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.
Born in China in 1988, Liu Yang 劉楊 graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts, specialising in lacquer art. Liu won her first national award in 2013 at the Biennial China lacquer painting exhibition in Xiamen. Since then she has been active in various competitions, exhibitions and auctions in both China and Japan.
Liu’s pursuit of lacquer art from paintings to three dimensional design demonstrate her well versed skills in different aspects of the discipline. She contributed papers to academic journals on subjects relating to innovation and reinventing materials of contemporary lacquer art. She received full scholarship for her Master degree study in China and in 2019 she took part in the Talent Cultivation Programme sponsored by the National Arts Foundation to advance her further development in lacquer art overseas. She is currently based in Kanazawa, Japan. Her sculptural creations are always minimal which highlight the beauty of shape and form. They remain modest and yet elegant.
劉楊 中國廈門漆畫雙年展 中國南京 日本金澤 漆 漆畫 Chinese Nanjing Lacquer Lacquer Painting