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2020 Art Plus Shanghai - Classic Art, Contemporary Art, Urban Art

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What surprised us in this exhibition was that we found some very collectable contemporary art works among them, and the strong rise of collectors of this generation after 2000.

The 2020 Art Plus Shanghai International Expo show that a total of 15,000 in each audience were received in 4 days, of which more than 3,000 collectors, and the on-site sales exceeded 12 million. This releases the state that the Chinese art market is gradually picking up, which also gives many international audiences Industry insiders such as galleries, art institutions, and artists provide relatively good market prospects.

Art Plus Shanghai has 4 professional art forums and 9 themed exhibition areas, bringing a broad and rich artistic experience to all audiences. This exhibition also includes the integration of street culture and popular elements, such as graffiti art, installation art, hand-made works, etc., expanding the audience of art works of different ages and levels. What surprised us in this exhibition was that we found some very collectable contemporary art works among them, and the strong rise of collectors of this generation after 2000.

Here we pay more attention to these artists, if you're interested, learn more. Such as Michael Parkes, Zhu Bingren, Yukiaki Ezoe, Ho Yoon Shin, Yi Dekui.

Michael Parkes (1944 - ) is an American-born artist living in Spain who is best known for work in the areas of fantasy art and magic realism. He specializes in painting, stone lithography and sculpture. Many of his recent works have been produced as Aurographics, limited edition giclée prints.Early on, he painted in the generally abstract expressionist style common among his teachers. However, he later began to draw and paint in a meticulous style of detailed representation. This style is realistic in principle, but often uses magical subject matter, with imagery drawn from a range of traditions including the cabalistic and the tantric. Strange beasts encounter mysterious winged women, good and evil fight out their eternal conflict.

Zhu Bingren (1944 - ), who is the father of modern bronze and copper art in China. He crafts his works into awe-inspiring, sophisticated sculptures, from animals to buildings and flowers. His genre defining work has not gone unnoticed; China’s premier bronze art museum in Hangzhou bears his name, the Zhu Bingren Bronze Art Museum. His great grandfather started a bronze and copper workshop and passed his knowledge onto his son, making Zhu a fourth generation craftsman. With his already masterful knowledge of the processes involved, he went on to study architectural design, landscaping, and metallurgy—all to create a new form of Chinese art. Upon closer inspection, the lines of metal dance through to shape a firm, streamlined silhouette. Each line is unique in its own way, giving the metal a spacious and spirited feel.

Yukiaki Ezoe (1944 - ), Japanese artist, the well-known master of glazed porcelain, Dr. Yukiaki is the ancestor of the technique of glazed porcelain in the world. His works have always pursued the concept of "transparent pottery, opaque glass". Compared with traditional transparent glass crafts invented in Europe, light cannot penetrate, but they can be matched with gold foil with their own unique luster. , Japanese-style glass with wonderful colors of silver foil can also show the unique sensual beauty of Japanese culture. Compared with the pure light-transmitting art of glass craftsmanship, he pays more attention to the pursuit of "the art of night".

Ho Yoon Shin, who is Korean artist, involves media art, sculpture art, installation art, etc. He mainly uses paper as a medium, using lines, light and shadow to explain his thinking on classical structures, such as the stainless steel work "There is no Hercules at all."

Yi Dekui

Yi Dekui is a Chinese artist, his works are very special —— the themes are almost always related to stones. From the physical phenomenon to the spiritual reconstruction of stone, and the works are between abstract and concrete, with a heart of awe for nature.

In contemporary art, these five works have all appeared in this exhibition and are worthy of your attention.

In addition, advanced collectors we recommend the works of these three masters: M. C. Escher, Salvador Dalí, Alphonse Mucha.

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 - 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. His work features mathematical objects and operations including impossible objects, explorations of infinity, reflection, symmetry, perspective, truncated and stellated polyhedra, hyperbolic geometry, and tessellations. Early in his career, he drew inspiration from nature, making studies of insects, landscapes, and plants such as lichens, all of which he used as details in his artworks. He traveled in Italy and Spain, sketching buildings, townscapes, architecture and the tilings of the Alhambra and the Mezquita of Cordoba, and became steadily more interested in their mathematical structure. Escher's art became well known among scientists and mathematicians, and in popular culture, especially after it was featured by Martin Gardner in his April 1966 Mathematical Games column in Scientific American. Apart from being used in a variety of technical papers, his work has appeared on the covers of many books and albums. He was one of the major inspirations of Douglas Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach. In the twenty-first century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world.

Salvador Dalí, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol (1904 - 1989) was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work. Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Dalí received his formal education in fine arts at Madrid. Influenced by Impressionism and the Renaissance masters from a young age, he became increasingly attracted to Cubism and avant-garde movements. He moved closer to Surrealism in the late 1920s and joined the Surrealist group in 1929, soon becoming one of its leading exponents. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931, and is one of the most famous Surrealist paintings. Dalí lived in France throughout the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939) before leaving for the United States in 1940 where he achieved commercial success. He returned to Spain in 1948 where he announced his return to the Catholic faith and developed his "nuclear mysticism" style, based on his interest in classicism, mysticism and recent scientific developments. Dalí's artistic repertoire included painting, graphic arts, film, sculpture, design and photography, at times in collaboration with other artists. He also wrote fiction, poetry, autobiography, essays and criticism. Major themes in his work include dreams, the subconscious, sexuality, religion, science and his closest personal relationships. To the dismay of those who held his work in high regard, and to the irritation of his critics, his eccentric and ostentatious public behavior often drew more attention than his artwork. His public support for the Francoist regime, his commercial activities and the quality and authenticity of some of his late works have also been controversial.[6] His life and work were an important influence on other Surrealists, pop art and contemporary artists such as Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.

Alfons Maria Mucha (1860 - 1939), was a Czech painter, illustrator and graphic artist, living in Paris during the Art Nouveau period, best known for his distinctly stylized and decorative theatrical posters, particularly those of Sarah Bernhardt. He produced illustrations, advertisements, decorative panels, and designs, which became among the best-known images of the period. Between 1896 and 1904 Mucha created over one hundred poster designs for Champenois. These were sold in various formats, ranging from expensive versions printed on Japanese paper or vellum, to less expensive versions which combined multiple images, to calendars and postcards. His posters focused almost entirely on beautiful women in lavish settings with their hair usually curling in arabesque forms and filling the frame. The fame of his posters led to success in the art world; he was invited by Deschamps to show his work in the Salon des Cent exhibition in 1896, and then, in 1897, to have a major retrospective in the same gallery showing 448 works. The magazine La Plume made a special edition devoted to his work, and his exhibition traveled to Vienna, Prague, Munich, Brussels, London, and New York, giving him an international reputation.

The works of the above three masters will be the best classic art investment products, and their value can definitely endure for a long time.


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