CHHOUR Kaloon 蔡家麟
July 14 – August 7, 2016
Max Laniado is pleased to present Chhour Kaloon’s second solo exhibition at his New York gallery. The
exhibition includes an exclusive collection of his latest works, featuring unique masterpieces of Poetic Abstraction.
Chhour is a man between two worlds: the East and West. From Chinese origin and born in 1968, Chhour
trained as an artist in Hong Kong and Paris. The influence of Impressionism, Fauvism, and his Chinese roots
are reflected in his unique artistic technique. Chhour currently resides and works in Provence, France and
has obtained French citizenship.
It is through the ambiguity of the abstract in which Chhour finds clarity. Superimposing bold, powerful brushstrokes
with intricate articulations of color, there is a distinctive monumentality in its voluminous harmony.
The process towards polychromatic balance is a metaphysical journey—a pilgrimage in search of emerging
shapes and chromatic alchemy. Chhour illustrates the inherent balance of Yin and Yang by intentionally
leaving sections of the composition empty or full, as his lively and animated brushstrokes charge the canvas
with meditative profundity in choreography of sublime colors. Chhour’s mark making evokes emotions
without representing, revealing a deeper essence of “beingness.” Undulating in waves across the canvas,
the sumptuous colors of yellow, red, and black generate a sense of rhythmic fluidity. The black pigments
echo that of Chinese calligraphy and whisper songs of Chhour’s roots. His dual cultural identity generates
a confluence of worlds in his technique and brings an innovative creativity to the contemporary art scene.
Discovered by Max Laniado in Paris in 2009, Chhour Kaloon is a member of a selective group of artists promoted
in exclusivity by Max Laniado Gallery – Visio Dell’Arte. Chhour has reached critical acclaim among
art critics, advisors, and collectors and is exhibited in prestigious collections throughout the world. His inexhaustible
talent and creative genius have led him to be the projected successor of the great masters, Chu
The-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki, leaders of the Poetic Abstraction movement. An ascending master, Chhour
moves beyond the realm of the concrete and invites the spectator to explore the depths of the unknown
within his abstractions.
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