Michael Goedhuis will be exhibiting a major solo exhibition entitled Lo Ch'ing: In Conversation with the Masters. The exhibition will be held both at Masterpiece and at Michael Goedhuis' Cadogan Square gallery.
Lo Ch’ing – painter, poet, calligrapher, literary essayist, art critic and charismatic lecturer, is perhaps the most eloquent living intermediary between Chinese classical culture and the revolutionary aesthetic models of expression today.
There is much to experience in this exhibition where ancient threads are subtly inserted in the fabric of the contemporary world. Lo Ch’ing is at times metaphysical, at times comical and surreal, often poetic and intimate. As one explores his unpredictable vistas, his juxtaposed titles and his quiet ‘encounter’ paintings, one will be lead to a sense of the unknown where it would be wise to expect the unexpected, but not the sinister.
Lo Ch’ing’s paintings, seen together like this, describe his effort to find a path of grace between the strong currents of his own short past, the millennia-old past of the Chinese empire, and the demands of today’s post-industrial, consumer-driven and individuality-focused global citizen.