Sanlorenzo Asia participates in Shanghai art fair
The Italian yacht builder hosted the Collectors Lounge at West Bund Art & Design in Shanghai.
Sanlorenzo Asia presented the Collectors Lounge at the 10th edition of West Bund Art & Design, a four-day event held at the West Bund Art and Exhibition Centre as part of the Shanghai Art Week.
A first-time participant, Sanlorenzo Asia collaborated with long-term partner Wei Gallery to present the triptych artwork ‘Deep Blue Love’ by artist Alixe Fu. The display booth utilised the brand’s minimalist design, with the ocean artwork flanked by two LED walls.
Created with the concept of “embracing the sea and thinking like a whale”, the French-Chinese artist’s latest piece is made of oil painting on canvas and multiple materials, and depicts the issue of looking after the planet and its ecosystem.
Fu frequently integrates the concept of environmental protection and public welfare into his personal creations. With ‘Deep Blue Love’, he expresses his concern for plastic pollution and calls for the reduction of waste and protection of the earth.
Sustainability and ocean protection is a component of Sanlorenzo’s Road to 2030 strategy, which focuses on clean energies and sustainability.
Born in 1961 in Yunlin, Taiwan, Fu currently lives between Taiwan, Paris and Beijing. His experience of living in France for many years has allowed him to embrace Western art movements such as Cubism and Surrealism while maintaining his experience of traditional Chinese art.
Working on oil paintings, colour ink, sculptures and public art, he has travelled to Paris, New York, Tokyo and elsewhere around the world for exhibitions. His works have been exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei, the Today Art Museum in Beijing, and other institutions in Europe, America, and Asia.
Sanlorenzo’s presence at West Bund Art & Design is part of the brand’s long-term commitment to art, which includes being the global yachting partner of Art Basel. The shipyard also created Sanlorenzo Arts, a collection of interactive works and projects covering sustainability, environment, technology, nature, sea and humanity.