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Chu Teh-Chun

21 October 2021 - 14 November 2021



Now in its seventeenth year in the city, Opera Gallery Hong Kong has announced their move to a new and larger space in Central. The new gallery space spans 5,500 square-feet across three floors of The Galleria, 9 Queens Road Central, and opens today with an exhibition celebrating the master of Lyrical Abstraction Chu Teh-Chun. Presenting 18 paintings by the French-Chinese artist, the Chu Teh-Chun solo exhibition runs until Sunday 14 November 2021.

Born in 1920, Chu Teh-Chun moved to Paris in 1955 and is considered a forefather of Chinese modernist art. His unique visual language was heavily influenced by traditional Chinese calligraphy, which he saw as “the basis of Chinese Painting”, and a desire to break free from the norms established by Western Geometric Abstraction in the early 20th Century. Chu’s abstraction is a lyrical one lead by memory, emotion and immediacy; the incessant movement of line and space within his compositions generating a virulent and spontaneous energy that continues to captivate.

“We are delighted to be able to dedicate the inaugural exhibition in our new space to celebrating the Gallery’s long term partnership with Fondation Chu Teh-Chun. I first met Chu Teh-Chun 20 years ago at his studio in Paris and have worked with his family and the Fondation since, I hope that many people in Hong Kong will be able to come in the gallery and enjoy the masterpieces we are honoured to be showing.” said Gilles Dyan, Founder & Chairman of Opera Gallery Group.

Opera Gallery Hong Kong is taking the opportunity of their move to reinvigorate their aim to make art accessible to anyone, turning their galleries into a destination and a meeting point for collectors and visitors to discover upcoming artists while viewing world-class masterpieces. Under the leadership of new Gallery Director Olivier Demblum, the main gallery has been carefully curated at street level to ensure the space is not only welcoming, but encourages reflection and engagement with the works presented.


Opera Gallery was founded by Gilles Dyan and first opened in 1994. The two first exhibition spaces opened simultaneously in Paris and Singapore to show emerging international artists alongside masters of contemporary and modern art.

Since it first opened in Hong Kong in 2004, Opera Gallery has continued to be an important key player in Hong Kong and the international art scene, leading contemporary artists through extensive and varied curated programmes and exhibitions. The relocation of Hong Kong space in 2021 allows the gallery to deepen its roots in Asia, with a ground level 5,500-square-foot exhibition space welcoming collectors and visitors in Central Hong Kong.


21 October 2021
14 November 2021
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