Launched on May 13, 2015, Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai has teamed up with young artist Tang BoJun for a three-month interactive art workshop. This art space showcases creativity and fashion through a dynamic pop-up workshop.
Inspired by the Shikumen photography walking tour with Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, as well as the energy found throughout Shanghai’s creative spaces, the workshop aims to approach the spirit of traditional architecture with modern perspectives. This interactive approach allows Hotel guests and friends to feel the dynamic fusion of art and life – all happening on location – with the artist in person.
The art workshop at Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai operates daily. Guests can visit the workshop and talk with the artist, and even request a custom portrait oil painting. For guests who have enjoyed the Shikumen photography walking tour, it would be a good idea to have an image painted of their experience as a long lasting glimpse of Shanghai’s beauty of past and present, east and west.
In 1980, Tang BoJun was born in China’s Hunan Province, which is known for its spicy food and natural landscapes. With a strong interest in art even from a young age, BoJun was influenced by his family members, who have generations of artistic tradition. After graduating from Fuzhou Art Academy, BoJun dedicated his career to oil painting. He moved to Shanghai in 2009. Since then, he has formed his own unique styles and has been recognised in China’s fast-growing art scene. Many of his works are collected by industry insiders, and some of his works have been commissioned by national art organisations.
“We’re delighted to be working with Tang BoJun to offer our guests a new lifestyle experience like none other,” says Fredrik Blomqvist, Hotel Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai. “In conjunction with the upcoming unveiling of Hotel’s newly designed guest rooms, this collaboration with Tang BoJun and his workshop will be another perfect surprise for Hotel guests.”