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East Meets West: Three Artists Revolutionising Classical Forms
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East Meets West: Three Artists Revolutionising Classical Forms

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Updated: 24 April 2017
Masterpiece London 2015 (25th June – 1st July) will highlight exciting talent from across the international art world, including many artists who are bridging the gap between East and West. FitzGerald Fine Arts will showcase artists who epitomise this international spirit, and who are blurring the divide between classical and modern, timeless and cutting edge, and East and West.
Jared FitzGerald, Tiger, Ink on silk, 168 x 274 cm, 2011. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts
Jared FitzGerald, Tiger, Ink on silk, 168 x 274 cm, 2011. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts

 

FitzGerald Fine Arts, based in New York, specialises in contemporary Chinese ceramics and ink paintings. With artist studios across China, including Beijing, Jingdezhen and Hong Zhou, FitzGerald Fine Arts have inside knowledge of the most talented artists working there today.

Many of the artists in their portfolio are classically trained in the ancient art of Chinese porcelain production and design, but their western roots and contemporary influences have resulted in the subversion of traditional designs so the contemporary artistic voice of China is now making itself heard after decades of political suppression.

 

Burcu Oz, Untitled 3, Ink and Charcoal on Paper, 55.9 x 76.2 cm. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts
Burcu Oz, Untitled 3, Ink and Charcoal on Paper, 55.9 x 76.2 cm. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts

Burcu Oz

Launching as a new artist in FitzGerald Fine Arts’ program at Masterpiece 2015, Burcu Oz was born in Istanbul and studied Fine Arts at New York’s Cooper Union where she trained in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, and photography. She works with ink, graphite and charcoal on paper to reference ancient landscapes with a minimalist eye.

 

Zhu Di, Silence in Mountains, Jingdezhen Porcelain Panels, 118 x 126 x 4 cm, 2013. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts
Zhu Di, Silence in Mountains, Jingdezhen Porcelain Panels, 118 x 126 x 4 cm, 2013. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts

Zhu Di

Renowned throughout China as a master contemporary ceramicist, Zhu Di’s exemplary command of the high-fired glazing technique has earned him both domestic and international acclaim. Trained at the Beijing Central Academy of Art and Design, Zhu Di was taught the classical techniques and imagery of China but being based in Italy brings a different pastoral stance to his landscape scenes and softens the edges of the classical Chinese lines.

 

Mansheng Wang, Snowing Night, 2007, Ink and Colour on Cardboard, 32.4 cm, 2007. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts
Mansheng Wang, Snowing Night, 2007, Ink and Colour on Cardboard, 32.4 cm, 2007. © Courtesy of FitzGerald Fine Arts

Mansheng Wang

Focussing exclusively on painting and calligraphy, Mansheng Wang’s works are frequently shown at galleries and museums in China and the USA. Training in classical literature has lent his work Chinese influences of both landscape and images but he imbues them with a fresh contemporary spirit.

 

These artists will all be showcased on the FitzGerald Fine Arts stand at Masterpiece London art fair (25th June – 1st July), Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea Embankment, SW3 4LW.