Gao Feng 高风
Gao Feng has lived in Beijing for over a decade. Academically trained as a sculptor, Gao began his artistic career in the 1990s staging performances with many of China’s pioneer performance artists. As the artist’s interests developed, Gao Feng is now primarily focused on painting. His works often placed contemporary visual motifs alongside Chinese classical landscape imagery. By borrowing from these traditional landscapes, Gao seeks to establish a continuum with the rich artistic history of China as well as to reinterpret iconic visual artworks through a contemporary lens. Gao’s works have been included in major international exhibitions and collection across Asia, Europe and the U.S.
1994 Graduated from Xinjiang Normal University, Art Department 1995 China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Sculpture Department
The subject matter of Gao Feng’s paintings stem from the artist’s fascination with bacteria, the smallest form of life. By infiltrating famous paintings from ancient Dynasties with bold, splashy images of viral bacteria, the artist creates his own science-fiction universe where the viruses symbolize the artist’s appropriation of Chinese history. With these colorful alterations, he redefines and modernizes our way of looking at the past.
2010 Gao Feng Solo Exhibition, Egg Gallery, Beijing China 2008 Animamix, 100 Images Exhibition, Beijing 798 Linda Art Center/Shanghai, Singapore, Indonesia Art Asia Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Art+Shanghai Gallery “Truth is a Virus” 2nd Annual Touch Without Danger Charity Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gao Feng Solo Exhibition, Shanghai “Moca Envisage II Butterfly Dream” MOCA Shanghai “Collectivity and Individuality” Chinese Contemporary Exhibition, Taiwan “The game of Acting the Fool” Beijing 798- Korea Capital Gallery “Corporeal Reincarnation” TAPE Art Space，Berlin, Germany "Painting Viruses" Gao Feng Solo Exhibition, 798 Art+Beijing "Post-traditional", Art+Shanghai "Collision" New Shanghai, FQ Projects "Cosmos" Beijing, 798 Art+Beijing 2007 “ Mosaic of Contemporary Art” Exhibition Beijing, Vannessa Art Link “Past existence-Present life” Hanmo Art Gallery, Beijing, Dashanzi 798 Animamix: From Modernity to Eternity” MOCA Shanghai “Group Exhibition” Mo Gallery, Beijing, Dashanzi 798 “Animamix Hiper-Link” Moon River Cultural Creative Industry Zone, Beijing 2005 Gaofeng Solo Exhibition Beijing, Tanglin Gallery “Softism” Exhibition Beijing, Soca Gallery “First Beijing Contemporary Painting Group Exhibition” Beijing, Dashanzi 798 2004 “Vigorous” / Contemporary Art Exhibition Beijing, Cooperative 2003 “Today Art Museum First Young Artist Exhibition” Beijing “Boulevard” First Performance Festival Beijing, Dashanzi 798 2002 “Orange” Performance Beijing, Dashanzi 798 “Dazzle” Performance Guangzhou 2001 “Magnificent” Performance Beijing, Tongzhou “Salt” Performance Beijing, Shangrila 2000 “Breath” Performance Beijing, Songzhuang 1997 “Silk Road Scenery” Solo Exhibition Beijing