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Now at Fabrik Gallery

15 November - 22 December, 2017

"My Journey: Xu Songbo"

Returning to Fabrik Gallery for his second exhibition, Professor Xu Songbo of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts presents his new series of oil works inspired by the Tang Dynasty. Considered one of the most open and embracing periods in Chinese history, the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) represented a golden age of cosmopolitan culture and a high point of Chinese civilization – an era full of poetry and fantasy.

In “My Journey,” Professor Xu revisits the era’s love of the horse and the culture whose aristocracy valued horsemanship and the sport of archery. In creating this series of paintings with the horse as focal point, the artist creates a thematic extension of his previous "Tang Style," continuing his “dialogue” with the Tang Dynasty through time and space.

Artist Spotlight - Xu Songbo

Xu Songbo was born in 1971 in Nanyang, Henan province. Since his childhood, Xu has been studying the Tang Dynasty. This long-held admiration for the Tang has led the artist on a quest to use his paintbrush to recount the story of the great Tang Dynasty's many characters and spirits.

 

According to Xu, to truly understand the spirit and culture of the Tang, one must experience the lifestyle of the era, which is why he took up the practice of archery - a skill crucial to the creation of his artwork.

Xu Songbo received a BA from the Fine Arts Department of Henan University and an MA from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is currently a Vice Professor at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts.

 

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