China is a fascinating country with a long and colourful history spanning the cultural boundaries of many dynasties, each with their unique deep rooted cultures. These different dynasties brought forth their own precious relics which hoard treasures of archaeological, historical and cultural value. These relics tell stories depicting the different eras' rail of changes, values, ethics, beliefs, cultures and faith. The immeasurable value of these relics has also made them become increasingly popular and favoured as collectors' items. In addition, the growing rarity of such relics bestows upon their collectors a position of status, standing and academic elegance.
Their popularity, however, has also brought about the presence of unethical beings flooding the market with fakes and replicas. Therefore, when one is able to distinguish true quality from pretentious fakes, it displays a scholar's intellect, the historian's eye for details and the discerning collector's eye for the truly precious. While the relics hold precious value, they also invite collectors on spiritual journeys into the vibrant ancient past, allowing a fresh and critical examination of history and human society. Sun's artifacts are invaluable national treasures. Be it the grand bronze cup of the Shang Dynasty, the blue & white china of the Song dynasty or the painted pottery of the Yin dynasty; they are icons of China, symbols of oriental tradition.
Let us join Sun on a journey into the past.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 130 x 180cm
Artist: Sun Li Ren
Kwan Hua Art Gallery
Tanglin Shopping Centre #02-28
19 Tanglin Rd S247909