At the Leo Gallery, the Evocative Painting of Mou Huan

At the Leo Gallery, the Evocative Painting of Mou Huan
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The modern world can be conceived and understood as an image, said Martin Heidegger. Mou Huan does exactly what the German philosopher says and uses art to interpret the reality that surrounds him. Abstraction and narrative power, poetry and daily life meet in a sort of painting that defies labels. At the Leo Gallery, we can get a close look through a selection of recent works, witness to the peculiar mix of the Orient and the West which characterises the artist based in Dusseldorf and Shanghai. The black, the white, the infinite shades of grey stretch across paper and canvas with soft brushstrokes, inviting the spectator to immerge themselves in spaces charged with contrast. It is not a mere aesthetic exercise, but a true investigation of the human condition - between light and shadow, the paintings of Mou Huan stop time in a crucial moment to speak to us of alienation and isolation, of the rapport between man and nature, of the contrasts between tradition and modernity. The race of Chinese society towards the future emerges out of the mists of a highly evocative art which emotionally strikes at the spectator with atmospheres charged with resonance.

Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai