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Exhibition February 15 − March 16, 2019

Painting and existence

At the exhibition"Painting and existence" The Tang Contemporary Art Gallery in Hong Kong features works by famous artists Gutai, Danseahva and Chinese abstract artists, including Ding Yi, Shang Yang, Yu Yuhan, Chen Wenji, Tang Ping, Zhu Jinshi, Kazuo Shiraga, Sedzo Simamoto, Atsuko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Yun Hyun Keun.

In Gutai art, the human spirit and material “stretch each other’s arms”. Kazuo Shiraga painted huge canvases with his feet, Sedzo Simamoto threw glass bottles filled with paint on canvas, Atsuko Tanaka created geometric patterns in the form of lamps and electrical circuits, Tsuyoshi Maekawa used the rough texture of the surface of the burlap to apply adhesive and oil paint. The Gutai movement is an integral part of the history of modern Asian art.

Danseahva - Korean monochrome painting. Artists not only use white, but also black, red, blue, yellow, green, and neutral colors, such as brown, beige, and gray, which are considered “rejection” colors. They tried to reveal the spiritual, material and executive nature, superior color.

After the 1980s, having experienced the influence of Western abstract art, Chinese contemporary artists began to create abstract paintings. Shang Yang presented his artistic concept. Din Yi is considered the pioneer of Chinese abstract art. Yu Yuhan is one of the most representative artists of political pop art in the avant-garde art movement of the 1990s.