Virtual Visionary: How Shanyan Koder Is Taking the Art World Digital
In this exclusive Cover Story for Hong Kong Tatler, Hua Founder Shanyan Koder speaks about her passion for fine art and how she foresees the online potential in the art world.
Featured in the July issue of Hong Kong Tatler.
"It’s no wonder Shanyan Koder has forged an enviable reputation as a trusted adviser to serious art collectors and institutions—after all, she is the daughter of renowned collector Canning Fok. Now the creative London-based entrepreneur is shaking up the art market with a digital revolution."
"Shanyan founded Hua, a gallery in Mayfair, a decade ago to introduce the collectors of London to emerging Eastern talent, but she shuttered the physical gallery space a few years ago when she had her children. She relaunched Hua about six months ago, but as an online-only proposition. “We are basically an artist agency for the roster of artists we represent in the Chinese contemporary art world,” she says. “We serve not just collectors; we also work with galleries, institutions, museums and the trade. Interior designers, property agencies, advisories, ateliers... and so it’s a very wide range of clients that we now have."
“Hua has recently partnered with galleries... and, this month, the Hua-represented contemporary calligrapher Qin Feng is shown at Blain|Southern London in dialogue with the late Californian abstract painter Ed Moses.”
Shanyan with her favourite work by Hua artist Qin Feng at the Blain|Southern opening night on 18 July.
Ed Moses & Qin Feng
19 July – 14 September 2019
4 Hanover Square
London W1S 1BP