Located in the heart of Paris, nearby the Pinault Collection, the Galerie Vazieux has been committed for more than 10 years to representing postwar Western and Asian abstract painters.This fall, the gallery presents an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to the Chinese artist Chuang Che (born in 1934, in Beijing). An historical painter, currently based in New York and who, at the dawn of his 90th birthday, does us the honour of wanting to exhibit in Paris, his favourite city.
Like Zao Wou-Ki and Chu Teh-Chun, Chuang Che renewed traditional Chinese painting by adopting abstraction from the end of the 1960s. Recently collected by the Pompidou Center—National Museum of Modern Art, he is considered one of the great pioneers of Chinese abstraction.
Chaotic Harmony brings together around 20 artworks produced from the 1960s to the present day. It reflects the singular energy that emanates from the abstract landscapes of Chuang Che, and his aesthetic research on the fusion between East and West. It is with a boundless freedom that the artist combines bright colours, a turbulence of forms, a sense of transparency, and various paint effects. From this improbable chaos arises a perfect harmony, filled with joy and melancholy.
A 160-page catalogue will be published on the occasion of this exhibition. This bilingual book, published by Editions Lord Byron, will include texts by Catherine David, art historian, exhibition curator and former deputy director of the Pompidou Center—National Museum of Modern Art, and Chang-MingPeng, professor of contemporary art history and museology at the University of Lille.
Press release courtesy Galerie Vazieux.