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.
A technique, commonly seen for Japanese lacquerware decoration in which designs are made by scattering adhesive metal or color powder in soft lacquer. Commonly used powders are gold, silver, aokin (an alloy of gold and silver), tin or shakudou (an alloy of copper and gold), gunmetal, an alloy of three parts copper to one of silver, brass, lead, aluminum, platinum, pewter, and kanshitsufun (dry-lacquer powder).