4 March to 18 March 2016

Solitude – Gui Zhao Hai Ink Painting Exhibition

4 March to 18 March 2016

Gui Zhao Hai painting

Solitude presents a series of Gui Zhao Hai’s signature monochrome ink paintings of the Sichuan highlands. The writer, calligrapher, and painter graduated from the Beijing Fine Art Academy in 2010, mastering his craft under the tutelage of two master painters, Li Xiaoke, son of Li Keran – one of the most important landscape ink artists in China and Jia Youfu. Emerging as a protégé of two contemporary ink masters, Gui is the third generation in the lineage of Li Keran’s style of painting and has gained a reputation for himself winning multiple prestigious national painting awards.

Drawing inspiration from the desolate and mountainous regions of Sichuan, Gui Zhao Hai’s works can be described as a force of nature in itself. The majesty of towering mountains to the deathly silence of a moonlit night in the highlands – his works are visual poetry and representation grounded in the experience of life.