Unfolding Into the Expanse: Ethereal Paintings by Chinese Artist Liang Hao

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Liang Hao, one of China’s great up-and-coming artists, showcases his ethereal artworks in Unfolding into the Expanse.


10 Chancery Lane Gallery presents Unfolding into the Expanse, a series of works by Beijing-based artist Liang Hao. This marks Liang’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

Considered one of China’s great up and coming artists, Liang Hao creates ethereal paintings that offer viewers a sense of emptiness, joy – and slight frustration. Bright and even canvases create sterile planes, while luminescent objects seem to melt into the frame, giving the impression of a clinical dream.

Heavily inspired by baroque philosophy, Liang delves into philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s explication of The Fold. Deleuze posits that our current reality is constantly becoming, or coming into being, therefore folds between the different expressions of the present contain unique reflections of reality. Liang believes that painting is a mirror to life, and thus he uses a mirror within his work to create another layer of perception.

“Liang Hao’s paintings have the ability to allow us to feel the essence of light through his spatial explorations of reflective surfaces and far-away gazes,” says 10 Chancery Lane Gallery director Katie de Tilly. “Highly complex yet simple, his paintings bring us to the feeling of a daydream. He is truly one of China’s great up and coming artists.”

Originally from Guangdong, Liang Hao now lives and works in Beijing. Liang primarily paints but the breath of his work traverses into mediums such as video art and installations. His recent works focus on the metaphors of human movement, relationships, and an exploration of identity, gender, and more. Liang Hao graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2012, with a degree in Fine Arts. He has held various international artist residencies, and was nominated twice for The John Moores Painting prize.


When: 16 Jan 2020 - 29 Feb 2020 Where: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery – 10 Chancery Lane – Central