01 June - 31 August, 2017

Pang Yongjie, Xu Songbo

Pang Yongjie is recognized as one of the leading Chinese artists of the "post-contemporary abstract" movement. His work extols the female physique, its beauty expressed in the artist’s signature style of abstract, fluid forms. Drawing on the aesthetic of mid-eighth century Tang dynasty norms of beauty. Xu Songbo revisits the Tang dynasty’s love of horsemanship and the hunt, creating highly detailed compositions that capture the majesty of equestrianism across the plains of ancient Chang’an. Xu’s work recalls the form and colours of European Renaissance masterpieces while bringing to life the grandeur of China’s golden age of literature and art.