreated Xuan paper 生宣、水彩
144 x 367 cm (56 3/4 x 144 1/2 in)

Wang Gongyi 王公懿
Einstein #1 爱因斯坦 #1
2017
Watercolor, ink, and clamshell powder on Chan-Yi Xuan paper蝉翼宣、水彩、墨、蛤粉
70 x 137 cm (27 1/2 x 54 in)

Wang Gongyi 王公懿
Among the Green Mountains and Streams 青谿
2016
Mixed media on untreated Xuan paper生宣、综合媒材
176 x 96 cm (69 1/4 x 37 3/4 in)

Wang Gongyi 王公懿
Blue Mountain 10/16/2018 藍山10/16/2018
2018
Watercolor on Chan-Yi Xuan paper 蝉翼宣、水彩
171 x 94 cm (67 1/4 x 37 in)

Fu Xiaotong 付小桐 (b.1976)
411,840 Pinpricks 411,840 孔
2018
Handmade paper 手工宣纸
202 x 160 cm (79 1/2 x 63 in

Fu Xiaotong 付小桐 (b.1976)
532,230 Pinpricks 532,230 孔
2018
Handmade paper 手工宣纸
202 x 160 cm (79 1/2 x 63 in)

Fu Xiaotong 付小桐 (b.1976)
456,870 Pinpricks 456,870 孔
2018
Handmade paper 手工宣纸
200 x 160 cm (78 3/4 x 63 in)

Guo Hongwei 郭鸿蔚
Fall in Transformation
2019
Oil on linen 布面油画
150 x 200 cm (59 x 78 3/4 in)

Xie Xiaoze 谢晓泽
Chinese Library No. 65 中国图书馆65 号
2019
Oil on linen 亚麻布油彩
122 x 183 cm (48 x 72 in)\

Xie Xiaoze 谢晓泽
Chinese Library No.51 中国图书馆51号
2012
Oil on linen 油彩、亚麻布
100 x 150 cm (39 3/8 x 59 in)

Shi Chong 石冲
The Other Shore 彼岸
2018
Copper plate etching 铜版画
45 x 60 cm (17 3/4 x 23 3/4 in)

Chambers Fine Art is pleased to present at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 new works by Wang Gongyi, Shi Chong, Guo Hongwei, and Li Qing. Widely different in background and approach, the four artists are representative of the stylistic diversity of contemporary Chinese art today. 

Presented the main section of the booth will be a solo exhibition of Wang Gongyi’s Winsor Blue series: serene and sparse watercolors that depict imagined landscapes, each an investigation of light though rhythmic repetition and subtle changes of tonality using a specific blue pigment. Wang Gongyi was born in Tianjin, China in 1946, received her master’s degree from the Printmaking Department at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art) in 1980, and stayed on to teach after graduation. In 1986, she was invited by the French Ministry of Culture to study art and art education in France, and to participate in exhibitions. She worked as an associate professor in the Department of Printmaking at the Zhejiang Academy starting in 1992, and later moved to the United States in 2001, where she lives and works today.

The other sections of the booth will feature works by Shi Chong, Guo Hongwei, and Li Qing. Shi Chong was born in Huangshi of Hubei province, and graduated in 1987 from the Oil Painting Department at the Hubei Academy of Fine Arts. Shi was part of the “new generation” of painters who emerged in the 1980s, gaining wide recognition in China for his photo-realist paintings. As his work developed alongside the avant-garde movement of the 1990s the human body - manipulated and altered - became the principal feature of Shi's painting. Often using live models in laboriously staged environments, Shi executes intricately planned paintings of nudes submerged in water, or partially hidden in shadow.

Born in Sichuan Province in 1982, Guo Hongwei graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing in 2002 and currently lives and works in Beijing. Widely admired for the superb technique of his watercolors, many based on botanical subjects, Guo has recently returned to painting on canvas in which the images emerge and are transformed by his unorthodox combination of acrylic and varnish. He has emerged as one of China’s outstanding young painters.

Li Qing was born in Huzhou, Zhejiang, and currently lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Li Qing’s art practices encompass a variety of media; primarily he is an oil painter, but his work includes video, photography and installation. His ongoing Window series (2013-) borrows the trompe l’oeil technique, combining old wooden window frames with paintings of colonial architecture, street scenes, and neon lights behind glass.

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