15 January 2019
World-renowned jewellery designer and innovator Wallace Chan is presenting a public exhibition of his illustrious work in Hong Kong, showcasing more than 80 exceptional gem-studded masterpieces.
The exhibit, Shapeshifter: The Multiverse of Wallace Chan, is open until January 25 at Christie’s Gallery in Central.
According to Christie's, the collection melds culture, craftsmanship and creativity and is guaranteed to take viewers on a journey through time and space with contemporary sculptures, wearable works of art, and pieces composed of the artist’s innovations over the past 45 years – including the much-celebrated Wallace Cut, titanium mastery, patented jade technology, gemstone-setting-gemstone technique, Secret Abyss, and most recently, The Wallace Chan Porcelain.
Chan was the first contemporary Asian jewellery artist to hold a solo exhibition at the Gemstone Museum in Germany and the Capital Museum in Beijing, and also to exhibit his work at the Paris Biennale des Antiquaries and TEFAF Maastricht. Ever-curious in the unknown and undiscovered, he does most of the research, experimentation and artisanal work himself, hence it often takes years to complete a piece.
“For the first time in Asia, members of the public are invited to view The Wallace Chan Porcelain, along with numerous other enchanting creations from the creator’s decades-long journey with gemstones, at this rare exhibition of jewellery art and innovation,” noted Christie’s.
Christie’s Education is also holding a series of educational programmes with Chan. The programmes run concurrently with the Shapeshifter exhibit.