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On the 14th of October at 19:30, Gao’s Gallery Beijing will open a special exhibition for the great Chinese-French artist T’ang Haywen,  » The Sea Of Ink And The Heart Of Intelligence « .

T’ang Haywen ‘s life is a great adventure. The moments accumulated in the sea of ink capture the joy of his solitude and reveal the depth of his cultural heart.

The Western art world has always believed that in the history of modern Chinese art, T’ang Haywen, along with Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki, are the artists who best represent the fusion of Eastern and Western painting styles. His works have also been collected by important academic institutions such as the Musée Guimet in Paris, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Musée Cernuschi in Paris, and the Chicago Art Museum.

If Chu Teh-Chun is a battlefield warrior aiming to revive the spirit of the Song Dynasty, and Zao Wou-Ki is a literati who is confident in his own talent and his identity as an extension of history, then T’ang Haywen is a butterfly in a flower.

T’ang Haywen himself has a unique insight into the relationship between the figurative and the abstract: « Of course, abstraction can briefly trigger the spirit in the midst of it, but when the moment of interpretation and comprehension passes, the senses lose their further role, the figures die, and the memory itself is wiped out. The deep sensations we associate with the subconscious can only develop and grow in the nourishment of reality; and in the case of painting, that means living in reality through our recollection of deep, precious, sensory experiences. A figurative painting using special materials, which can probably be considered innovative, can develop and renew itself without losing itself and expand into the emotional and spiritual realms …… »

When a painter creates a new pictorial space and doesn’t publicise it, it may seem paradoxical from our contemporary point of view, but for T’ang Haywen it is just an additional way of being free and emancipated, of finding one’s own space, and of exploring it in every possible way.

In this exhibition, collectors and art lovers will not only meet T’ang Haywen’s most representative ink works, but also rare colourful oil paintings and paper stamping works, waiting for you to come and have a look at them.

The exhibition will last until 30th October, and you are welcome to make an appointment to view the exhibition!

(Partly quoted from T’ang Haywen Foundation)


Exhibition Details

Duration: 14 Oct. – 30 Oct. 2023

Opening: 14 Oct, 7:30pm. (Saturday night)

Address: 18-1G, North District, Dongfeng Art Zone, No.A6, Camfanying South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China

Organizer: Gao’s Gallery Beijing


T’ang Haywen’s Exhibition Catalogue