Even modern works need conservation and restoration at times. An excellent abstract painter, Chuang Che (born 1934), has vintage pieces from late 60’s to early 70’s, and care of these is a specific discipline. We are so excited to conserve these paintings, and to get them ready for auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Born in Beijing, Chuang Che’s first encounter with art was at an early age, learning calligraphy from his father. After winning a J.D. Rockefeller III Fund, he came to the United States and studied at the University of Michigan. He currently lives in New York.
Part of his painting philosophy deals with combining East and West culture, which are not fluent unto themselves, but can be expressed with abstraction, as he remarked: “No art can mature by itself; it has to absorb nutrition from the rest of the world’s art. I’ve always had this ideal; to see a fusion of Chinese and Western painting.”