Tu Hongtao

Twisting and Turning

2 October - 24 November 2020

Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Falling Leaves Rustling Down 2019–20 Oil on canvas 106 5/16 x 82 11/16 inches (270 x 210 cm) © Tu Hongtao

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Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce its first European exhibition with acclaimed Chinese artist Tu Hongtao (b. 1976). Following the gallery’s career survey of Tu’s paintings in Hong Kong in early 2020, this exhibition will debut new works never before exhibited. On view at both 22 Old Bond Street and 40 Albemarle Street, Tu Hongtao: Twisting and Turning features expansive paintings that occupy an expressive realm between landscape and abstraction, reflecting the atmosphere and influence of the rural area near where the artist resides. Tu synthesizes Chinese aesthetic traditions with postwar abstraction to create painterly effects that are vividly realized and profoundly original.

Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Flowers in the Mountain Shades 2019–20 Oil on canvas 106 5/16 x 82 11/16 inches (270 x 210 cm) © Tu Hongtao
Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Green Mountains Shall See Me Like This 2019 Oil on canvas Four panels, each: 102 3/8 x 82 11/16 inches (260 x 210 cm) Overall: 102 3/8 x 330 11/16 inches (260 x 840 cm) © Tu Hongtao
Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Stream-Fallen Leaves-Deep Valley 2019–20 Oil on canvas 51 3/16 x 39 3/8 inches (130 x 100 cm) © Tu Hongtao
Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao A City of Sadness 2019–20 Oil on canvas 70 7/8 x 110 1/4 inches (180 x 280 cm) © Tu Hongtao
Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Image of Strange Stones 2020 Acrylic, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor on paper 15 3/4 x 27 9/16 inches (40 x 70 cm) © Tu Hongtao
Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Spring River in the Flower Moon Night 2019–20 Oil on canvas 82 11/16 x 126 inches (210 x 320 cm) © Tu Hongtao
Tu Hongtao at Levy Gorvy
Tu Hongtao Swinging Time 2019–20 Oil on canvas 70 7/8 x 110 1/4 inches (180 x 280 cm) © Tu Hongtao

Biography

Born in Chengdu, China, in 1976, Tu Hongtao was admitted to the affiliated high school of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1991. He later graduated with a specialization in oil painting from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 1999. Completing his formal education on the eve of the millennium, the artist began his career during an era of swift transformation in his country—one that signalled the end of its collective economy and the rise of the market economy and globalization.

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