Archive for the ‘Naço Gallery SHANGHAI’ Category


4 juin 2012

Shanghai Naço Gallery is proud to announce it’s new exhibition: Short Animation Films Screening, presenting Lei Leis’ animation work.

Lei Lei is a poetic  artist yet very aware of the realities of the world around us. Through charming graphic designs, powerful colors, abundant images and precise details, he brings us into his lyrical yet very realistic vision of the world. The cheerful rather light-hearted music emphasizes the satirical and humorous tone the artist is using to point at topics of current interests or highlight human behaviors presented in his meticulously-executed pieces of work.

Rising new generation animation artist with his hands on graphic design, illustration, short cartoon, graffiti and Hip-Hop music, Leilei founded design group « Raydesign studio » when still in school (2005) and won Zongri Cup design competitions’ golden prize In 2007.

Born in Beijing, Lei Lei studied in renowned Tsinghua University where he got his bachelors’ degree in animation. His work was first presented at the Shenzhen & HongKong Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture in 2007. Lei Lei has also exhibited « Moon Landing Plan » in 2008 at the Nike Dunk Arts Exhibition and « Yali or ET » at the « instant comix » in HongKong and got awarded – Best Art Design in Animation at the International Animation Festival.



23 novembre 2011

With the exhibition of Herman Mao’s talented work, the Naço Gallery aims at fostering sensitivity to contemporary urban forms and opening people’s eyes to changing “habitus”. The understanding of today’s world helps us to better reconsider the conservation of our patrimony. Out of it result our desire for architecture and will to always promote creative thinking.

We value Herman’s pictures as a personal way to observe diverse horizons and look at things. Highlighting a world in ruins, totally lost in the reflection of itself, his approach indirectly points out the collapse of an empire as well as a collective imagination. The end of the American dream facing the slowdown of the Asian Tiger Miracle opens the floor for discussion.

Indeed, with Philadelphia years, we can witness the narration of crumbling urban territories where buildings fall apart and remain skeletons of deserted landscapes. Railways, children mental hospital, residential houses, cars, factories, even state penitentiary, the all city seems to have turned into an open air garbage dump yet with a poetic and strong meaning.

On the other hand, Treasure Island Wonderdreams puts special emphasis on the soul of architecture projects and the nostalgia of an era: the 60’s in Taiwan. In this peaceful wild environment, colors have lost their brilliance and brightness. What used to be perceived as “avant garde” is now sentenced to erosion, dismantling and deterioration.

And finally, nature starts to embrace life again over there…


12 octobre 2011

Emily recently moved to Hong Kong in May 2011.

Graduated in Paris, at ENSAD ( Ecole nationale superieure des Arts Decoratifs in June 2007) Major Graphic Design, Emilie has been living and working in Japan (Tokyo) as a graphic designer, illustrator for W+K Tokyo Office for about two years (2009-2011) and W+K Shanghai for a year from (2008 to 2009).

“I have always been attracted by things, places, people that are different. It inspires my work. I arrived in Asia four years ago and I find difficult to leave it. Asia is so dynamic, exciting, so many things are happening or about to happen.

“Living in unfamiliar places, cities, countries, are always a challenge, sometimes very uneasy, but it makes you know yourself more, it makes you create things that you might never have been able to imagine before.”

I left Shanghai 3 years ago, and I’m really excited to go back there and have a show in the first asian city I moved in after Paris. I have a lot of good memories there because I was constantly discovering things, from a new culture.

I moved to Asia, many people are asking me : “What is your favorite city? Shanghai? Tokyo? Hong-Kong?” And every time it’s quite hard to answer that question. I also realized that places are related to your emotions, sensibility, love stories, that build the perception of the environment you live in. That’s why lots of daily and casual things, such as food, basic objects, people faces, are often represented along with a sentence, a thought, that I might had when looking at these things, that surrounds me, that are part of my own strange french-asian world.”


5 juillet 2011


26 mai 2011


18 avril 2011

The human brain classifies and sorts information in two categories through the intermediary of the hippocampus, a sort of Grand Central Station of the mind. Each and every person, animal, object, place and sign that you will encounter during the course of your life will pass through its doors.


L’esprit humain classe chaque information en 2 catégories par l’intermédiaire de l’hippocampe, sorte de chatelet-les-halles de l’information. Chaque personne, animal, objet, lieux, marque que vous êtes susceptible de croiser tout au long de votre vie passe par la.


18 avril 2011

Naço Galerie is proud to present the solo show “Octagon” from art director Charles MUNKA Ques, aka Charles Munka has been creating artwork in Hong Kong for over a year now. His jagged urban landscapes shout of disconnection through a cacophany of ever building shapes and sounds on giant canvasses. Those familiar with the emerging L.A experimental beat scene will be familiar with his style, as he has toured extensively throughout Asia, America and Europe creating his art live at large gigs in major cities with the Brainfeeder crew. His gateway to the Westside came via Andrew Meza of BTS Radio in LA, who in thoroughly modern fashion met through MySpace and began collaborating on logos and designs for the music.



18 avril 2011

Florent started his photography career shooting for Paris news agencies and his television career producing and directing documentaries and TV series. He moved to the USA from 1992 to 1997 (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco) where he directed music video’s special effects, designed and managed interactive interface projects and advertising campaigns. His photography work has been featured in US mass media. He moved to Shanghai in 2003, photographed and directed films for the city’s highest skyscrapers and five-star hotels. He also worked with fashion magazines and later on presented the exhibition « Culture Clash ». In 2007, He directed « Rush », a TV spot announcing the first Shanghai eARTS festival. Today’s “Shanghai Beats 1.0” is a new version of his Shanghai Compass 1.0 Installation + Photo Exhibition that includes new urban beats. 20 Shanghai Compass 1.0 HD films were presented @ MoCA Shanghai, in October & November 2007. Shanghai Compass 1.0 Installation + Photo Exhibition were presented @ Duolun Museum of Modern Arts in July 2008 in a solo show and in March 2010 at The Nut with DJ Undercover. In Paris, Le Cube Digital Arts Center presented World Compass Beta in April 2009 and World Compass 1.0 in February 2010. Let yourself flow in the new films of Florent Nicolas Wendling and get a new architectural urban feeling and view of Shanghai.


18 avril 2011

“Beauty is a form of talent. In reality, it is even greater than talent, as beauty needs no explanation.” The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde

Naço Galerie is proud to present its 5th exhibition, a talented shanghainese artist, Mu Xi. City-dweller and poet, Zhang Zhenyu, alias Mu Xi, is a 100 % made in Shanghai artist. Born and raised in Shanghai in the 80’s, he attended the Shanghai Arts & Crafts College and majored in Design in 2002. His “Portraits of Youth” offer a poetic reflection on nature, life and the human body. Mu Xi’s Art work is firstly created by sketch on paper then edited on computer design technologies.


18 avril 2011

The term ¨Bad Painting¨ can also be use to described the works of Yuan Chongyin, Frederic Matagne and Johann Rivat. But in this case it’s more a common based that they used to create a dialog between their different cultures and experiences, and to exchange about their similar practice: ¨the painted picture¨. As they define themselves: ¨the painting is a picture that think. It is a visual experience for both the artist and the viewer¨. Their paintings are emerging while doing. It is a process that brings thought and action together, one responding to the other. At the beginning it is never define what the ¨painted picture¨ will be. To paint is an experience. For these artists, art does not deliver a message, it is not an illustration and they are not helping the viewer to found it. It is simply a singular regard on the world we live in try to be available to other. It is a ¨sharing experience¨. It is a relationship, which does not work all the time. For a relation to work both parties need to be available, to listen and to talk. At the end, it is you, the viewer that finish the painting.