The exhibition attempts to examine the function of myths, specifically Chinese mythologies in the context of modern-day sensibilities. Myths passed down through countless generations are an important inheritance of the wider society, as it is a study of culture, history and traditions. More importantly, it allows us to recognize and acknowledge that stories play a crucial role in our human experience of the world and these stories shed light on the fears, anxieties, love and suffering of those before us.
This show is a solo exhibition by artist, Han Fang. Han Fang breaks away from traditional Chinese art forms by incorporating Western mediums and influences even though his subject matter remains predominantly Chinese. He creates highly textured oil paintings of scenes referencing Chinese history and mythologies, while at the same time reinterpreting it through his own artistic lenses. His newest series will focus more on the function of myths and its importance and relevance in today’s modern world.
Han Fang, Spiritual Poetry, 2018. Image courtesy of White Space Art Asia.