Zhong Shan’s Surrealist “Free Fall” Exhibition

Beijing's ArtDepot showcases the artist's captivating oil-on-silk works

by Alessandro De Toni The masters of surrealism left a strong mark on a whole generation of Chinese painters. Born in 1971, in the Southern province of Guizhou, Zhong Shan—like many artists of his generation—was inspired by surrealist masters, and a very eclectic sense of experimentation pushed him to explore different languages and address the juxtaposition of imagery through his art. “In my work, there’s …

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018: Loro Piana’s Cloud-Like “The Gift of Kings” Exhibition

590 panels of the world's finest wool make for a jubilant, immersive experience

by Alessandro De Toni In conjunction with Art Basel Hong Kong, Loro Piana—one of the world’s most prestigious cashmere and luxury fabric manufacturers—pays homage to its most renowned material known as The Gift of Kings. It’s quite a bold name but it represents an incredibly fine, feather-light and rare wool sourced by Loro Piana through a 30-year-long collaboration with a selection of Merino sheep breeders …

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018: Wu Chi-Tsung at Galerie du Monde

A solo exhibition comprised of nature-invoking cyano-collage photography and wire sculptures

by Alessandro De Toni Taipei-based artist Wu Chi-Tsung is currently showing in a solo exhibition hosted by Galerie Du Monde at Art Basel Hong Kong. Through his career, his body of work has spanned from painting to video, photography and installation art, and although his language is exquisitely contemporary, in his works there are echoes of classical Chinese painting. At this exhibition, however, the audience …