Chu Teh Chun at Musée Guimet, Paris 

Jun 10 2009 - Sep 07 2009

Press Release

Marlborough artist Chu Teh-Chun, a French painter of Chinese origin, will exhibit an exceptional series of ceramics entitled De Neige, d’Or et d’Azur (Of Snow, Gold and Sky Blue) at Musée Guimet, Paris. Following an initiative of Marlborough Gallery, Chu Teh-Chun produced this series of ceramics at La Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres in 2008 and 2009: each ceramic is a unique porcelain jar painted by the artist in the famous “bleu de Sèvres” (blue of Sèvres) highlighted with gold. This exhibition will mark the first time that a series of contemporary ceramics will be exhibited at Musée Guimet, one of the most important western art institution in the field of Asian art.

Jean-Paul Desroches, an expert in Chinese ceramics and Chief Curator of the Chinese department of the Musée Guimet, remarks in his book, that documents every step of Chu’s creation at La Manufacture de Sèvres (Editions La Martinière/ Abrams, August 2009): “Connoisseurs of ceramics will immediately appreciate the originality of this decorative series. The pure materials, noble forms, and enchanting motifs are largely inspired by Far Eastern aesthetics. The subtle relationship between art and nature is fully explored here, in ways similar to traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy…Thus each vase urges the beholder to make a circular journey – one with neither beginning nor end – through a land of plenty, rich in intersecting paths that encourage everyone to find his or her own way.”

Visit the site of Musée Guimet to learn more. / View more work by Chu Teh-Chun


Summary: Chu Teh-Chun's "De Neige, d’Or et d’Azur" will be exhibited at the Rotunda of Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet from June 10 – September 7, in Paris, France.