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The Opposite House presents “Mountain Vastness” (WHITE series) by Charles Chau

(Beijing, April 2014) The Opposite House is pleased to present “Mountain Vastness” (WHITE series), a series of charcoal drawings and large scale sculptures by Hong Kong artist Charles Chau. Following the success of “Mountain Vastness” (BLACK series) showcased in Hong Kong and Vancouver in 2013, this series of works will feature at the House from 10 April to 30 June 2014.

The exhibition features Chau’s “Breathing Mountain”: a sculptural piece which embodies and celebrates the evolution and formation of earth, applauding the beauty of mountains and clouds and blessing the sanctity of life. The piece is otherwise recognised by its Chinese title: "三三" ("numeric" three three) – symbolising the idea of “infinity”, as Chau’s work seeks to juxtapose the history of our earth, spanning billions of years, with the timeline of human existence.

"In this new set of works, I hope I have created a modest body of work of intensity and gravity. I have aimed to convey the solidity and space of the mountain range: the massiveness of peaks that thrust up from the earth’s crust and the welcome emergence of creeks and streams; the space between, wherein we see the horizon," Chau commented.

The installation is completed by a series of charcoal drawings – “Beyond”, “Transcend”, and “Reflect” - which present a range of different perspectives on the “Breathing Mountain’s” form and topography......


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