Bing Han

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Artist Statement

As a painter when I shifted my interest from figurative work to abstraction, cityscape, construction and exterior have always been dominating the content of my work. I use architecture facades and surfaces as a foundation, and juxtapose architectural elements with commercials and advertisements. I borrow the language of the act of postering and de-postering as my painting language. By interrupting a pre-existing form I use the interruption itself as a reforming tool to create an abstraction.

I tend to reconstruct from arbitrary and unpredictable forms from industrial residues, accumulate layers between transparent and opaque marks, and seal them with pronounced, defined edges. The final looks that are presented are familiar to our day-to-day experience of confronting or being in a space yet in a slightly disorienting way.

These forms fit eye level and human scale. I took open and anonymous marks from unexpected places and put them onto the canvas with the desire to make a complete unity in my language of painting.

 

CV

EDUCATION
2013
M.F.A. Parsons the New School for Design, Fine Arts Program, New York
2011
M.F.A. China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting, Beijing.
2010
Exchange Study Program. Parsons the New School for Design, Exchange Study Program, New York; Willem de Kooning Academy Fine Arts, Rotterdam.
2008
B.F.A. Central Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Oil Painting, Beijing

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Facades And Waves, Night Gallery ,Los Angeles, CA, July 1-31
2015
Best Least Worst Option HAN Bing solo exhibition D-space&Antenna space, Beijing March 6-24
2013
Solo Exhibition of HAN Bing, Antenna Space, Shanghai, September 27 – November 10,

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
COMING IMAGE, LEAP Pavilion, PHOTOSHANGHAI 2015 September 10-13
West Bund Art+Design fair Shanghai 2015 September 9-11
ART021Shanghai 2015 November 20-22
The Fourth ART-SANYA, Scenarios of Time, 12/17/2015-3/17/2016
2014
Art Basel Hong Kong, Bernier/Eliades gallery, May.15—May.18 2014
Art Beijing, Antenna space, April 30—May.3.2014
Contra-Rotations, Ran Tea House, New York, April 13–27, 2014.
Han Bing and Luka Rayski: Frame, Fou Gallery, New York, March 29–May 18, 2014.
2013
ART021, November 28-December 1, 2013
Homeward Found: Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition, Wassaic, New York, June 16 –September 2, 2013.
The Intelligence of Things: Parsons Fine Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Kitchen, New York,
May 17 – May 25, 2013. (Catalogue)
ArtCycle Discovers Prize: The MFA Finalists, Gallery Brooklyn, New York, February 2 –February 23, 2013.
2012
Global Projects—Artists at Home and Abroad, Broadway Gallery, New York, July 12 – August 3, 2012.
Source Material, 25 EAST Gallery, New York, October 29 – November 9, 2012.
2011
The Start of A Long Journey: 2011 CAFA Excellent Graduation Works Exhibition, Central
Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, Beijing, July 9 – August 7, 2011. (Catalogue).
Life is Elsewhere, Tang Contemporary Art Gallery, Bangkok, September 1 – October 1, 2011.
CAA MFA Group Show, SKYROOM Gallery, New York, February 2011.
2010
The Market, I’m, Beijing Center for the Arts, Beijing, October 9 – October 26, 2010.
2008
Research of Contemporary Oil Paintings in China, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, September 28 – October 8, 2008.
Fable: Literary Experiments by Contemporary Visual Artists, Amelie Art Gallery, Beijing, November 22 – December 31, 2008.

AWARDS
2015
HUAYU Youth award finalist, SANYA, CHINA
2011
Outstanding Creation Award of Graduation Project, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2008
Research of Contemporary Oil Painting Award, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing Third Prize of Graduation Project, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

RESIDENCY
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Residency, 09/2015-02/2016