New York’s Frederieke Taylor Gallery will be exhibiting a series of ten watercolors (each in a limited and personalized edition of two) by architect Steven Holl at the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE), taking place in Bejing from April 25 – 28. Holl produced these watercolors throughout the design process of a number of his Chinese projects. CIGE, in its fifth year, is one of Asia’s most prominent international art fairs.
Throughout his career, Steven Holl has been an avid watercolorist, painting as often as possible in order to connect the subjective and the objective in his signature style. The watercolors are a personal and unpredictable way of inspiring the open thinking and free feeling that drive the designs of Steven Holl Architects.
Steven Holl states about the watercolor process: “There is a joy in this way of beginning; it’s inspiring and light, and I feel it’s in my blood. I open my eyes. It’s a new unpredictable day; I have a yearning, and it’s unappeasable sometimes”.
Two of the projects represented in the exhibition are currently under construction and scheduled for completion later this year: the Linked Hybrid in Beijing – a group of eight towers and 660 geothermal wells linked by public sky-bridges– and the Museum of Architecture and Art in Nanjing.