The installation celebrates Chinese traditional arts with a spectacle of infinite floating lanterns – a symbol of strong cultural significance. 52,800 Swarovski crystal beads embellish the light source as mesmerizing rays shine through, recalling the tranquility of an ancient oriental village.
‘Shades in Ascent’ exhibits Leung’s creative approach in which a contemporary touch melds with elements from Asian culture and arts. Leung commented “The captivating installation co-created with Swarovski is a reflection of Asian culture visualized in craftsmanship and a modern art experience.”
Leung’s secondary source of inspiration comes from his commercial collaboration with Swarovski Crystal Palace. The collection, launching March 2020, will be sold exclusively in China.
Atelier Swarovski Home will also be on display at Art Central. A sparkling exhibition booth will house innovative crystal home décor collections designed under the creative direction of Nadja Swarovski alongside designer collaborations, most recently with British architectural designer John Pawson and Japanese studio Nendo.
“We are delighted to be collaborating once again with so many incredible creative talents on these beautiful objects for the home. This is a natural evolution for Atelier Swarovski and a great opportunity to showcase the art of crystal cutting in a range of designs and forms,” said Nadja Swarovski.
Art Central is at the Central Harbourfront in Hong Kong from March 27 to April 1, 2019.