Beato Angelico, who lived in Florence between the XIV and XV Centuries, was the painter of the transition: he ferried Italian art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. It is on Beato Angelico that the gaze of Dan Zhou rests. She is a talented Chinese artist who lives and works between China and the Netherlands. The thought of Henri Bergson contributes to inspire her work: the French philosopher's idea of duration and consciousness influence the time and the narration of Zhu's paintings. Fundamentally opposed to the art historical narratives that standardize her artistic production as “Abstract” and “Surrealist” and to the labels that the art market has given her (“Gen-Z woman”), Dan Zhu shows a strong appreciation of the links between the macrocosm and the microcosm, and between the natural world and human consciousness. For the her debut solo exhibition in China, the artist presents a series of works on paper and large-scale paintings.