In their debut appearance at Asian Art in London, gallery FitzGerald Fine Arts’ exhibition will be held at The Weiss Gallery, 59 Jermyn Street, open through 8 November 2014.
Titled ‘The Scholar and the Sentinel’, it presents a group of contemporary Chinese works in porcelain and ink by artists united in their knowledge of ancient scholarly traditions. Whilst respecting the formalities of the past, their works portray a vivid contemporary sensibility.
Jermyn Street: Fitzgerald Fine Arts Gallery & Asian Art in London
The Chinese artists featured by FitzGerald Fine Arts are making their first ever appearance at Asian Art in London. These include: Zhu Di 朱迪, Zhang Guojun 张国君, Gan Daofu 干道甫简介 , Mansheng Wang 王满晟 and Zhou Rong.
The ceramic pieces – vessels and framed panels – to be offered are created by highly regarded artists trained in the Jingdezhen School, with works already in international museums and private collections.
Jingdezhen, the porcelain city of China and home to the famed Ming kilns, is undergoing a revitalisation of its ceramics output. As Benjamin Walker, Director of the Gallery comments: “Many of our contemporary Jingdezhen pieces are direct ‘descendants’ of the fabled Ming blue and white.” FitzGerald Fine Arts is based in New York, Jingdezhen, Beijing and now London, and will be showing their Jingdezhen artists’ work alongside contemporary Chinese ink paintings.
Asian Art in London is a major international art event with works from the Eastern Mediterranean to Pacific regions. Some 70 galleries, events, auctions and museum exhibitions participate, including the British Museum’s exhibition ‘Ming-50 Years That Changed China’. Asian Art in London is one of the most important annual focal points for international collectors of art from the vast continent of Asia. This year some 13 galleries offer contemporary Asian works, the largest contingent ever.