With gallery spaces in the heart of Hong Kong and London, 3812 has both Europe and China written into its DNA. It represents Hsiao Chin, one of the major postwar painters whose work can be found in M+ and New York’s Metropolitan and who lived in Milan for 40 years, and important ink artists including Raymond Fung from Hong Kong, whose works are in The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Hong Kong Palace Museum as well as Nanjing based painter Liu Guofu, whose meticulous works are in Macau’s MGM Chairman’s Collection and Shanghai Art Museum; and it stages ‘fascinating’ exhibitions (to quote Colin Gleadell, the art market expert) such as ‘Looking East: St Ives Artists and Buddhism’ – exploring the debt of British art to Asian philosophy. Co-founded by Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker, 3812 represents and exhibits both modern and contemporary Chinese and British artists, fostering dialogues between them. The gallery regularly places their work in major public and private collections – and has participated in important art fairs such as Masterpiece. 3812 continues to develop its vision through representing contemporary artists of various genres such as the much-acclaimed Beijing-based Zhao Zhao, the Artist of the Year Award of Art China (AAC) in 2019, whose works were exhibited extensively, including in New York’s MoMA PS1 and his one person show at the Long Museum in Shanghai in 2022 and the sensuous porcelains of Li Hongwei, collected by the Art Institute of Chicago and the British Museum among many other museums.
3812 Gallery, 21 Ryder Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6PX
Phone: +44 203 982 1863
QIAN WU: BLACK AND BLUE
3 June – 15 July
3812 Gallery present Qian Wu’s Black and Blue, the artists first solo exhibition in London.
Born in Xiamen, China, in 1991, Qian Wu studied painting in America, inspiring him to transcend the boundaries between East and West and integrate traditional Chinese brush painting with the bold strokes of Western abstraction as Chinese artists Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun had done in the 1950s.
Using a mix of oil, acrylic resin and ink in black, white and blue, Wu leads viewers on a journey between abstract and structural forms.
“As a new generation artist from China, Wu embraces the modern living experience and explores brand new artistic presentation through his profound understanding and passion for his traditional culture. Wu’s dynamic contemporary ink works, from paintings to installation works, resonate with 3812’s defined cultural notion – Eastern origin in contemporary expression”.
Calvin Hui, Co- founder and Chairman of 3812 Gallery and Curator.
10 – 6.30pm Monday – Friday 11 – 2pm Saturday