Soul of Nature, original mixed media on canvas by Ching (Wang Shouqing), 1993. The inspiration for his paintings comes from his observations of nature and society. He studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in London, where he began to explore the essence of Western art and culture by tracing their origins and sources of inspiration. Gradually, his unique understanding and artistic expression of life and nature was formed. Pieces by Ching are part of important collections in the United Kingdom and China.
A native of Brazil now based in San Francisco, interior designer Antonio Martins started his career in Switzerland, where he acquired an appreciation for European design. He then moved to Venice, followed by a stint in Frankfurt. In the early 1990s, he relocated to Hong Kong, where he lived for 11 years and developed a passion for Chinese furniture, Shan sculpture from Thailand, and Indonesian textiles. His Tastemaker Tag Sale reflects the rich tapestry of his well-traveled life.