Renowned Chinese jewellery creator, visual artist, and innovator, Wallace Chan, recently announced his largest European exhibition yet, “The Wheel of Time” at Christie’s.
This remarkable showcase, consisting of 150 stunning pieces of jewellery and six captivating titanium sculptures, offers a unique insight into Chan’s creative journey spanning five decades. In an exclusive collaboration with Christie’s, the exhibition will grace the prestigious King Street headquarters in London, open to the public from September 4 to 10, marking a pivotal moment in the artist’s illustrious career.
Reflecting on Artistic Evolution: Wallace Chan’s Unveiling
“The Wheel of Time” embodies Wallace Chan’s profound exploration of creation and innovation. Through his meticulously crafted pieces, Chan delves into major milestones that have shaped his artistic path. This breathtaking display unveils some of Chan’s previously unseen works, captivating audiences with a fresh perspective on his enduring legacy.
From September 4 to 10, art enthusiasts and jewellery connoisseurs alike can revel in the splendour of “The Wheel of Time” at Christie’s King Street location. This collaboration marks the fifth exceptional exhibition between Christie’s and Wallace Chan, following acclaimed showcases in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
A Tapestry of Craftsmanship and Creativity
The heart of “The Wheel of Time” beats with pieces that have emerged from Chan’s masterful hands over the past fifty years. These treasures, generously lent by esteemed international collectors, offer a glimpse into the artist’s captivating journey and dedication to his craft.
“The Wheel of Time” serves as an allegory for Chan’s meticulous and labour-intensive artistic process. This method demands unwavering dedication to detail, echoing traditional Chinese aesthetics while honouring the intrinsic qualities of his chosen materials. With every delicate stroke and precise cut, Chan breathes life into his creations, invoking the essence of time itself.
Captivating Centre Stage: “Legend of the Colour Black”
Among the luminous stars of “The Wheel of Time,” a true marvel takes its place – the “Legend of the Colour Black.” This awe-inspiring black diamond shoulder brooch sculpture showcases an impressive centre stone, one of the world’s largest cut black diamonds, weighing an astonishing 312.24 carats.
Set amidst a symphony of silver grey diamonds, crystal sapphire, black agate, and titanium, this extraordinary masterpiece features the revolutionary Wallace Chan Porcelain – a material engineered by Chan over years of dedication, surpassing even steel in strength.
The Joy of Life: A Mesmeric Ode to Nature’s Beauty
Enthralled by the wonders of the natural world, Wallace Chan’s “The Joy of Life” brooch comes to life, celebrating one of his signature motifs – the enchanting butterfly. Comprising elements of pink sapphire, sapphire, tsavorite garnet, diamond, yellow diamond, pearl, and titanium, this creation is a testament to Chan’s unparalleled craftsmanship and reverence for nature’s elegance.
In summary, “The Wheel of Time” stands as a testament to Wallace Chan’s artistry, innovation, and dedication to his craft. From September 4 to 10, the exhibition offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of a visionary artist whose creations transcend time and captivate the heart and imagination.