Faraway Breeze

Guo Kai Solo Exhibition Catalog

Guo Kai’s brush captures the beauty of Huizhou, not in a solely realistic manner, but in response to his emotions, dreams, and personal perception of nature, in a balance between scenery and self, and also heaven and man. His landscape paintings are seemingly shrouded in layers of colorful dreamlike mist, in which blurry sunsets, aged trees, windy ponds, and vast mountains, sing with poetic resonance, giving the viewer a calming sense of spring. In his recent works, his brushwork, composition, and color have become even more refined and elegant, carrying the spirit of ancient masters, like a faraway breeze, into the golden age of the Song and Yuan Dynasties.


Publisher: Lofty Culture & Art, Sept 2018
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Curator: Elaine Suyu Liu
Editor: Ming Kong
Translation/Photography: Timothy Chang
Paperback: 120 Pages
Dimensions: 23 x 30 x 1.2 cm
ISBN: 978-986-94948-3-0
Price: NT$ 1, 000


Preface by Lin Kuo-chang
The Charm of Gray-tone by Tang Yue
Faraway Breeze by Elaine Suyu Liu

Plates: (Excerpts)
Poetic Living by Yin Shaungxi
Conscious Landscape by Elaine Suyu Liu
Different Taste of Scenery Through the Mist by Ma Qinzhong

CV:
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
Awards & Honors
Selected Public Collections

Index: (of Plates)

Appendix:
Artist Manuscript Translations


2018 © Loftyart Gallery

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Faraway Breeze

Guo KaiSept 15 – 24, 2019National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei

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Publisher: Artvoices Art Books, Feb 2018
Language: English
Hardcover: 130 Pages
Dimensions: 21.8 x 28.4 x 1.3 cm
ISBN: 978-099-87484-3-6
Price: NT$ 1, 500


A Pause in the Landscape by Eve Wood
Nourishing Traditions by Amir Bey
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Plates:

CV:
Selected Education
Selected Solo Exhibition
Selected Group Exhibition
Public Collection

Acknowledgments


2018 © Artvoices Art Books

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