Katrine Levin Galleries brings “Interrogating Dreams”, the first ever U.K. show by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist, Gao Xiang, to the Coningsby Gallery.
Gao Xiang’s paintings, inks on paper, silk prints, and installations are an examination of the human spirit, felt in the timelessness of his landscapes and the imagery of animals, especially that of the horse. For Gao Xiang, the horse is a complex force that both holds the mysteries of the universe and is a symbolic extension of his soul. Gao Xiang's poetic works are steeped in Chinese traditions and mythology, balancing between dreams and reality, abstract and figurative.
His acrylic glass installations follow the theme of his paintings and works on paper while exploring the 17th century Chinese landscaping concept of "borrowed scenery". The transparency of the glass transforms the installation depending on the colour and texture of the background.
Born in 1971 in Kunming, the capital of China’s stunning Yunnan Province, Gao Xiang received a Ph.D. from the prestigious China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, and splits his time between studios in Kunming and Beijing.
Gao Xiang's works are collected by museums in Asia and Europe; his installations have been commissioned for public spaces from China to Paris; and he has been widely exhibited by galleries and museums in Asia and internationally, including France and the United States. This is the first time he brings his work to the U.K.
About Katrine Levin Galleries
Katrine Levin Galleries promotes and showcases exceptional artists from places less explored.
Katrine is an art dealer and former lawyer who merged her extensive travel experience and long-standing personal and professional relationships to found a platform giving outstanding artists from further afield – both emerging and established in their own countries – a lasting and resonating voice in the West.