Originated in Chongqing City, the “19” Original Gallery is a national comprehensive gallery dedicated to the development of culture and the art industry, combining art collections, exhibitions, businesses and academics. It focuses on searching, cultivating and improving the potential Chinese middle-aged and young artists.
He Jian, a native of Sichuan, graduated from the Southwest University Academy of Fine Arts School. He then founded He Jian Art Studio in 2008 and then created “19” Original Gallery in 2009. His art pieces have been collected by art institutions in China and internationally.
This prestigious opening event was attended by more than 100 VIP guests such as government officials, art and history intellectuals, local media and friends of Kempinski to celebrate this unique occasion. Mr. Patrick Ritter, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Chongqing commented: "such an event bridges the Kempinski arts program with local artists and represents our commitment to support the artistic talents in Chongqing City and the region.“ At the conclusion of the exhibition, a silent auction, featuring a notable art piece by He Jian, and several prestigious hotel gift vouchers, was opened for all guests. The proceeds, RMB8,500.00 (EURO1,050), from the auction will be donated to Lindu elementary school in He Chuang District