Past Exhibition

Gao Xingjian — Layers of Light, Ink in Mind

07 May - 30 Jul  |  2016
Gao Xingjian Catalogue
Amongst ink collectors and academics Gao Xingjian is renowned as a distinguished artist, and globally as a canonical writer and playwright of the 21st century who was the first Chinese-born writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2000. Self-exiled from China, he has lived and worked in France since 1987. In contrast to his controversial novels, his art combines elements of abstraction and Chinese ink painting, creating a meditative body of work. His unique monochromatic works share his distinctive ‘inner vision’, whereby spatial depth is ambiguous and one can visualize depth from within. For this exhibition we will be showcasing twelve works created between 2002-2016, some on paper and some on canvas, including new paintings made especially for this exhibition.

Alisan Fine Arts began representing Gao in 1994 and has organized seven solo exhibitions, with notably two in conjunction with Le French May, Encre/Chine: Ink Paintings by Jean Degottex, Gao Xingjian and T’ang Haywen at the University of Hong Kong in 2005 and New Works by Gao Xingjian 2007-08 in 2008. With this exhibition, we celebrate not only our eighth solo exhibition for the artist, but also our continued representation of this celebrated and innovative artist.

Champagne reception: 7 May Saturday, 4-6pm
To be officiated by Mr. Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

As part of Hong Kong Book Fair 2016 Cultural July
28 June-26 July

Catalogue available