Renowned for his intricate creations featuring colorful gemstonesset in vivid titanium, the exhibition promises to captivate viewers with its remarkable pieces.
From September 4 to 10, Christie’s will host the largest presentation of Wallace Chan's work in Europe, offering visitors a chance to marvel at his breathtaking artistry and innovation.
Dubbed "The Wheel of Time," this extraordinary exhibition will spotlight an array of exquisite jewelry pieces that exemplify Wallace Chan's distinct style. The collection includes:
- The Joy of Life Brooch -A striking butterfly brooch crafted from electric green titanium, adorned with an array of colorful gemstones such as pink sapphire, sapphire, tsavorite garnet, white diamond, yellow diamond, and pearl. The brooch captures the essence of vitality and joy.
- Microscopic Ring-A true masterpiece featuring sapphire, aquamarine, pink tourmaline, diamond, and pink sapphire set in shades of blue titanium. This intricate ring showcases the meticulous artistry and skillful use of materials that define Wallace Chan's creations.
- The Wallace Chan Porcelain -Years of dedication culminated in the development of this remarkable material, said to be five times harder than steel. The exhibition will feature pieces made from this innovative material, offering a glimpse into Chan's unparalleled craftsmanship.
The highlight of the exhibition is undoubtedly the centerpiece—a stunning 312.24-carat black diamond.
This remarkable gemstone is set within a sculptural shoulder brooch crafted from titanium and The Wallace Chan porcelain.
The design evokes the imagery of an otherworldly sea creature or octopus, surrounded by silvergray diamond, white diamond, crystal sapphire, and black agate.
This show-stopping piece embodies the fusion of imagination, expertise, and artistic vision that defines Wallace Chan's creations.
Wallace Chan's work is not only visually captivating but also deeply reflective. As he contemplates the passage of time and its influence on his creative journey, Chan shares his experience.
In the blink of an eye, half a century has flown by,” says Chan in a statement. “I am humbled by the opportunity to present my largest exhibition in Europe at Christie’s in London. My heartfelt thanks go to Christie’s for supporting my creative journey throughout the years and across the globe. I am also grateful to my long-term collectors for loaning the pieces, without their friendship the exhibition would not be possible. Time is an eternal wheel that rotates for infinity with neither beginning nor end. In the creative process, time is a theme so intangible, yet omnificent.- Wallace Chan
He expresses gratitude to Christie's for their unwavering support and acknowledges the role of his long-term collectors in making the exhibition a reality.
This marks Chan's fifth collaboration with Christie's, having previously showcased his creations in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
However, "The Wheel of Time" exhibition stands as an unprecedented moment, with the scale and grandeur of the pieces making their debut in the Western world.
As a gesture of appreciation to the public, the exhibition will be open to all, offering art enthusiasts and jewelry lovers alike the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Wallace Chan's exceptional craftsmanship.
In a world where time is eternal, Wallace Chan's creations invite us to ponder the intangible themes of time and creativity.
With his innovative use of materials, vibrant hues, and remarkable artistry, Chan's jewelry pieces radiate a sense of timeless allure and captivating elegance.
For those eager to experience the enchantment of "The Wheel of Time," mark your calendars and prepare to be awestruck by the brilliance of Wallace Chan's jewelry exhibition at Christie's in London.
In an ode to creativity and innovation, Wallace Chan's upcoming jewelry exhibition at Christie's promises to be a truly unparalleled experience.
With vibrant gemstones, intricate designs, and a captivating centerpiece, "The Wheel of Time" invites us to explore the world of high-end jewelry through the lens of an artist's imagination.
As the exhibition opens its doors to the public, it offers a rare opportunity to witness the convergence of art and craftsmanship, all while contemplating the eternal theme of time.
Prepare to be captivated by the allure of Chan's masterpieces—a moment to appreciate the beauty that transcends generations and embraces the timeless.