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Leo Gallery Presents: Tan Ping at Art Basel Hong Kong

Mar 26 – Apr 30 Leo Gallery Hong Kong is delighted to present Tan Ping’s solo exhibition Seaming and Regenerating: From Zurich to Art Basel Hong Kong, curated by Huang Du. Tan Ping is widely recognised as one of the most influential contemporary artists of his generation and a central figure among Chinese abstract painters. In 2016, Tan was invited to start his Overspreading series at the Helmhaus Zürich museum in Switzerland. He believes that when he creates one of his paintings, it generates a unique, site-specific bond between the work and its environment. He conveys such a powerful connection through a striking visual language: that is, extending his brushstroke beyond the physical boundaries of the canvas, and breaking through onto the wall. He also questions whether or not separating his works from their original context causes uncertainties about their presence. One year later, in 2017, Tan took his investigation into the relationship between his works and their exhibition space a step further by detaching his previous works from the museum and bringing them to Leo Gallery Hong …