A revolutionary museum retail concept and a hybrid model of art and commerce founded by Mr Adrian Cheng in 2008, K11 is the world’s first original brand to pioneer the blend of three essential elements of Art • People • Nature.
Art • People • Nature
Art - K11 not only displays a permanent collection of local young artists’ works, but also allows the public to appreciate different local artworks and performance during shopping and leisure through the provision of various multi-dimensional spaces. This can help enhance the communication and exchanges between local artists and the public, nurture habits of art appreciation, and allow young artists to have more opportunities for showcasing their works so as to foster the development of local art.
People - K11 manages, reorganizes and integrates humanity, history and geography of the adjacent regions from various perspectives in different cities. It revitalizes, regenerates and recreates the humanistic experience, art and culture in the regions so as to create a unique K11 multicultural living area.
Nature - Various green design and technology concepts are taken into account in the interior architecture of K11 projects so as to minimize the negative impacts on the natural environment and upgrade the overall quality of urban public premises. Designed with a garden concept, K11 features a multidimensional natural landscape with a variety of local plants, green roof, vertical greening and urban farming, and creates a perfect integration of natural space and local culture so that visitors feel like indulging in an urban oasis and are inspired to consider the intimate relationship between human and nature.
K11 Art Collection, Hong Kong
K11 Kollection displays famous artwork from different artist. The special K11 Kollection ignite passion in the heart, command attention and display an extraordinary charisma.
Some of the K11 Art Collection
Artist: Yinka Shonibare
Chinese Wall Painting
By Yinka Shonibare, MBE
Chinese Wall Painting builds upon the artist’s earlier Toy Paintings, which employed batik textile as an alternative to European traditions of painting on canvas. The small toys around the perimeters departs are yet further from Western artistic convention. Here the animal figures invoke characters from the China lunar calendar. This dazzling multitude of swirling panels, the shape of richly colored moons, thus comes to present a depiction of time, cyclical in nature and wholly decentralized, much like the globalised world we have come to inhabit.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE was born in 1962 in London and after growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. He returned to London to study Fine Art first at Central Saint Martins College and then completed MFA at Goldsmith College, graduating as part of the “Young British Artists” generation. He was a Turner Prize nominee in 2004. His works are collected by various important organizations such as Museum of Modern Art (NY), Tate Collection (London), etc.
Artist: Zhan Wang
Artificial Rock No. 59
By Zhan Wang
Artificial Rock No. 59, Zhan used Stainless steel to create the shiny surface of the rock. Zhan's artificial rocks are made by hammering sheets of stainless steel onto the surface of a Jiashanshi or Scholar rock. Small pieces are pounded, removed, and then welded together, in an extremely laborious process of craftsmanship, forming a production course sustained by personal expression that seamlessly combines technique and concept. The artist has chosen stainless steel to reflect the colours of the surrounding environment. Its reflective surface are dynamic and in flux, unlimited in scope and variation to create a visual spectacle befitting the post-modern era. Its foremost characteristic is its ability to disappear in an environment, self-effacing and hovering between absence and presence. A scholar’s rock disappears in nature by means of its natural form, whereas the stainless steel mirror-surface does so by reflecting its environment.
Born in 1962 in Beijing, Zhan began his fine arts education at Beijing City Applied Art School in 1983. He completed his M.F.A. in sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and finished his graduate study at the same school in 1995. From 1991 onwards, Zhan has shown work in many large national exhibitions and won several awards. Since 1996, Zhan has participated in many major international exhibitions and they include: Fukuoka International Field Exhibition of Sculpture, Fukuoka, Japan (1996); Cities on the Move - Asian Contemporary Art, Austria/ France/ Denmark (1997) and Instantaneity 20 Century-end Chinese Experimental Art Exhibition, Chicago, USA (1999). In 2003, Zhan was selected to join the China Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale. He had also been appointed as Vice-president of the CAFA Graduate School of Sculpture.
Artist: Jaffa Lam
Dust Tree II
By Jaffa Lam
The "Dust Tree II" is made from recycled materials: the branches of the tree take their second life from old wood crates and the bronze creatures made by HK secondary school students. Base on the research of local popular tree "Acacia Confuse" & "Bombax Ceiba" for the creation development.
How is this society formed? What is my role in this society? Maybe this tree will let me share the understanding when I am sitting or standing there. The creatures from the forest which the students made act as the metaphor of various people living in this city. This tree could be epitomized as a society more than just a recycled tree, everyone definitely could find him or herself from here. Good luck!
Lam Laam, Jaffa is a sculptor specializing in large scale site-specific works of mixed media sculptural installations, which are mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled fabric. In recent years, she has been involved in many public sculptural and community projects in Hong Kong and overseas, and her works often explore issues related to the local culture, history, society and current affairs.
Artist: Mok Yat Sun
Sand Rippled by Tide
By Mok Yat Sun
Inspired by ancient Chinese literature I-Ching "Being still and not moving, one would experience and attain the enlightenment of the cosmos, "these works use natural forms to create a sense of silence, warmth and softness, while its metal lattice "weaving" conveys both fragility and strength. It blurs the boundary between what is inside and outside, drawing the two together poetically.These statues invite passers - by not only to reflect but also to stop and rest awhile. Their rippled wave-like shape conveys liveliness and vitality, stimulating the imagination. Together, they create a space filled with calm and comfort that invites meditation on endless time and infinite space.
Waving In The Wind
By Mok Yat Sun
Mok Yat Sun currently teaches Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Hong Kong and abroad, and received numerous awards and commissions. His works are on view at organisations such as the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
About The Chairman: Mr Adrian Cheng
Mr Adrian Cheng founded the brand K11 in 2008 with a focus on three core values, Art, People and Nature. He then founded the K11 Art Foundation in 2010 and built two art villages in Wuhan that serve as an incubating springboard to groom young emerging contemporary Chinese artist and educate the mass about art and creativity. Adrian believes that art is for the mass and he successfully merges this with commerce and created a sustainable “art x commerce” K11 business model, creating a museum retail concept, offices and residences in Greater China. The flagship K11 in Hong Kong and Shanghai were launched in December 2009 and June 2013 respectively. The K11 Multi-Cultural Living District in Wuhan and K11 ECO HOME in Beijing were opened in 2010. Art villages in Wuhan were opened in August 2009 and December 2011. Adrian is keen to further develop this innovative concept with 16 more projects in 8 cities across China, including Wuhan, Shanghai, Shenyang, Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Ningbo providing a total gross floor area of over 1.4 million sq m.