Founded in 2005 by gallerist and collector, Pearl Lam, Pearl Lam Galleries is committed to fostering dialogue between different regions and cultures from its three locations in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The gallery’s principles echo the philosophy of the Chinese literati, who supported a non-hierarchical view of art forms, seeking to encourage diversity and neutralise boundaries.Read More
Playing a vital role in stimulating international dialogue on Chinese and Asian contemporary art, the Galleries is dedicated to championing artists who re-evaluate and challenge perceptions of cultural practice from the region. Pearl Lam Galleries represents an increasingly influential roster of contemporary artists. Chinese artists include Su Xiao bai and Zhu Jin Shi, who synthesise Chinese sensibilities with an international visual language. They are presented internationally with work now included in major private and public collections worldwide.
Pearl Lam Galleries is also noted for introducing significant international artists to Asian audiences, among them Leonardo Drew, a New York-based artist renowned for his sculptural wall pieces that often draw on his personal memories and experiences as an African American; and British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE, whose paintings, sculptures, photography, films, and iconic life-size mannequins clothed in lavishly coloured fabrics explore themes of race, class, and colonisation.
Other leading international artists on the Galleries’ roster include Golnaz Fathi, an Iranian artist famous for her reinterpretations of traditional Persian calligraphy that utilize bold colours, intricate line work, and gestural brushwork; British artist Peter Peri, whose drawings, sculptures, and paintings explore the formal qualities of line and volume; and Thukral & Tagra, an artist duo from India who blur the boundaries between fine art and popular culture in their humorous paintings, sculptures, installations, films, and design work.
Notable group exhibitions at Pearl Lam Galleries include What You See Is What You See (2019), which examined the work of gallery artists who pioneered Minimalism in Asia in the 1960s; VIS-À-VIS (2018), which took place at both locations in Hong Kong to consider the legacy of gestural abstraction in sculpture; and Empirical Atlas (2017), which examined the relationship between identity and politics through a pluralistic perspective.
The gallery participates in a range of international art fairs, including The Armory Show, Art Cologne, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Busan, Frieze Masters, and West Bund Art & Design.
With Art Basel and Art Central returning to Hong Kong this May, Ocula Magazine selects the exhibitions to see.Read More Ocula Photolog West Bund Art & Design 2021
As one of the largest and most influential art fairs in Asia, this year's West Bund Art & Design, brings more than 120 leading galleries, designer brands and art institutions from 45 cities of 18 countries. Take a look at Ocula's highlights from the ground of the art fair in this photolog.View More Ocula News West Bund Art & Design Expands to West Bund Dome Shanghai, 9 November 2021
Mainland China's leading contemporary art fair announced a packed programme this week as the Chinese art world bounces back.Read More Ocula Conversation Art Collaboration Kyoto Transports the Art World to Japan By Sam Gaskin, Kyoto
Fifty-four galleries will share just 32 booths when Art Collaboration Kyoto takes place for the first time.Read More
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