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‘Triple Domes:’ Works by Huang Zhe, Hong Dan and Yang Fang Tao, curated by Peng Jie

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Opening / Event Date:
4 November, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
1 January, 2017
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In ancient Chinese philosophy, a dome is a metaphor for heaven, an unreachable boundary for all human life perpetuating beneath. A dome can also reflect an individual consciousness or truth, which is shaped by experiences of time and space to create memories, dreams and illusions.

Karin Weber Gallery is excited to present three new Chinese artists in ‘Triple Domes: Works by Huang Zhe, Hong Dan and Yang Fang Tao.’ ‘Triple Domes’ echo each artist’s own time and memory streams, loosely shaped by a shared national boundary and ethnicity, yet entirely individual in the way that perceived boundaries are transcended and new expressive heights are reached.

By skilfully combining painting and laser materials, Huang Zhe presents what diffusion would look like when the spectrum of light is dissolved. Inspiring these dazzling works is the artist’s own fascination with the contemporary cityscape’s innate interrelationship, one that is both addictive and mesmerizing. Hong Dan’s paintings adopt distinctive forms of mutation. The interplay between materials and their presentation is what can be seen in diaries or albums, connecting the lives and thoughts of the past and presence, showcasing different colors and textures. Yang Fang Tao’s solitary boy in blue is someone who looks for a return to his own secrets under the dome of heaven, be it in nature or in the city, he runs, gazing upward, as he circles among maze-like pathways.

About the Artists:

Huang Zhe (b. 1984, lives and works in Shanghai) Graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2010 with a MFA, majoring in sculpture. Huang has mainly shown in Shanghai, including the 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Lingang Contemporary Art Museum, the SPSI Art Museum and MOCA Shanghai. International shows include the Kraine Gallery in New York and a 2007 residency in Paris. Huang Zhe’s works are in major private collections in Shanghai and Beijing, as well as the UBS corporate collection.

Hong Dan (b.1982 in Pujiang, Zhejiang Province, China)

Currently teaching at Zhejiang University of Media Communication, Hong holds a MFA from the Department of Oil Painting at the China Academy of Art, and a BA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zhejiang Normal University (2004), also with a major in oil painting. Her key shows to date include Van Art Space, Hangzhou, China and ‘Annals of Floating Islands’ at Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong.

Yang Fang Tao (b.1985, Shantao, Guangdong Province, China)

Yang graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2008, and has shown widely in Guangzhou, with some initial exposure in Beijing and Shanghai. This is his/ her debut show in Hong Kong.


About the Curator:

Peng Jie (b.1977, lives and works in Shanghai and Shenzhen)

Curator and founder of Shenzhen-based art consultancy HUXIA PRJOECTS, Peng Jie holds a MA from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and a BA from Huazhong Normal University. Before setting up his own consultancy, Peng was active as the Executive Vice Director of the Zhi Art Museum in Chengdu, and Head of Research and Curation at the OCT Art and Design Gallery in Shenzhen, and Curator in Guangdong Art Museum.


Opening Reception: 3/11/2016 (Thursday), 6-9pm


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