ZAO WOU-KI on display at the Museum of Modern Art!
The Museum of Modern Art is currently presenting a major exhibition dedicated to the painter Zao Wou-Ki. Zao Wou-Ki, who immersed himself in both Chinese and modern European culture is recognised as one of the most original modernist painters. His meeting in 1949 with Henri Michaux was decisive and the source of a long creative dialectic. Strongly inspired by the works of Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and then by the compositions of Edgar Varese, Zao Wou-Ki moves away from pure figurative art towards a more abstract painting. For Zao Wou-Ki, abstract forms are not a refusal of reality. His artworks reflect emotion and intimacy. Three galleries are dedicated to paintings with a chronological approach (50s / 60s, 70s and 80s) and a final one displays inks on paper.
To sum up: each impressive-size work, will make you plunge into a singular, delicate, elegant and colourful universe.