The Gallery by
The Gallery by SOIL is dedicated to presenting the art of lacquer from Asia.
It is probably the first gallery in Hong Kong which brings together lacquer masters and artists of diverse cultures, blending the traditional with the contemporary to showcase variety in the discipline.
Since 2012, SOIL has devoted most of our efforts and resources to the design and research of this art form.
Fang Laidong 方來東 was born in Anhui Province, China in 1994 and now based in Wuhan. He graduated with a double Bachelor Degrees in Arts and Science in 2016. He obtained a Master Degree in Arts from Wuhan’s South-Central University for Nationalities in 2019. He currently devotes himself to working on lacquer artworks. He founded his Oriental Lacquer Art Studio in 2019. His studio mainly creates contemporary design lacquerware or everyday lacquerware.
Fang has always been inspired by nature and Taoist philosophy. He has created a series of works relating to the use of incense with the artworks. By placing the incense on the artworks, the viewers can appreciate the artworks and at the same time inhale the incense’s fragrance. He is a well-recognised young artist. Since 2016, his works have been selected for major lacquer art exhibitions, namely the Lacquer Art of National Education Exhibition and the 2019 Hubei International Triennial of Lacquer Art in Wuhan, China.
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