Tang Contemporary Art is pleased to present at Art Basel Hong Kong recent works created by Chen Danqing, Heri Dono, Sakarin Krue-On, Qin Qi, Rodel Tapaya, Entang Wiharso, Yunizar and Zhao Zhao. Themed on 'Shifted', the paintings, drawings and relief on view give a unique insight into their artistic thoughts emerge from this period of intense creative focus, as well as acting as a continued dialogue on the aesthetic impact and importance of Chinese contemporary as well as South-east Asian Contemporary.
In Tibetan legends, heaven has three layers, and a ladder connects heaven and earth. Tibetans believe that, when people die, they can climb a ladder painted on a cliff to ascend to heaven. Young lamas have said that the layers of mountain ridges seem like a series of ladders, and they think that their souls will climb these ladders to heaven one day.
Heri Dono (b.1960, Indonesia) is known for combining Indonesian folk art and myths with Western concepts of visual art. He incorporates the images of traditional Indonesian puppet, current affairs, political relation, as a form of his mystical expression and an ensemble of local culture and contemporary life.
Stone readings and catalogues of historical western paintings are paralleled in the compositions, Chen Danqing (b.1953, China) has completed the three different progresses of copying, sketching, creating on one single composition. The final work is a fusion of different pictorial languages of Chinese and Western masters, the re-interpretation of still-life with sketching elements, and a utterly contemporary creation.