9–26 April, 2010
Alchemy : Zhang Hao's Spiritual Journey
Ink Brush and Sculpture by Zhang Hao
SHANGHAI – Hangzhou-based artist Zhang Hao’s first solo exhibition at Contrasts Gallery will feature a mixture of painting and sculpture to create a reactionary feeling between the gallery space and his works. The visual effects of each room in ALCHEMY: ZHANG HAO’S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY combine to create a pure and spiritual concept. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 9, 2010 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F, Shanghai, China.
Blending traditional Chinese artistic elements with contemporary language, Zhang Hao demonstrates a type of abstract, yet familiar style of ink painting and calligraphy. ALCHEMY illustrates the artist’s vision and beliefs at their best. In the words of Zhang Hao: “The exploration of form has already arrived. When the material quality of ink painting and the expression of language (a combination of traditional elements and contemporary syntax) merge at a single point, a unique form of art begins. Exploring the origins of this form is made possible through one’s senses and inner spiritual world. The energy for this exploration is derived from the realities of contemporary China, and unfolds across the time and space of “Travel” – from this come feelings and expressions.’