Mou Huan, ‘Light’, 2004, E-Moderne Gallerie
Mou Huan, ‘Light’, 2004, E-Moderne Gallerie
Mou Huan, ‘Light’, 2004, E-Moderne Gallerie
Mou Huan, ‘Light’, 2004, E-Moderne Gallerie
Mou Huan, ‘Light’, 2004, E-Moderne Gallerie

Mou Huan bridges 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. 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.

In this portraits reflect an aspect of today's society where people take refuge more and more behind their personal circumstances. The faces of those he portrays are undefined, transferrable and atomized as though they belonged to the "masses" that Ortega Y Gasset spoke about a hundred years ago. In fact, the faces of his characters on many occasions do not exist at all but are mere circumferences that could fit any member of a one-dimensional society.

Mou Huan's figures seem to move "between the spaces" They gain in symbolic power because as anonymous, faceless and placeless creatures they are still in quest of their form and destiny - and have obviously not yet achieved the stage of the individual. When the artist himself describes his creatures as "foreigners," it makes sense. One can see that they have not yet entirely arrived in the world, in the here and now.
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.

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E-Moderne Gallerie, Philadelphia, PA USA

China

About Mou Huan

Chinese, b. 1959, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, based in China; Germany