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.
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