VIP Preview | Wednesday 19 May 2021 20 - 23 May 2021

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tanya Baxter Contemporary has built a reputation for showcasing Post-War Modern, Modern British and Contemporary Art from both East and West. First opened in 1995 in Hong Kong, and then in 1998 in London, the gallery exhibits at major international art fairs, as well as managing private and corporate collections worldwide. The Art Advisory is known for sourcing works by key artists for leading collectors, as well as championing mid-career artists and supporting emerging talents.

At Art Central 2021, Tanya Baxter Contemporary will present works by the most preeminent 20th-century British masters, Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, as well as paintings by leading British artists Bridget Riley and Sean Scully, who are currently proving to be of great appeal to audiences in Asia and the USA. The exhibition will thus display a balance between the preeminent creators of figurative paintings and those artists who explore form and colour in abstract works.

Frank Auerbach - Head Of JuliaFrank Auerbach - Head Of Julia

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is perhaps the foremost 20th-century British portraitist. On show will be oil portraits from the early 1940s, such as Memory of London, which captures a young artist’s longing for the excitement of the city. In 1933, Freud’s family had moved from Berlin to London to escape the rise of Hitler. The lone protagonist in this painting, a newspaper salesman on the corner of the street where his parents lived, is an example of Freud’s capacity to reveal the inner psyche of his subjects.

Tracey Emin | The Loneliness Of The Soul

Tracey Emin

British artist Tracey Emin (b. 1963) has been a major figure in contemporary art for over 25 years. She has long had a fascination with the Norwegian expressionist and painter of The Scream, Edvard Munch (1863-1944), declaring “I’ve been in love with this man since I was eighteen.” Like her hero, Emin embraces even the most painful experiences to create art; in fact, for both artists, born exactly 100 years apart, life and art are inseparable. Their current landmark joint retrospective “Tracey Emin/Edward Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul”, which opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in December 2020and runs until 28 February 2021, marks a significant milestone in Emin’s career.

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