(高航)
Gao Hang
Gao Hang. A Houston based Chinese painter and currently a Painting/Drawing Instructor at University of Houston, represented artist by both Anya Tish Gallery (Houston) and The Secondbedroom gallery (San Francisco). Master of Fine Art degree in Painting/Drawing from University of Houston, and Bachelor of Art degree in Oil Painting from the Capital Normal University.  
  
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In my work, I am questioning media advancement and influences upon language and image. I particularly focus on the idea of being surrounded by electronic display in terms of electronic devices, exploding social medias, and the Internet. Those elements formed a visual environment which further generate new systems of representation within visual culture. 

As a Chinese, I am influenced by eastern philosophy, and in particular the doctrine of Zhongyoung, a practice of balance and harmony. I use this as both a conceptual and structural armature, as a result, my works attempt to offer a sense of rational and stable readability.

In contrast to the randomness and overwhelming fast-flow of today’s image inundation , by continually reducing the information, dramatically switching the scale of canvas, and repeatedly challenging a simple subject, I intentionally shape the possibilities of viewer accessibility. By replacing the natural color of objects with shocking orange, fluorescent green, matte black, hot pink, etc and render them with painterly brushwork and acceptance of accidents to convey my desire for humor, playfulness, and the absurdity in my paintings.