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Han Fang 韩方

Han Fang 韩方

Han Fang’s paintings reference the culture and imagery of the Chu kingdom of China. Set in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States period of China, Chu was an important player in a culturally rich epoch that influenced the course of Chinese history. More than just a contemporary representation of historical images, Han Fang understands that imagination is stronger than knowledge and myth is more potent than history. He re-creates scenes from fables and historical anecdotes, while at the same time injecting humour and pathos. He bridges time and space to bring new life to an esoteric past that is often only glimpsed through the looking glass of a serious historian.

Han Fang dresses the stage with historical references, but demonstrates what every good artist intuitively knows: art should be about illuminating the soul and freeing the imagination, rather than burdening with visual accuracy. Each painting is like a fragment of memory, hinting at a tantalizing tale, reminding us that people in the past loved, laughed, worried and contemplated, just like we do.

Han Fang 韩方

1983 Born in Canada
2004 Graduated from Hubei Institute of Fine Arts (HIFA)
The artist currently resides in Wuhan as a professional artist

Han Fang’s paintings reference the culture and imagery of the Chu kingdom of China. Set in the Spring and Autumn and Warring States period of China, Chu was an important player in a culturally rich epoch that influenced the course of Chinese history. More than just a contemporary representation of historical images, Han Fang understands that imagination is stronger than knowledge and myth is more potent than history. He re-creates scenes from fables and historical anecdotes, while at the same time injecting humour and pathos. He bridges time and space to bring new life to an esoteric past that is often only glimpsed through the looking glass of a serious historian.

Han Fang dresses the stage with historical references, but demonstrates what every good artist intuitively knows: art should be about illuminating the soul and freeing the imagination, rather than burdening with visual accuracy. Each painting is like a fragment of memory, hinting at a tantalizing tale, reminding us that people in the past loved, laughed, worried and contemplated, just like we do.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Solo Exhibition “Path Dweller”, Bejing
2016 Solo Exhibition “Genesis”, Wuhan
2015 Solo Exhibition “Tianshu. New Knowledge on antiques”, Wuhan
2014 Solo Exhibition “Tianshu.Springtime”, Wuhan
2013 The National Tour of “Tianshu” by Han Fang, Beijing
2013 The National Tour of “Tianshu” by Han Fang, Wuhan

Group Exhibitions

2017 Teacher and Student Exhibition at Cui Wen Art Center, Hong Kong
2017 Art Beijing, Beijing
2017 The 6th Nine Cities Joint Artists Show, Various cities in China
2017 Art Revolution Taipei 2017, Taipei
2016 Joint Exhibition “Neo-Eden” - The Artworks by Young Chinese, Japanese and Korean Artists, Su Zhou
2016 The 2nd “Epoch of Icebreak” Contemporary Chinese Oil Painting Show, Various cities in China
2016 “Pivot Point” Contemporary Group Show, Beijing
2016 The Blake Prize Annual Show, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne
2016 The Fifth Nine Cities Joint Artists Show, Various cities in China
2015 Joint Exhibition “62 Shades of Grey and His Friends”, Beijing
2015 Joint Exhibition “New Art Wave Expo”, The Venetian Macau
2015 Joint Exhibition “Asia New Visual Arts Exhibition”, Taichung
2015 “Finding Friends: Young Artist Discovery Show”, Beijing
2014 Joint Exhibition “The Intersection of Modernism”, France
2014 Joint Exhibition “Non-Prescription Drugs”, Shanghai


Awards

2016 The Second “The Epoch of Icebreak” Contemporary Chinese Ink and Oil Painting Exhibition
2013 The 9th Wuhan Annual Art Exhibition – Excellent Painting Award
2012 China International Youth Art Festival – Silver Medal Award

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