ARTpiece

Since its opening in 2011, 3812 Gallery sees itself as a catalyst for the contemporary expression of the uniqueness of Eastern culture. In the last nine years, the gallery has evolved into an art enterprise owing to its diverse approach to the promotion of Chinese contemporary art, its close relationship with artists, scholars and collectors, and most importantly, the understanding that art development and heritage preservation take more than a few white walls in the age of globalisation.

3812 Gallery has published three issues of Collect since 2017, an art journal aiming to provide a captivating and informative channel to art appreciation, a continuation of profound discussions that often take place within gallery walls and less often outside of them. 

 

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Here you can read articles selected from Collect, from art history and artwork analysis to exhibition reviews and insights into the art market, to continually inspire you along your journey of art collection.

 


 

  • Huang Guanyu, Golden Lotus Pond 2, 2007 Oil and mixed media on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
    Huang Guanyu, Golden Lotus Pond 2, 2007 Oil and mixed media on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

    ARTpiece #11: This week, we examine the painting Golden Lotus Pond 2 by Beijing-based artist Huang Guanyu, to inspire you to add this beautiful work to your collection. Here we compare Huang's painting with an oil on canvas work entitled Red Dragonfly by one of the great founders of Modern Chinese Painting, Wu Guanzhong.

  • ARTpiece | Wang Jieyin's Green Skies

    This week we compare Shanghai-based artist Wang Jieyin's Green Skies painting with the High Tang Dynasty cave painting, Parable of the Illusory City from the Lotus Sutra.

  • Yu Yang, Ink Object - Rhythm of china No.1, 2015 Ink and colour on paper, 94 x 88 cm
    Yu Yang, Ink Object - Rhythm of china No.1, 2015 Ink and colour on paper, 94 x 88 cm

    In the biweekly series ARTpiece, we are highlighting one artwork from 3812 Gallery's collection, to inspire you to add it to yours. For this week's ARTpiece we have chosen to highlight the Ink Object series created by Beijing-based artist Yu Yang, the co-founder of the avant-garde Chinese art group “Cold Ink”, to inspire you to add one or more of this extraordinary series to your collection.

  • Victor Wong, The Fauvist Dreams of Gemini 01, 2020 Artificial Intelligence, Chinese ink, acrylic & gold paint on rice paper, 131 x 43 cm
    Victor Wong, The Fauvist Dreams of Gemini 01, 2020 Artificial Intelligence, Chinese ink, acrylic & gold paint on rice paper, 131 x 43 cm

    For this week's ARTpiece we have chosen to highlight the latest series created by Victor Wong and his artificial intelligence assistant AI Gemini, to inspire you to add one or more of this outstanding six-part painting series to your collection.

  • ARTpiece | Hsiao Chin's mosaics

    We have enjoyed an exciting week for our 85-year-old master artist, Hsiao Chin. Starting with the opening of his major retrospective exhibition In my beginning is my end: the art of Hsiao Chin at the Mark Rothko Art Centre on 31st July, through to a number of exciting articles published this week due to the wonderful global reception of the exhibition.

  • Hsiao Chin, The Cycles (Il Cicli), 1963, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 76 cm
    Hsiao Chin, The Cycles (Il Cicli), 1963, Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 76 cm

    ARTpiece #6: this week we have chosen to highlight another exemplary artwork from Hsiao Chin's Punto period, The Cycles (1963), to inspire you to add this outstanding painting to your collection.

  • Hsiao Chin, Power of the Light, 1965, Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 130 cm
    Hsiao Chin, Power of the Light, 1965, Acrylic on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

    ARTpiece #5: this week we have chosen to highlight an exemplary artwork from Hsiao Chin's Punto period, Power of the Light, 1965, as we study his premise of adopting abstract painting into Asian philosophy.

  • Zheng Lu, Water in Dripping - Silent Narratives, 2019 Stainless Steel, Site-installation, Variable size Exhibited in Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Ningxia, China
    Zheng Lu, Water in Dripping - Silent Narratives, 2019 Stainless Steel, Site-installation, Variable size Exhibited in Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art, Ningxia, China

    In the biweekly series ARTpiece, we are highlighting one artwork from 3812 Gallery's collection, to inspire you to add it to yours. For the third edition, we have chosen Zheng Lu's gravity-defying sculpture series Water in Dripping, inspired by Chinese calligraphy, a beautiful example of Eastern Origin and Contemporary Expression. Huang Du shares with us his study of Zheng's work in his essay On the Form and Formlessness of Water.

     

  • Liu Zhuoquan, Story of Insects, 2011, Glass Bottle, Mineral Colour, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Wooden Frame, 122 x 64 x 8 cm x 8
    Liu Zhuoquan, Story of Insects, 2011, Glass Bottle, Mineral Colour, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint, Wooden Frame, 122 x 64 x 8 cm x 8

    In the biweekly series ARTpiece, we are highlighting one artwork from 3812 Gallery's collection, to inspire you to add it to yours. For the second edition, we have selected Liu Zhuoquan's Story of Insects. Liu draws upon the traditional craft of Chinese snuff bottle painting, painting on the inside of glass bottles known as "neihua" or "inner painting", and has transformed it into a contemporary art form. 

  • Chloe Ho, Ink Eruption, 2017 Chinese ink, coffee and acrylic on rice paper, 159 x 131 cm
    Chloe Ho, Ink Eruption, 2017 Chinese ink, coffee and acrylic on rice paper, 159 x 131 cm

    In the biweekly series ARTpiece, we are highlighting one artwork from 3812 Gallery's collection, to inspire you to add it to yours. For the first edition, we have selected Chloe Ho's Ink Eruption. Painted in Chloe's beautiful Aberdeen studio in Hong Kong in 2017, this work is an uplifting explosion of colour.