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Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30cm (H) x 21.8cm (W) / 11.8" (H) x 8.6" (W)
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Lan Zhaoxing attempts to use the language of painting to express the philosophical realms of spirituality. In her work she chooses the elements from the two mutable worlds of nature and self, and gives them color and form, trying to make an emotional response and intellectual thinking logically consistent. Lan grew up in the mountains and served in an institution isolated in the mountains during her 10-year service in the military. The mountains pinned her contradictory feelings about the homeland. The works is presented at Between Mountains in Fou Gallery, 2019. Most of the paintings in the exhibition were created in Lishan, Shanxi, and Fujian Fuding. She linked between the real landscape and the art history references to extract a painting language between naturalism and abstraction, attempting to give clarity and balance to order, with both rhythmic musicality and architectural eternity.
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Hometown: Yuanping, Shanxi Province
Based in: Beijing
Lan Zhaoxing studied Sculpture at Academy of Fine Art of Shanxi University from 1997 to 2001. After graduation, she followed her parents’ arrangement to work in the military. Lan worked in the military for about 10 years, first at an institution isolated in mountains and then an army aviation corps on the edge of a county-level city. From 2006 to 2008, she spent two years in the Oil Painting postgraduate program of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts while still serving in the army. In 2011, She left the army at the battalion level and has been an independent artist ever since. In 2017, she had her first solo exhibition at Tong Gallery+Projects (Beijing). In 2019, she presents her first exhibition in U.S.A. at Fou Gallery (New York).
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