Mr. Heinrich WANG is expert at porcelain study. With an open mind, he blends the grace and elegance of traditional porcelain with modern innovative elements, creating a new generation of “porcelain that can stand up”. He also breaks the limitation to let porcelain enter people’s lives and stay in their hearts.
Combining oriental charm and modernity, his works were born with neat lines and fine forms. Rather than existing as the symbol of highbrowism or ancient Chinese technology, porcelain becomes a daily part of ordinary people's life and a mark of China’s reform and innovation.
We thank Mr. Heinrich WANG for his brilliant lecture, leading us through ancient and modern times. While approaching the unique ingenuity of ancient porcelain, we were shown the bold attempts of contemporary artists to communicate between both the past and the present.
Artist Heinrich Wang, after successfully innovating contemporary glass art in the Chinese world and thus revered as "Father of Chinese modern glass art", decided to again challenge the boundaries of art craft and entered the glamorous world of porcelain. He then founded the "NewChi" Porcelain brand in 2003, with the mission to revive Chinese porcelain craft, once the symbol for wealth and class all over the world.
With the beautiful, dignified, and elegant traditions of Chinese porcelain as his nourishment, he also pours contemporary esthetics and modern architecture factors into his NewChi Porcelain. Again, Artist Heinrich Wang created a new age for the great Chinese art of porcelain and was recognized by the State Council of People’s Republic of China in 2013 as one of the 50 utmost contemporary Chinese creative leaders including IM Pei and Ang Lee among others. He received the Honorary Academician of UIC in 2017.
In August 2018, Wang was invited to participate in the opening exhibition of Baoku Jiangxin Art Center in Shanghai Center with 28 China’s most respected Masters of Chinese Arts and Crafts!
[Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills]
“Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills” is one of the University's lecture series where the University will invite social elites in such fields as culture and arts to share with our students in form of salon or lecture to promote a discussion of thought-provoking issues or soul-searching experiences. During the lectures, everyone will have a chance to listen and respond on their world views, their aspirations, and intellectual taste in life.