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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Lan Zhenghui

b. 1959, China

Lan Zhenghui was born in 1959 in Sichuan, China. He graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1987, currently he lives and works in Beijing, China and Toronto, Canada.
Lan Zhenghui‘s monumental paintings and striking use of black ink reflect his constant pursuit of expression and feeling. His works are “emotional bursts on paper” characterized by an abstract ink-splash style. Influenced by his background in science, Lan’s aesthetic moves deftly between the realms of the rational and irrational. His brushstrokes are created by systemic body movements, which contribute to the visual and spiritual impact of the works with the swelling of muscle, blood and physical power.
He is an abstract ink brush painter whose style has been termed “heavy ink” by art critic Liu Xiaochun. The description refers both to the large scale of Lan’s works and also reflects the weight of power and spirit within them. Lan puts great emphasis on brush movements, which make his characters come alive. In 2000, he launched a “power brush” movement with some of his fellow artists to promote the natural sense of motion and power in ink brush and oppose contrived methods of expression.

Featured Artworks

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F170 Connection by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF170 Connection, 2014 Ink on Xuan Paper
97 x 180 cm
Galerie du Monde
F68 There be light by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF68 There be light, 2014 Ink on Xuan Paper
124 x 246 cm
Galerie du Monde
F301 Attempt by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF301 Attempt, 2015 Ink on Xuan Paper
211 x 146 cm
Galerie du Monde
F310 Attempt by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF310 Attempt, 2015 Ink on Xuan Paper
125 x 218 cm
Galerie du Monde
F305 Attempt by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF305 Attempt, 2015 Ink on Xuan paper
225 x 146 cm
Galerie du Monde
F333 Attempt by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF333 Attempt, 2015 Ink on Xuan Paper
180 x 97 cm
Galerie du Monde
F315 Attempt by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF315 Attempt, 2015 Ink on Xuan paper
125 x 219 cm
Galerie du Monde
F330 Attempt by Lan Zhenghui contemporary artwork
Lan ZhenghuiF330 Attempt, 2015 Ink on Xuan paper
223 x 147 cm
Galerie du Monde

Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Forms of Ink at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
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11 July–2 September 2019 Group Exhibition Forms of Ink Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibition, Lan Zhenghui, Lan Zhenghui - Solo Exhibition at Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong
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11 June–31 July 2015 Lan Zhenghui Lan Zhenghui - Solo Exhibition Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

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