Mou Huan's paintings of a soft and flowing character emerging from cloud like backgrounds was inspired to to give the illusion of a gravity defying and well balanced individual.
In Kung Fu, (the turning somersaults), the character defy gravity, balance with a nimble gesture on one leg, wheel their way toward the viewer like incomprehensible Fata Morganas, as though gradually developing from an illusion to a representation and finally to a real image.
This is the artist signature series of work. He is taking the work to a new minimalist direction, de-emphasising on the detail and concentrating on the form and movement.
About the artist:
Mou Huan was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. He is a well-known international Asian Contemporary artist. His works bridge ancient China and this new age, shaking off ephemerality and superficiality at once. His paintings prove eminence and timelessness, strength and power in a, particularly Eastern fashion.
His most recent exhibition, including the work Jumper and Kung Fu series, was at the exhibition at the Shanghai Art Bund contemporary museum.
His paintings prove eminence and timelessness, strength and power in a particularly Eastern fashion. In this way, Mou Huan's work opens a bridge between China's ancient traditional culture and this new age, between the spiritual power of the East and the dramatic and rapidly changing 21st century.
E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA USA