The first impression given by Guo Kai’s paintings is like that of a poem, a song, or a beautiful piece of prose. Poetry in painting has always been an integral part of classical Chinese painting, and Guo Kai’s paintings are particularly poetic.
Guo Kai often finds himself lingering in historic buildings and ancestral halls. He feels that the former inhabitants of the buildings are not distant from him, and can imagine the tales of the great families or the precepts of the ancestors being handed down to him.
Aug 8 – Sept 7, 2020
Yi Art Institute, Hefei
Sept 15 – 24, 2019
National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei
May 21 – June 25, 2016
May 15 – June 27, 2014
Oct 27 – Nov 16, 2012