Tag Archives: chinese art

chinese artist wang guangle, a contemporary art darling

Born in 1976 and graduating only in 2000 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Wang Guangle is one of China’s contemporary art darlings… and rightly so. His work is fresh, original, holds it own and is international, … Continue reading

the simplicity in chinese art

Aside from the rise in the last 10 years of today’s contemporary Chinese fine artists like Ai Weiwei , Yue Minjun and Zhou Fan, China’s artistic past has been tied to its glorious historic fine and decorative arts tradition that … Continue reading

Chu Teh-Chun’s inner light

Chinese artist Chu Teh-Chun (b. 1920) has been a fixture on the Hong Kong contemporary scene for years, and although he has a presence in the West (predominantly France where he is a member of the prestigious Académie des Beaux-Arts) … Continue reading

China’s 2×2 inch Imperial past

Now and again I write about art which is not necessarily modern looking or made, but art that captivates the fascination of today’s contemporary collector. Just like their counterparts in Europe, the Chinese used seals to, well, seal letters and … Continue reading

Things seldom are what they appear

Wait, before you read further, can you guess the price of the above 70s looking tchotchke? Go on, trust your immediate gut reaction. At a simple glance, if most of us saw this accessory perched on a side table in … Continue reading

Looking modern after 600 years!

Often the flower outshines the pot, but in this case, the flower has its work cut out for it. This delightful Chinese jardinière dates to the early Ming Dynasty (about 1375) and is simply an incredible work of art. The … Continue reading

Good things come in small packages? … you decide!

First, let’s just get this out of the way: this is not a soap dish.  Well, not unless you have $100 grand to decorate the corner of your sink.  This delightful little gem is being offered at Sotheby’s New York … Continue reading