Kylin Gallery has been established to encourage cultural cross-fertility through education, marketing, and, most especially, presentation of and support for art and artists that consciously “build bridges” between East and West. By opening in Beverly Hills, Kylin Gallery has targeted the Pacific Ocean as the body of water it will span with its metaphorical bridge. But this spirit of bridge-building will lead the gallery in all appropriate directions. Its program will feature art by Eastern and Western artists alike who look across the geographic and aesthetic divides in order to marry and merge idea and practice. The results will be not simply hybrid, but fused: in the art at Kylin, it will be hard to tell where one civilization leaves off and the other comes in, but it will be easy to see that both are present.
Wang Jinhe, the inheritor of Henan Province’s intangible cultural heritage, the master of Chinese traditional crafts.
He was born in 1942 in Shenhou, China. Just as all the Jun porcelain craftsmen’s road, he entered into the state ceramics factory, then at the age of 16. In 2005, Wang Jinhe built his own kiln in a deserted plant.
Through several decades of exploration, Wang Jinhe utilized the formula features, tension, fusion requirements, contraction proportion, the chemical reaction in different temperatures, physicochemical transformation effect in different atmospheres of all kinds of glazes to form his own style. In his works, we can see the features of traditional Jun porcelain as well as his own style.
He thought: “Jun porcelain’s beauty lies in shape, more in glaze color. Jun porcelain’s features lie in “one color into kiln, being colorful out of kiln”. Jun porcelain craftsmen should constantly explore the beauty of Jun porcelain’s glaze color, be committed to firing the glaze color never seen. No need of words, works will prove.”
Selected Honor awarded
Inheritor of national intangible cultural heritage--Jun porcelain firing skill
In 2007, he was awarded the title of ceramic master.
In 2013, he was awarded “honorary title of Chinese traditional craft master”.
In 2016, he won annual highest honor award and lifetime achievement award of Chinese folk cultural relic artwork.
In 2017, Wang Jinhe’s work “Tianyun” was collected by National Museum of China.
In 2006, furnace Jun gold spot glaze work won the gold medal in the five top famous porcelain works competition of the 3rd Jun Porcelain Culture Festival;
In 2006, furnace Jun gold spot glaze work “High-footed Plate” was awarded the best collection in Central Plains Ceramics Exhibition;
In 2006, the work “Gold Spot Bottle” won the treasure prize of China’s 5 top famous kilns ceramic works exhibition review;
In 2010, the work “Ruyi Bottle” won the silver award of the 9th national ceramics art design innovation competition;
In 2010, the work “Guding Bottle” won the silver award of the 1st Chinese historic famous porcelain firing skill contest;
In 2015, the work “Fugui Bottle” was awarded the gold medal by international ceramics art exhibition committee;
In 2015, the work “Shuo Bottle” was awarded the gold medal by international ceramics art exhibition committee;