Come Celebrate the End of Summer with us at Maison & Objet Paris: Art as a Way of Living

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This September, Journey to the East Art Gallery will be exhibiting at Maison & Objet in Paris, the world renowned trade fair dedicated to lifestyle, decorative art and design. We will be highlighting our Art to Wear Collection including our luxurious range of silk scarves and beautiful homeware.

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Journey to the East is an Art Gallery and Art Brand, dedicated to helping emerging artists make their name in the world and contribute to the beauty of cultural diversity. The collection of ‘Art to Wear’ series is inspired by contemporary and classic paintings. It captures the authenticity and spirit of the artworks and upholds the intention to make art more accessible to daily life.

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Our ‘Art to Wear’ contemporary collection is more than just design; its value is enhanced through the artists’ involvement in the creative process. This ensures artistic integrity and creates a source of income that supports the artists creative journey. These gifts of Art reflect an artistic way of living, an modern chinoiserie lifestyle, and tell stories Eastern art & culture.

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Please come visit us & celebrate the end of summer at Maison & Objet Paris:8th – 12th September Paris Nord Villepinte. Hall 7, Sector: NOW, Stand D

Join us at Hyper Japan 2017 - JE Gallery 'The Floating World of Ukiyo-e' Collection

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Journey to the East Gallery is pleased to announce a showcase of our classical Ukiyo-E collection at Hyper Japan, Tobacco Dock, 14-16 July. The annual event celebrates all things Japanese, featuring traditional and contemporary exhibitions, performance, art and culture. Journey to the East Art Gallery will be focusing on bringing in the best artworks and gifts representing the rich history of Japanese culture.

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The history of Ukiyo-E

Ukiyo-E translates as ’Picture of the floating world’. It emerged between the 17th and 19th centuries during the Edo Period and was characterised by accessible and popular artworks. They were collected by the merchant class and used to decorate their homes. Ukiyo-E artworks typically comprise  carved woodblock  prints with different areas of colour. Popular themes included Kabuki actors, landscapes and folktales.

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Ukiyo-E played a vital role in forming the West’s views towards Japanese art, hence the study of “Japonism” emerged, which had a strong influence on Impressionist artists and further towards Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau.

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Please come along to the event on 14-16th July to see our full range of the collection and immerse yourself to a truly unique experience of Japanese culture.

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Wearable Arts - Summer Collection at Pulse

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This May, Journey to the East Gallery is pleased to launch our summer collection at Pulse to show case the wearable art of exceptional artists. All our designs are capture the authenticity & the spirit of the original artworks and uphold the intention to make art more accessible to daily life. We adopt the modern trends in our design process to represent the unique language of oriental art & life style.

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Our ‘gifts of art’ are more than ordinary merchandise; their value is enhanced through the artists’ involvement in the design. This ensures artistic value and creates a source of income that supports the artists creative journey.

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At the same time, we pay tribute to the historical the origins of ‘Chinoiserie’, a European style inspired by art and design from China and East Asia. It has been present in the UK from the 17th century Europe and became very fashionable in the 18th century due to the rise in trade with China and East Asia.

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Journey to the East Art Gallery is dedicated to helping artists make their name in the world and contribute to the beauty of cultural diversity. We would also like to introduce our contemporary ‘Chinoiserie’ style which captures the authenticity and the spirit of the original artworks and upholds the intention to make art more accessible to daily life.

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Artistically Luxurious: The Christmas is Coming

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This 1st – 22th December, Journey to the East (JE) Gallery is pleased to collaborate with China Design Centre to exhibit the works of two exceptional Chinese artists, Chang Liu and Zhouzhou Zhou.

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JE Gallery will present beautiful limited edition prints of the two artists’ work. Their artwork will also be featured on scarves made of the finest 100% Chinese Silk. These products reflect the elegant brushwork of the original artworks and their feather light feel make them ‘artistically luxurious’.

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Please check our website to see the latest art & present release or come to our 2016 Christmas Art & Gift Exhibition at the China Design Centre, where you can browse the items available in its very special Christmas gift store while enjoying the exhibition.

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Artistically Luxurious: When Silk Embraces Contemporary Art

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This 2nd – 4th December, Journey to the East (JE) Gallery is pleased to collaborate with Bloomsbury Gallery to exhibit the works of two exceptional Chinese artists, Chang Liuand Zhouzhou Zhou. This three-day event is inspired by the richness of oriental silks. JE Gallery have carefully chosen the best artworks and silk art gift to represent this unique theme. Our venue is the Bloomsbury Gallery, situated in the heart of Bloomsbury and only minutes away from the British Museum. The exhibition space will be transformed into an art & culture lover’s paradise with boutique shopping, Chinese classic film screening, live violin performances, silk painting workshop, cocktails and a taste of Chinese home cooking (BBC Chinese Food Chef Winner).

JE Gallery will present beautiful limited edition prints of the two artists’ work. Their artwork will also be featured on scarves made of the finest 100% Chinese Silk. These products reflect the elegant brushwork of the original artworks and their feather light feel make them ‘artistically luxurious’.

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Silk has historically been a prestigious fibre associated with luxury and high status. Merchants transported it along the Silk Road for almost two thousand years and it sold in Central Asia and Europe for fabulous prices. JE Gallery have combined silk and contemporary art and these wonderful products will be available to lovers of art and culture who attend this one-off and unique event at the Bloomsbury Gallery.

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About the Artist – Chang Liu

Artist Liu experiments with ink and color to capture unpredictable moments of beauty. Her work has a unique and distinctive quality, depicting mythological animals and beautiful vegetation which represent fortune and good luck. We have worked with the Artist to produce beautiful pure silk scarves based on some of her best artworks. As a protein fibre, silk has warm and lightweight qualities which perfectly capture the softness and the elegance of Chang Liu’s Painting. You can almost touch and feel of the goldfish that swim gently around the water lilies.

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About the Artist – Zhouzhou Zhou

The beauty in artistic conception lies at the core of beauty in form. Characterised by an elegant painting style and novel composition, Zhouzhou Zhou’s works emanate a sense of simplicity, upliftment and freedom.

The silk scarves have a design derived from Zhou’s abstract contemporary ink painting which is vivid and well-arranged. The silk fabric is an appropriate canvas for Zhou’s luxuriant images and these scarves will without doubt wrap you in warmth and beauty.

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Still made in China? How much do you know about Chinese Contemporary Art & Design?

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This October, Journey to the East Gallery is pleased to collaborate with the China Design Centre and E Global, to exhibit the works of four exceptional Chinese artists in the Bloomsbury Festival. The event is a creative explosion of arts, culture and science. This year it is inspired by the  theme of ‘Language’, Journey to the East Art Gallery have chosen the best art works and gifts to represent the unique language of contemporary oriental art.

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A Little Bit of History: East Meets West in Art

Since 19 centuries in Western Europe, the influence of East and South Asian products imported by the English, Dutch, and French East India Companies had a significant impact on style and art. East and South Asian art has had a profound impact on European artists, fascinated by oriental design, architecture and decorative arts. They developed a ‘chinoiserie style’ (characterised by the use of Chinese motifs, shapes, and materials) that gained popularity in Europe.

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However, for the last 30 years China has been the workshop of the world. Growth in manufacturing  has transformed it into the world’s secondlargest economy. But now this model starting to change as it increasingly uses its ‘soft power’ to cultivate its international image. Contemporary Chinese art & design is central to this developmentand ‘Made in China’ is gradually shifting towards ‘Designed in China’ and ‘Created in China’.

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Journey to the East Art Gallery brings you the best in oriental art. We regularly travel throughout China to seek out the most talented emerging artists and provide a platform to present their work to European collectors. In addition to original artwork and limited edition prints, we also produce a range of beautiful gifts based on contemporary and classic artworks.

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Journey to the East Art Gallery, Classical Art Gift Collection, Is Now Available in the British Museum

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Journey to the East Art Gallery’s Oriental Classic Art Gift Collection, is now for sale in the Museum’s Grenville Room gift shop. The AYA Shopper bag series, EMI Gown Hand bag series and AKEMI Coin Purse series are all made from environmental friendly microfiber material with an elegant silky surface, and cushions are made with 100% cotton. These unique pieces are inspired by Chinese & Japanese classic masterpieces which are the most marvellous art ever made, it will appeal to any one who is interested in Asia art & design and wants to celebrate the rich history and culture diversity.

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Our Chinese classical gift range is inspired by 18th century Chinese Court painting which in an academic style, depicting the natural world including flowers and birds, fishes and insects, which are painted vividly using fine lines and graceful movements.

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Our Japanese classical gift range is inspired by the ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints and paintings. Its most popular subjects are female beauties and kabuki actors. The Ukiyo-e style continues to flourish in Japan, the term translates as “picture of the floating world”.

Location: Grenville Room, British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Are you a foodie and a lover of art?

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Journey to the East Art Gallery is proud to be working in partnership with Shikumen Restaurant which received Michelin’s Bib Gourmand in 2016. You can now enjoy great quality food whilst discovering inspiring contemporary Chinese art. Shikumen translates into ‘stone gate’and is a style of housing unique to Shanghai. This arched housing blends Chinese and Western architectural styles and was popular in the 1940s due to colonial influence.

For the opening of the third Shikumen Restaurant in Finchley Road, the dining area was transformed it into a ‘restaurant-gallery’ showcasing the beautiful paintings of four pioneering artists, Zhouzhou Zhou, YongshengXie, Long Lin and Chang Liu. These talented artists hail from Songzhuang Artists Village, a vibrant artistic community on the outskirts of Beijing. We are delighted to be showcasing the paintings of this diverse and innovative group of artists for the first time in West Hampstead.

Shikumen Restaurant and Journey to the East Art Gallery have coupled food and art together to further enrich the dining experience. We invite you to enter Shikumen, enjoy great food and art, it’s your gateway to the East and a sublime experience that you will never forget.

Highlights at 'The Silent Poem’ Chinese Contemporary Art Private Preview

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We are very pleased that ‘The Silent Poem’ Chinese Contemporary Art Private Preview was a great success and well received by all the friends and art lovers. We would like to share with you some memorable moments at the event, hope you will like it and join us for the next event.

Journey to the East Art Gallery committed to brings you the best in oriental art & culture. We believe that art serves as an universal language, as a means toward to break barriers and create an understanding of the different history, culture, values and bring people together.

Event Pictures & films are available on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram, please follow us for coming events and feel free to share!

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Exhibition Coming Soon!

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Journey to the East Art Gallery and the Do South Interiors are pleased to invite you to ‘The Silent Poem’ Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition. This is an exclusive invitation-only event, providing you with an opportunity to view the work of a group of exciting Beijing artists here in Crystal Palace, an area of London with its own rich artistic and cultural tradition.

Zhou Zhouzhou , Liu Chang and Yong Sheng Xie are proud to exhibit their work in London for the first time. These artists bring a contemporary perspective to traditional Chinese culture, journeying through both classical and modern styles. They are not constrained by the well established themes relating to the cultural revolution, the associated emotional trauma and are determined to explore more diverse themes.

Artist Zhou Zhou Zhou will travel to London for the exhibition and those attending the Private View will have an opportunity to meet him and discuss his work. In addition, there will be a chance to buy limited edition prints and art gifts based on the work of the artists, enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, live music, great wine and cultural banter. What more could you ask for!

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