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Chen Li: Spirit of Landscape

WHEN: 17 - 23 June, 2018

WHERE: Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4UY

Following the excitement from the critically acclaimed solo show of Chen Li's reduction woodblock prints, this is the second London solo show of paintings by this extraordinary artist who will make a rare appearance from China for the occasion.

Chen Li (b. 1971, Kunming) is an artist of vast imagination and superb range. Weaving East and West, he creates a unique visual language all his own. His poetic works are at once tranquil and dynamic, conveying a deep emotional impact that elevates the soul. They share the poetry within.

 

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

 

Levan Lagidze: Bach Exercises 

WHEN: 19 November - 8 December, 2018

WHERE: La Galleria Pall Mall, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4UY

The first major exhibition of new works by Levan Lagidze (b. 1958), one of the most significant living artists in Georgia, whose works are in major public collections including the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia and the National Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi. This highly anticipated show is Lagidze's first major exhibition abroad after a long hiatus.

 

 

The Magical Worlds of Mamuka Didebashvilli 

WHEN: February - March, 2019

WHERE: Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, St. James's, London, SW1Y 4UY

Painting in the imprimatura Northern Renaissance technique, Mamuka Didebashvilli (b. 1968, Tbilisi) uses glazing to create depth of colour, contrast, and space, producing masterful figurative and abstracted works.  It is easy to get lost in his abstractions and find the warm, subtle humour in his figurative works.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

 
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Reflections in a Blue Lake: Reduction Woodblock Prints by Chen Li

WHEN: 19 - 24 February, 2018

WHERE: Coningsby Gallery, London, W1T 4RJ

Chen Li's award-winning reduction woodblock prints bring his unique vision and abundant originality to an age-old technique, creating pure magic. Chen Li (b. 1971, Kunming) uses a rare woodblock reduction technique perfected in Yunnan. He prints all colours from a single woodblock, using thick oil-based colours that result in a mesmerising textured surface. Each step along this process destroys the previous one. Only a single edition can be printed and the process can never be repeated.

 
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A talk by Dr. Anne Farrer, Texture, Design and Colour: the Reduction Print in Modern China

WHEN: 22 February, 2018

WHERE: Coningsby Gallery, London, W1T 4RJ

Talk: 6:30 - 7:30 pm  |  Drinks and refreshments: 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Dr. Anne Farrer is an author, curator, and historian of Chinese printmaking.

Dr. Farrer is currently Senior Research Fellow of the Muban Educational Trust and a Programme Director for the MA in East Asian Art at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a former Assistant Keeper of "Chinese Paintings, Prints, and the Chinese Central Asian Collections" at the British Museum where she has created major exhibitions. Her exhibitions and publications include Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese Art from the Silk RouteThe Brush Dances and the Ink Sings; and Chinese Printmaking Today: Woodblock Printing in China 1980-2000.

 

Gao Xiang: Interrogating Dreams

WHEN: 30 October - 4 November, 2017

WHERE: Coningsby Gallery, London, W1T 4RJ

Balancing between dreams and reality, East and West, Gao Xiang (b. 1971, Kunming) examines the human spirit, felt in the timelessness of his landscapes and the imagery of animals, especially the horse. For Gao Xiang, the horse is an extension of his soul and a symbol of the universe and Chinese traditions. This is the first U.K. exhibition by the internationally acclaimed artist whose works have been shown at the Today Museum in China and commissioned by the Grand Palais in Paris.

 
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In Conversation with Gao Xiang

WHEN: 1 November, 2017

WHERE: Coningsby Gallery, London, W1T 4RJ

Katrine Levin Galleries invites you to a gallery tour and conversation with the internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Gao Xiang, from 12-2pm on Wednesday, 1st November.  Gao Xiang (b. 1971, Kunming) has been widely exhibited and collected by museums in Asia and in Europe. This is his first show in the U.K.

 

Chen Li: Paintings From the Heart

WHEN: 19 June - 1 July, 2017

WHERE: Coningsby Gallery, London, W1T 4RJ

Inspired by Buddhist philosophy and Yunnan's stunning landscapes, Chen Li (b. 1971, Kunming) weaves a unique visual language by fusing the gestural qualities of Chinese ink painting with the colours and textures of Western oil painting. This is the first U.K. exhibition of paintings and award-winning woodblock prints this extraordinary artist from China's Yunnan Province.