Sanlorenzo, the Italian luxury yacht manufacturer, has announced that it will be presenting a “Collectors Lounge” at the upcoming Art Basel Hong Kong 2023 held on 21-25 March. The lounge will showcase Sanlorenzo‘s commitment to art and design, and will feature a contemporary artwork by Chinese Artist Li Qing entitled “Landscape with Lighthouses”. Curated by Flash Art, the work was made possible thanks to the support of the Almine Rech Gallery, Paris London.
“Landscape with Lighthouses” is a unique work created using a window salvaged from an old building in the Chinese city, which serves to support the entire structure of the painting. Geometrical panels in the shape of a pinwheel are superimposed on a reproduction of the harbour; the different aesthetics of architecture and the sea, order and landscape, are delineated through the grid of the window. The lighthouse depicted in the centre of the work recalls the entrance to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, interpreted with a modernist aesthetic. The font of this modelling indicates the relationship between man’s industrial rationality and nature: the lighthouse, standing between the two, becomes a unit of measurement for evaluating and dividing two worlds, but is at the same time a symbol of surveillance and of travelling from one place to another.
The entire layout of the lounge emphasises a geometric sensibility. The macro-spatial perceptions of the city and nature are constantly communicated in the work. In the conflict and reverberation between artifice and nature, the beauty of colour and structure leads us to an unknown utopia. Dual worlds intertwine: futuristic, utopian, vertiginous architecture is traced by the geometry of the wooden structures, defined by the human brain.
Li Qing was born in Huzhou, Zhejiang Province in 1981. He lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. His paintings, installations, and video works seek rational fractures in similarity and contradiction, acting on the viewer’s perception and recognition through tortuous and overlapping structures. In recent years, his works have traced the historical fragmentation and ideological conflicts that occur widely in the dissemination of information, collective memory and knowledge experiences. At the same time, his works test the tension and contradiction between image-language, symbols, and social space, connecting the multi-layered elements of experience in series to construct a conflicting structure. Capturing micropolitics in everyday spaces and images, questioning political identity in the aesthetic tradition, and observing the identity of Chinese art in the context of global art, reflects his historical consciousness among the young generation of Chinese artists. Li Qing graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in 2007.
Art Basel Hong Kong is one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world, attracting collectors, curators, and art enthusiasts from around the globe. The fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists from Asia and beyond, and features a range of exhibitions, talks, and events. Sanlorenzo‘s Collectors Lounge will be located within the fair’s VIP area, and will feature a specially designed space that reflects the company’s passion for art and design.
Commenting on the announcement, Sanlorenzo Asia Sales Manager Nick Stratton, said: “We are thrilled to be presenting Sanlorenzo’s Collectors Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong 2023. This is an important event for the shipyard, and we are excited to showcase its passion for art and design to a global audience. We believe that our commitment to creativity and innovation is reflected in everything we do, from our yachts to our art collection, and we look forward to sharing this with visitors to the fair.”
Sanlorenzo has a longstanding commitment to art and design, and has previously collaborated with renowned artists and designers such as Piero Lissoni, Patricia Urquiola, and Antonio Citterio. The company’s passion for creativity and innovation has made it one of the world’s most respected luxury yacht manufacturers, and the Collectors Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong 2023, as the part of the shipyard’s global partnership with Art Basel, is sure to be a highlight of the fair.
An exclusive Meet The Artist Cocktail event with Li Qing is planned for Sanlorenzo owners and guests during the art show, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your local broker to request an invitation.
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