Horizons of the Mind
Aug.18, 2018 - Oct.8, 2018
Linda Gallery Beijing is proud to present Sang Huoyao’s first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Singapore. An artist who has dedicated decades to the exploration of Modernist ink experiments, his paintings are constructed out of the fundamental elements of water, ink, and silk – the essential components of ink art from the Tang Dynasty. Basing his practice on the ancient philosophy of Lao Zhuang (老莊), a school of thought derived from the teachings of Lao Zi (老子) and Zhuang Zi（莊子）that forms the tenets of Taoism, Sang strives to achieve the state of Jing Xiang (境象), a state of immateriality that is expressive of the idiom ‘Da Dao Wu Xing’ (大道無型) that is expounded by Taoism. By layering thin veils of ink on silk, Sang has brought out the luminosity of the medium, thus illustrating the tonal possibilities of the ink medium. At the same time, his works exude an aesthetic that is reminiscent of the cultivated expression of the literati, while being simultaneously accessible to an international audience.