Studio Visit: Digital Artist Yang Yongliang

In the crossroads between new visual languages and traditional Chinese art

by Alessandro De Toni A few meters from the Bund—the iconic promenade in Shanghai that offers a picture postcard view of booming urban China—an Art Deco building raised in 1931 hosts a cluster of creative studios. Here, digital artist Yang Yongliang—an explorer of new Chinese aesthetics—conceives his pieces. At the age of 25, Yongliang decided that he wanted to be a full-time artist after receiving …

Carlos Cruz-Diez Expresses Color Through Time and Space

For decades, the work of Venezuela-born, Paris-based artist Carlos Cruz-Diez has tantalized and transfixed—illusion-like but incisive. The 94-year-old artist’s pieces catch eyes at exhibitions and art fairs the world over for their participatory take on color through space and time. To celebrate this, and their 25-year partnership with Art Basel, UBS built their VIP lounge in Switzerland around their collection of Cruz-Diez art. Many of …

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 …

Miami Art Week 2017: All The Colors of The Rainbow

ROYGBIV and unlimited variations of the prism throughout paintings and sculptures

Infatuation with all the colors certainly isn’t new—rainbows transfix, prisms delight. When the entire spectrum finds itself working together, there’s something quite captivating. Color theory is an important element of so many works. Some artists study it for years, while other artists simply go with their gut. Artist Shannon Finley (whose work is pictured above) builds layer upon layer of paint to find the perfect …