Li met guests at Art Basel Hong Kong, where Sanlorenzo Asia presented the Chinese artist’s work in the Collectors Lounge.
Li Qing (right) with his work, ‘Landscape with Lighthouses’
Li Qing met guests during a Meet The Artist event for Sanlorenzo owners and guests at Art Basel Hong Kong. Represented by Simpson Marine, Sanlorenzo Asia showcased the Chinese artist’s work ‘Landscape with Lighthouses’ in the Collectors Lounge as part of the Italian shipyard’s global partnership with the art fair, which also hosts events in Basel, Miami and Paris.
Born in 1981 in Huzhou in northern Zhejiang province, Li currently lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai, having graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the China Academy of Art in 2007.
Created for Sanlorenzo and curated by Flash Art, ‘Landscape with Lighthouses’ was made possible due to the support of the Almine Rech Gallery.The work reflects the relationship between humanity and nature, bringing a new light on the seascape and the world of navigation through the study and the different perspectives of the lighthouse form.
The Collectors Lounge by Sanlorenzo Asia
A window salvaged from an old building in Hong Kong serves to support the entire structure of the painting, while 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 in the centre recalls the entrance to Victoria Harbour, interpreted with a modernist aesthetic. The font of this modelling indicates the relationship between man’s industrial rationality and nature. Standing between the two, the lighthouse becomes a unit of measurement for evaluating and dividing two worlds but is also a symbol of surveillance and travelling from one place to another.
Scale models of Sanlorenzo yachts in the Collectors Lounge
Li’s work is part of the study initiated by the shipyard that led to the creation of Sanlorenzo Arts, an interactive collection of works and projects spanning important themes of everyday life.
Nick Stratton, Sales Manager of Sanlorenzo Asia, said: “We were thrilled to present Sanlorenzo’s Collectors Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong. This is an important event for the shipyard, and we were excited to showcase its passion for art and design to a global audience. We believe our commitment to creativity and innovation is reflected in everything we do, from our yachts to our art collection.”