A2Z Art Gallery Paris is pleased to present Between Two Cultures, the first solo exhibition of DanHôo at the gallery. Born in 1966, DanHôo is a French artist of Chinese origin.
Initiated by artists he had been working with since the 1990s, such as Olivier Debré, Vladimir Velickovic, Erró, Antonio Seguí and Robert Combas, the simple curiosity of Danho turned into a real passion.
With a calligraphic base proposing ideograms whose meaning emphasizes Chinese culture, DanHôo's writing is accompanied by colour codes and gestures nourished by contemporary artists who have transmitted with him their stories over the last thirty years.
DanHôo's work presents the fruit of this hive. The shadow of the gesture highlights a type of writing which symbolises the dreams, the passions and the superstitions related to an immigrant child's education. As an alternative to Jackson Pollock's dripping, DanHôo's painting projections are born from an air gesture tracing the Chinese characters symboliing Love, Dream, Money, Happiness, Sharing, Friendship and the family above the canvas.
The marriage between DanHôo's contemporary painting and traditional Chinese writing reveals to the public the abandonment of academic education in favour of dynamic writing. It relates to what the art critic Michel Tapié called 'the inner necessity'.
DanHôo is like the bandmaster of a set of pictorial symphonies who is making the apology of emotions of the present moment. The notes vibrate, parade and juggle between two cultures.
Press release courtesy A2Z Art Gallery.