Olivia Fine Art, formerly Olyvia Oriental, was founded in 2005 by Olyvia Kwok, and quickly established itself as a leading gallery in contemporary Chinese painting in the UK. Since then, it has enjoyed great success promoting Chinese artists from the post 1989 avant-garde movements, and those born in the wake of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The gallery has been dedicated to establishing Chinese contemporary art as an integral part of international contemporary art.
Having successfully promoted the Asian scene, the gallery has recently expanded its market to include Western modern and contemporary art. Its aim is to show international emerging and established Chinese and Asian artists in juxtaposition with Western contemporary artists and their modern forbears.
While embracing this new direction, Olyvia Fine Art will remain focused on contemporary Chinese art. The gallery will continue to represent acclaimed Chinese names including Ling Jian, Guo Jin, He Sen, Zong Biao and Zeng Chuanxing, alongside young talented artists like Han Yajuan, and Ren Zhenyu, who characterize pop and kitsch trends. Concurrently, the gallery will promote artists such as Xiaoyan and Zhang Peng, whose works are among the most extreme and controversial in Chinese contemporary art.