Born in 1982 in Sichuan Province, Guo Hongwei is one of the most active young painters from Beijing. He will present a selection of his newest works at Leo Xu Projects this summer. Renown for his inventive execution of watercolor, oil and collage, Guo takes painting as a form of collecting, with artworks evoking the kind of attention to detail more usually afforded to specimens in a museum, with subject matter ranging from everyday objects to flora, fauna and minerals.
Guo has exhibited at various international galleries and museums, among many others, ‘Catch the Moon in the Water: Emerging Chinese Artists’, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2011), ‘Today Documents’, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2007), ‘Refresh: Emerging Chinese Artists’, Shanghai Zendai MOMA, Shanghai (2007), ‘Archaeology of the Future–the 2nd Triennial of Chinese Art’, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing (2005).
The opening reception of his new solo exhibition takes place on 25 April from 6pm through 8pm.
About the exhibition
Duration: April 25 – June 2, 2013
Venue: Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai
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