Creative Mind: Wallace Chan
“Known for his Wallace Cut, which allows for a three-dimensional portrait to be rendered inside a stone, Chan devises dazzlingly elaborate pieces that set him apart as a true iconoclast.”
Financial TimesJanuary 2023
The Sci-fi Innovations Taking Jewellery into the Stratosphere
“Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Wallace Chan, the master craftsman renowned for his technical virtuosity (including his work in titanium) has taken ceramics to a new level with his unbreakable porcelain.”
The Most Valuable Exhibit Piece in CIIE History and Its Jewellery Master Creator
"Wallace Chan became an apprentice at the age of 16. After half a century of mastering his practice, he has finally broken the ceiling of the jewellery art world, becoming the first Asian to achieve such an accomplishment. Because of him, we can now see Chinese names carved on the top jewellery art creations and Chinese having a say in the industry."
Global PeopleNovember 2022
Bringing Chinese Identity to the Global Art Scene
“Before the opening of the 5th edition of the China International Import Expo (CIIE), reporters from Global People interviews Wallace Chan as he prepared for his solo exhibition.”
Modern WeeklyNovember 2022
Creating for Eternity
“To jewellery artist Wallace Chan, jewellery is more than its decorative value; it is a storyteller, an embodiment of history, the projection of time, and a way for the artist to achieve his dream. Gemstones are his language; he translates messages from the universe from them. Creating is almost like religious practice; it is also a process of self-evolution.”
Shanghai TelevisionNovember 2022
In Conversation with Chinese Artist Wallace Chan
“Having pioneered many ‘firsts’ in the industry, Wallace Chan brings Chinese jewellery to the world.”
South China Morning PostNovember 2022
“The jewellery sculptor, and creator of the Wallace Cut gem-carving technique, tells Kate Whitebead about growing up in poverty, finding his calling as an artist and seeing the light.”
Robb ReportOCTOBER 2022
Oriental Philosophy in Wallace Chan’s Creation
“Wallace Chan is an Chinese jewelry artist renowned for combining unique art creation and innovative techniques. He is also the first contemporary Chinese jewelry artist whose work was acquired by The British Museum. Over the past 40 years, he has innovated multiple techniques, including the mastery of titanium in jewelry creation, The Wallace Cut, an illusionary three-dimensional carving technique and The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material that is five times harder than steel.”
Interview with Wallace Chan: Jumping into the River of Sculpture
“In the past half decade, Wallace Chan has been communicating with his materials: the angle of polishing, the pressure and the tools are all part of the language.”
Wallace Chan: Exploring Infinity in a Finite Life
“It is rare for anyone to experience life as thoroughly as Wallace Chan has; he moved closer to infinity every time his life returned to ‘zero’. To me, Wallace Chan is as much an inventor as an artist; he is always curious about the world and never stops exploring the unknown until he finds the answer.”
China National RadioOctober 2022
Wallace Chan: My Entire Life has beenis about Creating
“I think art should be for all; we should seize every opportunity to reach a wider audience. Being an artist means creating the unknown and discovering new possibilities.”
Prestige SingaporeOctober 2022
The New Visionaries
"Chan is a master in colouring and manipulating titanium into wearable sculpted art pieces. He also patented a jade refining and brightening technique that sends light racing and pulsating along the material's surface."
China DailyOctober 2022
Master of Jade
“Chinese artist and sculptor Wallace Chan’s jewelry collection is expected to be a key highlight at this year’s China International Import Expo, which will be held in Shanghai from Nov 5 to 10.”
Jewellery Designer Wallace Chan Creates a Temple in Venice
“’Having nothing defining my existence is the perfect state of existence.’ His artistic creations reflect this sentiment, resisting any precise definition.”
Home & Décor SingaporeSeptember 2022
“Critically-acclaimed Chinese artist and master jeweller Wallace Chan will never restrict his creative freedom, easily shifting from art to jewellery of from crystal to steel, as long as he’s able to create.”
Arts & CollectionsSeptember 2022
Wallace Chan’s TOTEM and the Spirit of Venice
“TOTEM, which refers to an esteemed ancestral spirit, interconnects the philosophical aspects of Wallace Chan’s Buddhist faith, including his reverence for the natural world and the innate qualities of the materials he uses in his sculptural work.“
Sculptors of Light
“A free thinker and free spirit, Chan’s single-minded desire was to “let out the light” in gem material: Expressing the idea of yin and yang by combining carving styles in a single piece.”
STIRring Dreams: Wallace Chan presents sculptural exhibition at Venice Art Biennale
“The exhibition Totem at Fondaco Marcello in Venice explores the notion of a fragmented reality through a dis-assemblage sculpture, exploring the art object in veneration.”
Vision ChineAugust – September 2022
« TOTEM » À VENISE, EXPOSITION DE L’ARTISTE CHINOIS Wallace Chan
Wallace Chan: From Nobody to Jewellery Master
“Like the great masters Michelangelo and Da Vinci that he admires, Wallace Chan lives a dynamic life. Many of these Renaissance artists did not receive formal education. They began working as apprentices in the studios, learning while working with great curiosity and building new knowledge along the journey.”
Creative BoomAugust 2022
Chinese Artist Wallace Chan Uses Sculpture to Explore the Mystery of Matter and Form
“Totem, the iconic Chinese jewellery artist's latest sculpture exhibition, is a must-see.“
AIR MagazineJuly 2022Thinking Outside The Box
"A pioneer in using titanium for art-making, Chan has released, experimented, and discovered the space age metal’s potential not only in jewellery but also in his large-scale sculptures."
ADAM The MagazineJune 2022
Poesie Der Fragmentierung
"OB FILIGRANE, OPULENTE SCHMUCKSTÜCKE AUS EDELSTEINEN ODER MONUMENTALE SKULPTUREN AUS TITAN – DIE ARBEITEN DES CHINESISCHEN KÜNSTLERS WALLACE CHAN BRINGEN IMMER AUCH SEINE BUDDHISTISCHE PHILOSOPHIE ZUM AUSDRUCK. IN VENE-DIG IST SEINE AUSSTELLUNG „TOTEM“ IM KONTEXT DER 59. KUNST BIENNALE ZU SEHEN. WIR TRAFEN IHN ZUM EXKLUSIVEN INTERVIEW IN DER LAGUNENSTADT."
Flaunt MagazineJune 2022
WALLACE CHAN | THAT RHYTHMIC, UNIFYING PRINCIPLE OF UNCERTAINTY... AND MOTHER NATURE, OF COURSE
"Chan would have you remember that all of this is an expression of the truth held in the macro/micro resonance of universal particulate interconnection, the fractal perfection that encompasses everything real and imagined, molecular and galactic, past and future, material and spirit."
Multidisciplinary Artist Wallace Chan Invites Spiritual Reflection with Large-Scale Sculptures at the 59th Venice Biennale
“Masterfully combining his work as a jeweler and his spiritual awareness as a Buddhist, the exhibition is unlike any other with its audacious use of materials and mystic atmosphere.”
Whitehot MagazineJune 2022
Heavy Metal in Venice: Wallace Chan's TOTEM at the Fondaco Marcello
“As a display taking up the greater part of the exhibition space at the Fondaco Marcello, Totem foregrounds the shattering of our world—doing so in a way which is far more contemplative than might sound at first.”
Forbes ChinaMay 2022
World-Renowned Chinese Artist Wallace Chan’s TOTEM on Exhibit in Venice: From Jewelry to Sculpture, Creating Is Like a Self-Sufficient Ecosystem
“Over the past 50 years, Wallace Chan has created numerous innovations including the mastery of titanium in jewelry making, The Wallace Cut, a patented jadeite luminosity-enhancing technology, the invention of elaborate gemstone settings without metal claws, the Secret Abyss, and The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material that is five times stronger than steel. Having paved the way and brought Chinese jewelry art to the international stage, he is deemed to be a true master artist of China.”
Wallace Chan Living In A Material World
“Wallace Chan has a real love and respect for the materials he uses, and it shows. There is a philosophical side to the work, a universality we can all relate to.”
ATP DiaryMay 2022
Intervista a Wallace Chan | TOTEM al Fondaco Marcello, Venezia
“Interview with Wallace Chan | TOTEM at Fondaco Marcello, Venice”
CGTN EspañolApril 2022
Wallace Chan presenta en Venecia su exposición "Tótem"
Wallace Chan Presents His Exhibition “TOTEM” in Venice
Venice Biennale 2022: Highlights From The Olympics Of The Art World
“The calm, enigmatic face depicted in Chan’s sculpture is an ancestral spirit, a form of totem that expresses the artist’s reverence for the natural world and the innate qualities of the materials he uses in his sculptural work.“
Totem: Wallace Chan’s Hypothetical World
“The installation consisting of iron and titanium elements (including abstract shapes and elongated heads) calls the user to explore every corner of the space, every perspective, every point of view both of creation and, conceptually, of the global view.”
Great Art ExplainedApril 2022
Great Art Cities Explained: Venice Special (Biennale)
CGTN NewsApril 2022
Venice Biennale: Dazzling Creations by Chinese Artist Encourage Reflection and Hope
Kunst als ewige Herausforderung - "TOTEM" von Wallace Chan in der Fondaco Marcello in Venedig
Art as an eternal challenge - "TOTEM" by Wallace Chan at the Fondaco Marcello in Venice
Arts LifeApril 2022
Tutto può essere riparato. Intervista a Wallace Chan in occasione della mostra a Venezia
Everything can be fixed. Interview with Wallace Chan on the occasion of the exhibition in Venice
FAD MagazineApril 2022
INTERVIEW: WALLACE CHAN – TOTEM IN VENICE
“It's clear from his passion and philosophy that he will continue to innovate with materials and that there's a lot more to come from Wallace Chan.”
IL GAZZETTINOApril 2022
“Totem” di Wallace Chan narra i destini del pianeta
“Totem” by Wallace Chan Narrates the Destinies of the Planet
Nuova VeneziaApril 2022
Tutta l’incertezza del mondo nel “Totem” di Wallace Chan
All the Uncertainty in the World in Wallace Chan’s “Totem”
Jiemian NewsApril 2022
Interview with Wallace Chan | From Jewelry to Titanium Sculputre, “Creating is my religion”
"Wallace Chan is not only one of the top artists in the jewelry industry, but also a world-renowned one for his innovations and revolutionary techniques. His influence in Asia, Europe and America is tremendous. In recent years, his achivements in visual art, sculpture and installation art are becoming more well-known. He is known as A Modern Renaissance Man."
TL MagazineApril 2022
Wallace Chan: TOTEM
"Whether it is an intricate piece of unique jewellery or life-sized sculptures, multi-talented artist and designer, Wallace Chan, is a master of materials and technique. His exquisite gem-studded jewellery and impactful artwork are made with thoughtful intention and precision, grounded in his practice as a Buddhist and an experienced craftsman."
Venezia TodayApril 2022
In mostra a Venezia la scultura scomposta di Wallace Chan
Wallace Chan’s Unassembled Sculpture on View in Venice
DA ANISH KAPOOR AI SURREALISTI, LE 11 COSE DA VEDERE A VENEZIA DURANTE LA BIENNALE
From Anish Kapoor to the Surrealists, 11 Things to See in Venice During the Biennale
MOUSSE MagazineApril 2022
Wallace Chan “TOTEM” at Fondaco Marcello, Venice
"From April 20 – October 23, 2022 Chinese multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan, who has pioneered titanium’s unprecedented use for large-scale sculptures, will present his sculpture exhibition “TOTEM” at the Fondaco Marcello in Venice, launching during the opening week of the 59th Venice Biennale."
Yitiao ArtApril 2022
Artist Wallace Chan: Exhibiting in Venice Is a Must-Do in My Life
"Before the exhibition opening, we interviewed Wallace Chan. He said: 'My goal is to create works that transcend all cultures, countries and time.'"
MADE IN BEDMarch 2022
Alison Lo in Conversation with Artist Wallace Chan
“To date, Chan is the only artist to master titanium in artworks of such unprecedented combinations of colour, scale, and complex form. TITANS XIV, a 5-metre high monolithic sculpture, is situated in Cabot Square alongside the works of renowned sculptors Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick.”
China International Import ExpoMarch 2022
Wallace Chan Is Bringing His Masterpieces to the 5th CIIE
Wallace Chan, a world-renowned artist, creates jewelry of enormous importance and influence. His works to be showcased in the exposition will not only be one of the highlights, but will also promote the cultural exchange between China and the rest of the world.
Chinese Multidisciplinary Artist Wallace Chan’s Latest Exhibition in London Showcasing Three of His Never-Seen-Before Sculptures
Wallace Chan’s exhibition TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time will run from 21 February 2022 in London. As part of Canary Wharf’s ongoing public sculpture programme, 10 of Wallace Chan’s large-scale titanium and iron sculptures will be showcased at the vast lobby of the iconic One Canada Square.
Arts & CollectionsFebruary 2022
Wallace Chan Sculptural Exhibition to Launch During 59th Venice Biennale
“The spectacle of Chan’s installation does not belong to a singular form but rather is produced by the relationship between its multiple parts. Once unassembled, the integrity of the sculpture as a unified form is removed, suggesting the fragility and imminent collapse of a previous order.”
The WickFebruary 2022
Discover Wallace Chan
“Like Chan’s majestic, mysterious jewellery, this new body of work reveals his ingenuity, confidence and experimental impulses to dazzling effect. It’s a joy to see his accomplishments in sculpture being celebrated in London.”
Wallace Chan’s Titans holds a mirror to those who would be masters
“Inside One Canada Square though, there is a quieter musing taking place in the form of Hong Kong Chinese artist Wallace Chan’s ‘Titans’ sculpture exhibition.”
Wallace Chan to feature in new documentary – The Art of Materials
“The latest documentary by award-winning director Martina Margaux Cozzi is a visually stimulating portrait of Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan.”
Wharf LifeFebruary 2022
How Wallace Chan’s Titans Sculptures Are Set to Arrive on the Estate – The Multidisciplinary Creator Will Show a Collection of 10 Artworks Made From Titanium and Iron
"His five-metre sculpture Titans XIV is set to be placed in the square as part of his forthcoming exhibition Titans: A Dialogue Between Materials, Space And Time on February 21 and when that happens a loop in time will close.
That’s because it will stand across from Henry Moore’s colossal bronze Draped Seated Woman and, without the English artist’s work as a source of inspiration, it’s likely a showcase of Mr Chan’s work would look very different."
Life/House MagazineJanuary 2022
Wallace Chan TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space and time
"Wallace Chan is one of the world’s most celebrated jewellery artists, but his accomplishments in sculpture – an art form that he has been practicing for almost half a century – are less well known."
Canary WharfJanuary 2022
Wallace Chan – TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space, and time – 04.01.22
"Chinese multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan will showcase 10 of his large-scale titanium and iron sculptures for his exhibition TITANS: A dialogue between materials, space, and time. Located at the vast lobby of the iconic One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, the exhibition will run from 21 February to 8 April as part of their ongoing public sculpture programme."
AIR MagazineDecember 2021
What I Know Now
“To me, life itself is inspiration. We must allow life to inspire us, and that is not difficult at all, so long as we keep our eyes, our minds and our hearts open – not only to new thoughts, but also old ideas; not only to new excitement, but also old existence.”
The AdventurineDecember 2021
The Butterfly Lover
"There is a lot that goes into the craftmanship of Wallace’s butterflies. ‘Forever Dancing – Bright Star,’ which was made in 2013, combines so many materials, including titanium and butterfly wing specimens, as well as the techniques to mount them."
Le Farfalle di Wallace Chan Volano Altissime
"La farfalla nella storia (e in gioielleria) non è certo stata la musa di pochi, anzi. Non molti però sono riusciti a farla volare così in alto come Wallace Chan, conosciuto non a caso anche come l’uomo delle farfalle."
Wallace Chan’s Butterflies Fly High
"Throughout history (and in jewelry) the butterflies have certainly never been the muse of few, quite the opposite. But not many have succeeded in making it fly as high as Wallace Chan, also known as “The Butterfly Man”."
[Impression] Weekly Hot News: 9th Edition of Shanghai ART021
"Wallace Chan is showcasing 26 of his master jewelry art pieces during the exhibition, his 10-meter large scale titanium sculpture form a unique landscape in the exhibition hall."
Robb ReportNovember 2021
From Ai Weiwei Rings to a Wallace Chan Brooch: A New London Exhibition Showcases Artist-Made Jewelry
Sina FinanceNovember 2021
Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan Presents New Work at ART021
"From insects and fishbones from ten million years ago, to nebulae and the mundane world; from the imagination of the nature to the stream of consciousness that goes beyond time and space, the artist’s interpretation of art is multi-dimensional."
9th Edition of ART021 Shanghai: In the Name of Art, But More Than Art
"In the past years, the major hallways to the center of the main hall were usually occupied by blue-chip galleries. This year, there is a special booth – the booth of jewelry artist Wallace Chan is located at the end of the main hall."
Wallace Chan: Time Carver; ART021’s Special Exhibition Opening
"According to James Putnam, former curator of the British Museum’s Contemporary Arts and Cultures Programme, Wallace Chan’s multi-disciplinary art practice is “radical and unprecedented”, and that the artist’s “skills at creating both miniature and monumental sculptures seem to give him unique insight into the connection between the Microcosm and Macrocosm that characterizes his practice.”"
Wallace Chan’s Book, ‘Winged Beauty,’ Is A Study Of His Butterfly Jewels
"Chan as a high jewelry artist has broken new ground in numerous ways during a career that began when he opened a gem carving studio in 1973 at the age of 16."
3 Questions With Wallace Chan, One Of The Top Names In Asian Contemporary High Jewelry
"I have always been a painter, carver and sculptor, working with gemstones, metals and other materials to express my experiences, thoughts and feelings."
Bloomberg BusinessweekOctober 2021
Wallace Chan Contemplates the Universe with a Humble Heart
"Since the very beginning, Wallace Chan’s jewelry pieces have been more than just luxury goods - they are a form of art."
Tatler ChinaSeptember 2021
Wallace Chan Lives His Dreams and Reality In Between Being Awake and Asleep
"Superb carving skill is only one of the many artistic attainments achieved by Wallace Chan. What make him important are his constant innovations, experimentation, as well as exploration of materials."
Sculpture MagazineSeptember 2021
“Envisioning the sculptures, he pushed them into existence. His works are the products of persistence, a patience of mammoth proportions, and a captivating energy that emanates from them still.”
InTime MagazineJul-Aug 2021
“The artist applies a working method to titanium similar to the one used for his jewellery, working on each stage of the process: modelling, casting, carving, welding and assembling. The result is a series of monumental works.”
Art Style MagazineAugust 2021
Wallace Chan Prophane Deities
"Profound, spiritual research is expressed here, connected with the Buddhist Zen experience Chan had in 2001. Ambiguities and dualisms burst out from all the exhibited sculptures.”
Solitaire InternationalAugust 2021
Wallace Chan: Modern-day Renaissance Artist
“WALLACE CHAN, the Leonardo da Vinci of the jewellery world, is a gem carver, sculptor, painter, researcher, jewellery artist, and a philosopher, who conjures magical creations that have a dream-like quality to them. He’s an alchemist, who can transform any material into wondrous works of bejewelled art. The gifted artist envisions images and patterns in his mind’s eye to create the impossible.”
When Titanium Meets Gemstones: Don't Miss Out on Wallace Chan's Jewelry Art Exibition
China Business NewsJuly 2021
Using Porcelain And Titanium To Create Jewelry, Wallace Chan Is the Most Popular Chinese Jewelry Artist
"As the most famous Chinese jewelry artist in the world, Wallace Chan is well known for his avant-garde jewelry art creations, as well as his innovations such as The Wallace Cut and The Wallace Chan Porcelain. He is always striving to connect jewelry with technology."
Xinhua News AgencyJuly 2021
Wallace Chan's Solo Exhibition Opens in Shanghai, Showcasing Jewelry Art Creations
Southern Metropolis DailyJuly 2021
Wallace Chan: “Jewelry is more than adornment – it is a storyteller”
“For Chan, jewelry is more than adornment – it is a storyteller, a carrier of heritage, a reflection of the times, and a way of realizing his dreams.”
Wallace Chan: “I am a dreamer; every jewelry creation is my dream come true"
“His jewelry creations are more than just sketches. The artist, by close observation, uncovers the stories of everything in the universe.”
SHINE by Shanghai DailyJuly 2021
Jewelry That Encapsulates an Artist’s Dreams
“Each selected work is unique - from the micro world of insects to the vastness of the seas, from the realistic depiction of a blossom to the abstract representation of consciousness. The artist's interpretation of life is multi-dimensional, comprising vivid imagery through his intricate work with sapphires, diamonds, titanium, jade and more.”
China DailyJuly 2021
Jewelry Art Exhibition in Shanghai Unfolds Parallel Dreams
“Wallace Chan’s exhibition in Shanghai shows his creative ideas, aesthetic pursuits and technical innovations.”
The Museum of Natural History Opens an Exhibit of Sparkling Animals
“Then, two seconds later, your heart is breaking over a massive dragonfly of diamonds and colored stones by the modern master Wallace Chan.”
South China Morning PostJune 2021
How Michaelangelo Opened a Famous Jewellery Designer’s Eyes to a New World With His Dramatic Carvings Full of Tension, Power and Movement
“I don’t want to be confined either. I just want to create. I paint, I sculpt, I create jewellery pieces, I invent new techniques or innovate with old materials.”
Tatler TaiwanJune 2021
Along With Its Reopening, Amen Venice Presents Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan’s Monumental Sculpture
“Wallace Chan became an apprentice carver at the age of 16. He has been in the art industry for almost 5 decades but still, his ideas never run dry.”
We WealthJune 2021
Wallace Chan, l'intaglio dell'anima e la forza dei Titani
“Il maestro celebre per i suoi gioielli intagliati ha scelto Venezia per la sua prima esposizione mondiale di sculture. Un ritorno alle origini, fra anelito all'eternità e coscienza del deperimento.”
Wallace Chan, the carving of the soul and the strength of the Titans
“The master famous for his carved jewels has chosen Venice for his first world exhibition of sculptures. A return to the origins, between the longing for eternity and the awareness of decay.”
Wallace Chan Exhibits His Titanium Sculptures in Venice
“It would be too simple to call Wallace Chan a jeweller, celebrated and revered though he is in that field. Chan is also an artist, a sculptor, an engineer, a philosopher and an innovator. With his inquisitive mind and a dedicated passion for his craft, his creations do more than just look beautiful – they’re also provocative.”
LA NUOVA VENEZIAMay 2021
Il monaco ora scultore «Dialogo con i materiali»
Then monk now sculptor "Dialogue with materials"
LA NUOVA VENEZIAMay 2021
Titanio, ferro e acciaio
Le sculture di Chan dialogano con il tempo
“Dal 20 maggio al 31 ottobre (con preview il 19 maggio) sarà presentata al Fondaco Marcello la prima grande mostra di scultura di Wallace Chan, multidisciplinare artista cinese.”
Titanium, iron and steel
Chan's sculptures communicate with time
“From May 20 to October 31 (with vernissage on May 19), the first major sculpture exhibition by Wallace Chan, a multidisciplinary Chinese artist, will be presented at the Fondaco Marcello.”
South China Morning PostMay 2021
Venice 2021: Hong Kong’s Ambition on Show at the Architecture Biennale, While Titanium Sculptor Wallace Chan Keeps Faith With the Italian City
“The sculptures are both beautiful and haunting, reflecting Chan’s life journey.”
IL GAZZETTINOMay 2021
Chan, titanio per leggere il tempo
“Al Fondaco Marcello l’esposizione delle opere di uno dei più celebri artisti di gioielleria a livello mondiale”
Chan, titanium to read the time
“At the Fondaco Marcello, the exhibition of the works of one of the most famous jewelry artists in the world”
CORRIERE DEL VENETOMay 2021
Da Georg Baselitz a Bruce Nauman, da Campigli che guarda agli etruschi al dialogo a due tra Perriand e Gehry
“Al Fondaco Marcello Titans propone la prima grande mostra di scultura di Wallace Chan, multidisciplinare artista cinese, con una serie di «titaniche» statue in titanio e ferro.”
From Georg Baselitz to Bruce Nauman, from Campigli who looks into the Etruscans to the two-way dialogue between Perriand and Gehry
"At the Fondaco Marcello, Titans proposes the first major sculpture exhibition by Wallace Chan, a multidisciplinary Chinese artist, with a series of colossal statues in titanium and iron."
Harper’s Bazaar ArtMay 2021
How Does Chinese Artist Wallace Chan Charm Venice With His Sculptures?
"That is the reason why Wallace Chan is more of a contemporary artist than a designer. His insatiable curiosity urges him to work in multiple disciplines and gives him numerous identities. Never caring about the labels attached to him, he said, 'I have never thought much about my identity. I am a jewelry artist when I am creating jewelry, and I am a sculptor when I am making sculptures. I am just someone who is passionate about creating.'"
Wallace Chan’s First Sculpture Exhibition Opens In Venice
“Wallace Chan is known for his original dreamlike artistic jewels that have been acclaimed throughout the world. What perhaps many people don’t know about him is that he produces art in multiple mediums. This includes many sculptures made of titanium, his favorite material.”
The New York TimesMarch 2021
The Brooch Was Ripe For Revival
"A Forever Dancing - Bright Star Brooch by Wallace Chan, 2013"
LIFE MagazineMarch 2021
"Memories in life are vital clues to the recreation of the past, reconstruction of the present and rebuilding of the future. Since the Titanium Period, Wallace Chan has incorporated the imagery of a newborn into his works, embodying possibly his own self. The process of evolution, is a process which revolves around reinventing oneself and the world."
21st Century Business HeraldMarch 2021
Master Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan's Works Transcend the Splendor in the World
"Wallace Chan's journey to become a worldwide acclamied artist has been a roller coaster ride. "I appreciate all the opportunities that I have encountered in life," he says."
ELLE MENMarch 2021
"My World is in a Different Dimension" - Wallace Chan
"Beloved by many jewelry and art collectors, 'Wallace Chan' is more than just a label; it is the embodiment of the artist's life stories and philosophies."
Interview with Legendary Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan – “I use sculpture as a medium to converse with materials and time”
"As the first contemporary jewelry artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum, Wallace Chan's achievements in jewelry art are well recognized. Yet, in addition to his role as a jewelry artist, Wallace Chan is also continuously experimenting with sculptures."
Art Collection + DesignMarch 2021
The Notion of Time In This Earthly World - Wallace Chan Uses Titanium to Create the Universe of Titans
"Wallace Chan, the first Chinese contemporary jewelery artist whose work is included in the permanent collection of the British Museum, has long been the leading jewelery artist in the Chinese world. Yet, his achievements in the visual arts have yet been revealed."
Financial TimesFebruary 2021
From Jewelry Apprentice to Contemporary Artist
"Since the 1970s, Wallace Chan has earned international acclaim for his jewelry pieces. Now, he lives a simple life, and amazes the contemporary art world with his titanium sculptures."
China DailyFebruary 2021
Celebrated Jewelry Designer to Show Sculptures in Venice
"Wallace Chan is celebrated for his talent in jewelry design and cutting ... But what's less known of Chan is that he has been making sculptures for more than four decades."
The Journal of The Gemmological Association of Hong KongNovember 2020
Interview with Jewellery Master Mr Wallace Chan
"Wallace Chan is a creator of unique jewellery pieces. He is recognised worldwide for his skill and innovation."
THE NEW YORK TIMESNovember 2020
Why Is Jewelry 'Coveted'?
"'The great designers are all wild,' she said. 'They don't fight their desire to create something. That's the wildness.' Melanie Grant cited as an example the Chinese designer Wallace Chan, a virtuoso stonecutter, who came up with the improbable technique of carving gems submerged in water."
Wallace Chan’s First Porcelain Jewel On View At British Museum
"While Wallace Chan was in London in September 2019, the first jewel made with his proprietary unbreakable porcelain was placed on exhibit at the British Museum. It’s the first work by a contemporary jewelry artist that the venerable museum chose to include in its permanent collection."
DE LIMBURGERMarch 2020
Kunstenaar Wallace Chan: geestelijk vader van peperdure sieraden, maar ook een bescheiden monnik
Artist, scientist, alchemist and Buddhist monk. Wallace Chan gave a lecture about his work and life at the Maastricht Art Academy.
The TelegraphAugust 2019
The Jewellery mastermind behind 'Unbreakable Porcelain' - and why the waiting list for his art is years long
"Over the last 45 years he has become one of the most visionary and influential forces in the world of high jewellery."
Hong Kong Master Jeweler Wallace Chan Exhibits His Wearable Sculptures At The TEFAF Maastricht
"With each piece crafted to narrate a unique story or illustrate a philosophical thought, the spiritual materializes into dramatic jewelry."
MING PAOJanuary 2019
The Exhibition of Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan: Revealing the Inner World of Gemstones
"Wallace Chan is the world’s leading Chinese jewelry artist. He exhibited at world-class art fairs such as The European Fine Arts Fair (TEFAF), and was named the “Carving Prodigy from Asia” by German media."
Jewellery Design: Art and artistry of Wallace Chan
"Wallace Chan is not only a veteran artist, but also an innovator."
CHINA DAILYJanuary 2019
Wallace Chan: The Teacher and The Student
"Wallace Chan is an acclaimed Hong Kong-based jeweller who has attained international success through his innovation in techniques and materials."
ORIENTAL DAILYJanuary 2019
The Art of Jewellery Shapeshifting
"He rocks the jewelry world through devoting decades into the marriage of art and technology."
THE ECONOMISTDecember 2018
An appreciation of porcelain in four objects
"There is plenty to be charmed by in Mr Chan’s invention."
Wallace Chan Unveils 14 Jewels Made With Unbreakable Porcelain
"Those familiar with Chan’s creations will see that while the material may be innovative, his designs are typical Wallace Chan, which means they are not typical at all."
ROBB REPORTNovember 2018
This Jewelry Designer Has Created Porcelain That You Cannot Break
"Over the last four decades, the Hong Kong-based artist (now 62) has drawn international attention for being a jewelry pioneer in not just design, but materials and craftsmanship."
1843 MAGAZINENovember 2018
"Chan mastered the metal by ditching the methods he used for other precious metals and inventing new ones."
Master jeweler invents unbreakable porcelain
"Every day Wallace Chan “communicates” with the universe, turning rough, ancient gemstones into extraordinary pieces of jewelry."
High Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan Invents Unbreakable Porcelain
"He is distinguished among high jewelers because he not only creates the designs but does much of the artisan work himself."
THE NEW YORK TIMESJuly 2018
This Porcelain is Tougher Than It Looks
"His discovery, after all, has the potential to change the industry."
1843 MAGAZINEJune/July 2017
Wallace Chan on a jade cicada
It might take me 20 years to acquire their ability. Would it be worth it? Would I give up 20 years of my life to make something like this? I thought that, yes, it would be worth it – because when I looked at the cicada I saw a whole world.
ROBB REPORTFebruary 2017
Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan's Sizable New Brooch Can Be Worn or Displayed as Art
"Jewelry artist Wallace Chan conveys his Chinese heritage and Zen philosophy in one- offs such as this cicada brooch."
"He doesn’t merely set gems; he transforms them."
FINANCIAL TIMESSeptember 2016
Wallace Chan thinks dragons are no drag
"Today collectors are captivated by his philosophical, sculptural creations which merge eastern and western sensibilities, ancient crafts and new technologies, especially novel use of titanium."
ROBB REPORT USAJuly 2016
10 of the Most Influential Jewelry Designers from the Last 40 Years
CHINA DAILY USAMarch 2016
Wallace Chan: bringing stones to life
"…the first Chinese jewelry artist ever invited to exhibit at TEFAF in Maastricht, Europe’s most prestigious art fair."
1843 MAGAZINENovember 2016
The Power of Asian Taste
"His popularity has spread far beyond Hong Kong."
THE NEW YORK TIMESDecember 2015
The stone is me
"He has the curiosity, courage and, above all, the talents to push boundaries, artistically and geographically. He is one of the first Chinese jewelry artists to make his name in the international arena."
The Dreamlike World of Wallace Chan on Exhibit in Hong Kong
"His techniques are original and are the result of painstaking effort that in most cases takes years to accomplish."
How Did The Human Face Appear in a Gemstone?
"These pieces of jewelry carry such an aura of exclusivity that it is rare to find a Chan piece on the open market."
Chinese Collectors jet in to buy Wallace Chan jewels at Biennale
"This is where jewelry meets art at the highest level."
Carving Humans into Precious Stone
"Wallace Chan is one of Asia’s most influential jewellery designers."
THE ECONOMISTSeptember 2014
Asian Star: A Hong Kong designer, Wallace Chan is about to become much better known
"The jewels he makes are delicate and deeply reflect his Zen Buddhist philosophy. They are also technically innovative."