Wallace Chan is a world-renowned Chinese jewellery creator, visual artist and innovator that exhibits internationally and participates in prestigious art fairs. He is renowned for his unworldly jewelry creations and sculptures. He is also the first Chinese contemporary jewelry artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum.
His creativity and curiosity have led to a myriad of innovations over the past 45 years including: The Wallace Cut, an illusionary three-dimensional carving technique invented in 1987; the mastery of titanium; a patented jade technology; the invention of elaborate gemstone settings without metal claws; and most recently, The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a groundbreaking material that is five times stronger than steel.
In 2021, Chan’s first-ever large-scale sculpture and installation art exhibition, TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time, curated by James Putnam, former curator at the British Museum, was held at Fondaco Marcello, Venice in Italy.
In early 2022, TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time was exhibited at Canary Wharf in London as part of their ongoing public sculpture programme. In April, Chan returned to Venice’s Fondaco Marcello for another solo exhibition, TOTEM. With his 10-metre titanium sculpture scattered on the floorspace of the venue, TOTEM addressed the uncertainty brought about by the pandemic and other global issues.