Kylin Gallery has been established to encourage cultural cross-fertility through education, marketing, and, most especially, presentation of and support for art and artists that consciously “build bridges” between East and West. By opening in Beverly Hills, Kylin Gallery has targeted the Pacific Ocean as the body of water it will span with its metaphorical bridge. But this spirit of bridge-building will lead the gallery in all appropriate directions. Its program will feature art by Eastern and Western artists alike who look across the geographic and aesthetic divides in order to marry and merge idea and practice. The results will be not simply hybrid, but fused: in the art at Kylin, it will be hard to tell where one civilization leaves off and the other comes in, but it will be easy to see that both are present.
Hanmo: Born in 1971, in Shandong, China. Resident in the USA. Initiated the theory of modern color & ink painting and is regarded as a representative artist of this theory. Professor of modern color & ink painting studio at Tsinghua University. Executive Dean of China modern color & ink painting. Member of Chinese Artists Association. Executive chairman of the American Modern Color & Ink Research Institute. Senior consultant of Federation of American Chinese. In recent years, Han Mo has been living, creating, and researching in the USA, focusing on modern color & ink painting and going all out to internationalize this form of art. Han Mo has been invited as judge of Chinese Association National Exhibition.
Hanmo’s works have been collected in the National University textbook of Chinese Painting, edited by the Ministry of Education. UCLA has twice held special symposium on color & ink painting by Hanmo.