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Elisabeth de Brabant
2012.09.08 Sat - 2012.10.31 Wed
Opening Exhibition
09/08/2012 18:00
299 Fuxing Xi Road (near Huashan Road), Shanghai 200031 复兴西路299号(靠近华山路)上海 200031
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Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 7pm / Weekends 1:30pm - 6:30pm. Mondays by appointment
Elisabeth de Brabant

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Diaspora of Nature
Solo Exhibition by Qian Gang
[Press Release]

[Press Release]

Qian Gang was born in Shanghai in 1958. In 1976, the artist was sent to the countryside to be re-educated for the next 5 years of his life. The son of a famous painter, Qian Da Xing, Qian Gang’s father is renowned for his advertisements and works created during the Cultural Revolution.

Influenced by both his forced move out of the city as well as his father’s skill as a painter, Qian Gang became a self-taught artist, following the intuition of his personal experiences to inform his choice of subject matter.

In 1981, Qian Gang entered the Shanghai Light Industry Institute where he was trained as an interior designer and later opened his own company of interior design. In 1988, he moved to the United States to attend the San Francisco Art Academy, after which he moved to New York to work for VIAMAX Studio. Since 1994, Qian Gang has resided in Shanghai.

His works have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, as well as at the Shanghai MoCA (2005) and the Singapore Art Museum (2006).

Qian Gang’s new series of works burst with life and simmer with underlying passion. Creatures, flora and fauna, both real and imagined contain captivating and alluring personas, far from the expected. Qian Gang’s meticulously painted details create worlds where the viewer is drawn into the work, searching for hidden realms, unable to look away. With each viewing more and more of this tiny cosmos is revealed.