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b. 1976, China

Gao Weigang Biography

Gao Weigang is an anomaly, a supreme practitioner of artistic pragmatics. In his works, the artist experiments with an expanded realm of painting that borders on both sculpture and installation while retaining a strong sense of medium-specificity.

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These paintings, despite the artist's professed boredom with two-dimensional work, remains willing to experiment with the figurative while voiding iconicity. The admirable subtlety evident in his paintings is also reflected in their conceptual rationale: here, Gao Weigang demonstrates a play between inside and out--those two key terms of Chinese contemporary art history--by imagining spaces of always-already existent science fiction.

His desire for cognitive experimentation onto the material world, tearing into specific objects with a furiously transformative energy, he grapples with this same energy in an attempt to interpolate the audience into the space between the artist and his work. Likewise, the emphasis on craft is replaced by production value and manufactured simplicity.

Text courtesy Magician Space.

Gao Weigang Featured Artworks

Where 3 by Gao Weigang contemporary artwork
Gao WeigangWhere 3, 2016Gold on stainless steel
218 x 55 x 8 cm
Perrotin Contact Gallery

Gao Weigang Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Slippages at Pearl Lam Galleries, Shanghai
12 November 2016–7 January 2017 Group Exhibition Slippages Pearl Lam GalleriesShanghai

Gao Weigang Represented By

Pearl Lam Galleries contemporary art gallery in Pedder Street, Hong Kong Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Gao Weigang In Ocula Magazine

Michael Joo Amplifies the Invisible at Kavi Gupta Ocula Insight Michael Joo Amplifies the Invisible at Kavi Gupta By Casey Carsel, Chicago

Sensory Meridian, Michael Joo's latest solo exhibition at Kavi Gupta in Chicago offers 'insight into a world order built from a range of lenses and senses.'

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Gao Weigang’s Artwork ‘International Standard’ Under the Hammer Ocula Insight  |  In collaboration with Asia Art Archive Gao Weigang’s Artwork ‘International Standard’ Under the Hammer By Sherry Paik, Hong Kong

At first glance, Gao Weigang's International Standard (2018) looks like a regular wooden frame—rectilinear, with a cross bisecting each of its four sides, almost resembling the generic windows from children's drawings—except that it has been coated in 24-karat gold leaf. International Standard belongs to 'The International...

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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche By Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership structure. Established in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon, the collection is focused on artworks by both recognised masters, and emerging talent from...

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This Market Of Mine: Final Reflections On An Art Fair Week Ocula Feature This Market Of Mine: Final Reflections On An Art Fair Week By Stephanie Bailey, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Hong Kong has been, by all accounts, a success. Of course, no one would have expected anything less from Hong Kong, a city Milton Friedman once held up as a prime example of a “perfect” capitalist society. Perhaps it was this context that made the market a key point of contention at ABHK. It all came to a head on Friday...

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Gao Weigang In Related Press

20 Must-See Contemporary Art Exhibits in Art Basel Month Related Press 20 Must-See Contemporary Art Exhibits in Art Basel Month 14 March 2015, South China Morning Post

With the third edition of Art Basel Hong Kong and the launch of a new satellite fair, March is the busiest month on the city's contemporary art calendar. Here are someof the shows you shouldn't miss: from Encounters at Art Basel. With a new curator–Alexie Glass-Kantor of Artspace in Sydney–at the helm, the selection of...

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Australian adds weight to Art Basel Encounter Related Press Australian adds weight to Art Basel Encounter 24 February 2015, Visual ArtsHub

There is a new encounter in Hong Kong, Australian curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, and her vision captures the zeitgeist of our region. A curated section within any art fair presents an interesting conversation, sitting somewhere between the commercial streams and a rigorous view of now. Encounters is slightly different in that it is dedicated to...

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