Tangshi Hua’s Varied Approaches to Painting

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Tangshi Hua practices several different styles in his body of work. His pastiche-like compositions tread into the waters of the entertainment world and kitsch. These refined works evoke canonical European history painting, where a multitude of characters are spread about a large canvas, each person involved in his or her own activity. Hua invokes the signifiers of post-modernity — from casual clothing like shorts and t-shirts to large Lego pieces and pipes looming with a surreal presence. In some recent pieces, Hua focuses on individual subjects with a much more expressionistic style, creative a Richter-esque, sinister ambience.


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