Rasheed Araeen, Fereydoun Ave, Konstantin Bessmertny, Faiza Butt, Heman Chong, Ma Desheng, Christopher Doyle, Gade, Naiza H. Khan, Abbas Kiarostami, Kesang Lamdark, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Nortse, Tenzing Rigdol, Leang Seckon, Tsherin Sherpa, Palden Weinreb, Nicole Wong
Konstantin Bessmertny, Deity of Doubt, at our Hong Kong Gallery, opening the 28th of May
Apart from trying to get up early in the morning and spend some time with my son who is almost 3, there is no typical day in the life of a gallerist. There are always several upcoming projects on the go, collectors to contact, curators to write to, studio visit with artists etc. It is not a 9-5 job and neither a Monday to Friday: you need passion, dedication, commitment.
Fall in love with art and don’t think about it as a financial investment. Collecting is a journey of discovery and an investment in one’s self.
I have been dealing in Classical Asian art since 1987. In 2005, I was looking for a new professional challenge. I was in Lhasa in February of that year and met a group of Tibetan artists. I had been traveling to Tibet since the early 1991 and never knew there was such a thriving contemporary art scene, active already since the 1980s. I went home and planned a group show in the gallery in London as I wanted to share this ‘discovery' with my friends, clients and colleagues. The response to this first exhibition was so positive both critically and commercially that I decided to continue in this new direction. Over time, my interest expanded and we now also represent artists from Pakistan, Cambodia, Ira, Kazakstan etc. Furthermore, I grew in an environment were there no distinction between classical or contemporary, Western or Asian etc. Appreciation of art has no boundaries, temporal or geographical.
I don’t see any particular trend except the audience is becoming more sophisticated in their collecting and hungrier for knowledge, information, discovery.
The way we work with museums is to give them as much logistic support as we can and encouraging artists to create new works specifically for the planned exhibition. Institutional shows are not about selling but are instead opportunities for artists to be ambitious and to develop their practice.
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