First published on 9 July 2021
Video｜Van Ray's surprise for collector
With the consent of German artist Van Ray, Gin Huang Gallery is honoured to share this warm video: Not long ago, a bigwig collector from Hong Kong bought a work of Van as a birthday present for her husband. However, after receiving the work, she found that the signature on the back was slightly scratched and felt lost about it. When Van Ray heard that a collector received a work with scratch on the back, He thoughtfully recorded this video to the collector. Thanks to Van's heart warming video, the couple turned from sad to very surprised, and they also had a happy birthday!
Antiques used in Van Ray's works are always mottled by the years.
He believes that these flaws symbolise the uniqueness and completeness of human; the scratches on the back of the work are actually like flaws on an antique.
Beautiful stories sublimate from the defect. It's like receiving an imperfect work, but accidentally getting a film specially recorded by the artist, and leaving beautiful memories.
In addition to creating countless beautiful works, artists always bring us unexpected surprises!