GAO XIANG: INTERROGATING DREAMS
30 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER
One week only
KATRINE LEVIN GALLERIES
First ever U.K. show by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, Gao Xiang. Meet the artist and see his works.
Gao Xiang's works are collected by museums in Asia and Europe; his installations have been commissioned for public spaces from China to Paris; and he has been widely exhibited by galleries and museums in Asia and internationally, including France and the United States. This is the first time he brings his work to the U.K.
Born in 1971 in Kunming, the capital of China’s stunning Yunnan Province, Gao Xiang received a Ph.D. from the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, and splits his time between studios in Kunming and Beijing.
Gao Xiang's poetic works are steeped in Chinese traditions and mythology, balancing between dreams and reality, abstract and figurative.
Gao Xiang’s paintings, inks on paper, silk prints, and installations are an examination of the human spirit, felt in the timelessness of his landscapes and the imagery of animals, especially that of the horse. For Gao Xiang, the horse is a complex force that both holds the mysteries of the universe and is a symbolic extension of his soul.
His acrylic glass installations follow the theme of his paintings and works on paper while exploring the 17th century Chinese landscaping concept of "borrowed scenery". The transparency of the glass transforms the installation depending on the colour and texture of the background.