The opening reception of Xu Longsen’s solo exhibition “Wind on the Mountain” will take place in the presence of the artist on Monday, 24 October 2016, from 6-8pm, at Hanart TZ Gallery.
Xu Longsen’s powerful shanshui (ink-and-brush landscape) paintings are composed from an inimitable blending of traditional and contemporary aesthetics. Through his unique handling of the brush, Xu achieves a fundamental transformation in the nature of brushwork, methodology and artistic conception of ink painting. The imposing grandeur of his landscapes is balanced by a dynamic, untrammelled vitality that infuses both the physical and conceptual realms of the work. Xu breaks out of the traditional confines of both studio space and studio practice, and undertakes the challenge of creating monumental works for architectural spaces, opening up unlimited new possibilities for Chinese landscape painting