27 January 2016
Hua Gallery is pleased to launch its new online exhibition “Interwoven Abstractions”, featuring dynamic visions by the globally acclaimed Gao Brothers and rising star Le Guo. The show will run from 27 January until 8 May 2016.
Curated by London-based Contemporary Chinese Art Specialist, Dagmar Carnevale Lavezzoli, this exhibition presents a stunning selection of abstract artworks, both photography and painting.
Le Guo, Cosmic Diagrammatics, 2015, 140x100.5cm, mixed media on canvas
As a response to the violence of current historical events and to the cynicism and commercialisation of the art started with the era of Andy Warhol in the 1960s, the Gao Brothers and Le Guo foster an enthusiastic and sparkling new vision of human existence, evoking expressionist experiences rich in poetry and magic.
Gao Brothers, Lost No.4, 2015, 100x75cm, photography
By exploring the potential of photography, in this new series of works the Gao Brothers create visions that hint at the natural world, the quality of light and shadow and the infinitude of space, as well as expressing their concern for environmental issues and their desire to re-connect to nature in its purest form.
Gao Brothers, Autumn No.5 / Summer No.5, 2015, 60x120cm , photography
There is a sense of transformation and repetition running through the images…Cyclic patterns evoke the rhythm of nature, reflecting its tension between the areas of colours and the sketchy lines.
Le Guo, Cosmic Chromatics, 2015, 140x100cm, mixed media on paper
Differently, Le Guo employs oil, acrylic and spray on canvas or paper. His work presents a continuous dialogue between outward forces and inward impulses, perceived by the artist as energy of nature and human spirit. Through dynamic penetrations of light and interplays of colours, his paintings oscillate between prismatic fragmentations and vibrant brushstrokes.
Gao Brothers, The Ruins No.2, 2015, 100x65cm, photography
Beijing-based artist the Gao Brothers have been collected by worldwide prestigious museums such as:
- Centre Pompidou in Paris
- Saatchi Gallery in London
- China National Museum in Beijing
- Moma in San Francisco
- Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal
- Kemper Museum in Contemporary Art in Kansas City
They have steadily accrued notoriety since the mid-1980s, largely thanks to a wide range of artworks of a political nature and humanitarian stance. Read more
Rising star, London-based artist, Le Guo has been living in England for the past twenty years and has since presented his art at important venues such as:
- Barbican Centre
- The British Museum
- Sotheby’s Institute of Art
- The Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts
- Xi'An Academy of Fine Arts in China
His work is largely influenced by both Western Expressionism and Surrealism as well as by ancient Eastern philosophies such as Taoism. Read more