The Gallery by SOIL is pleased to represent, National Crafts Master of China, Master GAN Erke exhibiting a special collection of his exquisite lacquer art. A preview exhibition will feature a part of this rare collection in The Gallery by SOIL at Tai Kwun.
Preeminent among Gan Erke’s varied lacquer styles is the marbled technique known as “rhinoceros hide” (Xipi), a kind of millefiori effect achieved through the application of multiple layers of coloured lacquer. He has comprehended and inherited the Chinese lacquer art tradition and developed his way onto a profound level with the embodiment of beauty-appreciation of the Song and Yuan Dynasties. Gan’s works reflects his aesthetic attitude whose aim is to sustain or revive the highest levels of traditional craftsmanship, by producing distinctive utilitarian objects of great subtlety and beauty.
Collectors of his lacquer art include National Museum of China, National Palace Museum of China, the British Museum in the UK, The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York in the US, and private collections in the Mainland, Hong Kong and abroad.
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