The exhibition focuses on drawing upon the Chinese heritage of the artists but goes beyond the convention of their national art. As Wang Keping puts it himself “I am a Chinese Artist but I do not make Chinese art”. As a result, the three artists chosen have been recognized globally – in their native homeland, in France – their adoptive motherland, as well as in the US and all over the world.
A group exhibition of three artists recognized globally, who stepped outside the boundaries of Chinese art and created their unique style.
This Cromwell Place exhibition has already taken place
About the Hosts
Aktis Gallery is dedicated to modern art, in particular the émigré art of 20th century Paris.
They are one of the leading specialists in the post-war lyrical abstraction movement, focusing on the internationally renowned Chinese émigré artists Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun (as well as the contemporary Chinese émigré Gao Xingjian), Russian lyrical abstractionists such as André Lanskoy and Serge Poliakoff and European artists from this movement including Georges Mathieu, Otto Freundlich, Geer van Velde, Bram van Velde and André Marfaing.
The gallery is also dedicated to the first wave of Parisian émigration, with European and Russian artists such as Leopold Survage, Marc Chagall, Marie Vassilieff and Pascin, and the Japanese artist Foujita, all of whom are considered the leading artists of les Années folles (the Golden Years) of 1920s Montparnasse, Paris.
They also specialise in the work of the Russian non-conformist artists Vladimir Yankilevsky, Oscar Rabin, Boris Sveshnikov, Oleg Tselkov, Dmitry Krasnopevtcev, Grisha Bruskin and Vladimir Yakovlev.
As a complement to this world-class portfolio of modern painters, the gallery promotes the work of a growing number of sculptors, including the leading surrealist sculptor Agustin Cárdenas from Cuba and the contemporary Chinese sculptor Wang Keping, both of whom also émigrated to Paris.
Situated in St. James’s, at the heart of the London art-world, Aktis Gallery has established itself as a leading destination for museum quality exhibitions.