Ai Qiu Hopen
While we are proud of all the painters and photographers who are part of the LondonArt team, we always have a soft spot for discovering a brilliant new sculptor. There is something so wonderful about standing in front of a three dimensional object and being able to explore and enjoy it from all angles. Great sculpture occupies its space with confidence and style, and feels as though it has always existed. It is one of the most challenging art forms in the world and contains far fewer skilled specialists than other styles or practices of creation. To construct a wonderful piece is to be equal part craftsman and dreamer, requiring the artist to think up pleasing subjects and innovations, while simultaneously learning the skills and techniques required to put it together. Great sculpture lives and breathes. Figurative work looks as though a pulse runs under its surface and abstract sculpture stands on its foundations like an idea made concrete. At LondonArt, we appreciate the work of Ai Quin Hopen and can see a whole range of possibilities in everything she produces. She clearly belongs to the highest level of skilled sculptors as her work demonstrates all the attributes that make the form excel. Her creations have a gracefulness of form that shows the eternal elegance of her subjects and a powerful intensity that gives them a steely edge.
Some people seek to create art to imitate or celebrate the physical world around them, while other people try to capture the unspeakable realm of the soul. Some artists look to find the perfect light or angle to show the wonder of the rolling hills or seaside fishing town, while others look to make works which speak to the inner life of us all. Ai Quin Hopen looks to explore the crystal medium where her soul joins with the viewer’s. She sees art as a conversation between two unknowable entities, in a place so beautiful that words cannot do it justice. She has been gathering a great following in recent years and has exhibited widely in several countries. By sculpting in bronze, she is creating something that will last forever. She makes the abstract tangible and takes the most beautiful ideas and uses them to inspire her work. We are certain that she has a very bright future in the arts world and we are delighted to play some small part in her development. Her talent has gained her many admirers and it is with great happiness that we are able to bring her to our customers at LondonArt.