Breach Miami

GAO HANG

Gao Hang’s recent paintings are inspired by image “definition” and “rendering” in digital graphics on the internet, especially those from the last 20 years. The rawness of hand coloring/tracing/sculpting 3D digital graphics on a 2D screen resonates with “painterly movement” on canvas in terms of the honesty and uncertainty of muscle behavior. The sharp digital boundaries become literal hardedge paintings in front of the artist.

Gao finds inspiration in standup comedy that challenges general beliefs, and political correctness, yet at its core is negotiating between the observations, language, and laughter of a given performance. This para-social relationship is no paradox, but a constructive conversation between the performer and the audience. In many ways, his paintings are like standup comedy – they can only do so much about solving real problems, but brutal honesty, absurdity, and humor are very powerful qualities in any type of conversation.

 

PARADISIO, group exhibition

YOU ARE COMPLETELY SPECIAL, solo exhibition

NOW NOW, group exhibition