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Chao Chung-Hsiang

Hong Kong

David Clarke

CHAO CHUNG-HSIANG, Bird and Bamboo, Chinese ink and acrylic on paper, 178 x 87 cm.

Western artistic discourse of recent years has often celebrated hybridity, seeing it as a defining characteristic of the postmodern. For certain painters to whom that loose label has been applied, the possibility of juxtaposing quite different styles within the space of the same canvas may have come as a new but uncomplicated freedom, enabling them to extend their artistic range in ways that neither realist modes nor mainstream modernism…

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