Danhôo: Calligraphic Abstraction
1. Drawn from the origins of Chinese calligraphy, the characters are deconstructed then abstracted with pigments
2. Before becoming an artist, Danhôo worked as a delivery driver for a well known artists’ materials supply house, creatively solving technical challenges
Danhôo’s second exhibition with A2Z Art Gallery in Hong Kong is a new body of works entitled “Calligraphic abstraction”. Drawing on the origins of Chinese calligraphy, the characters are constructed, then abstracted with pigmented result in the deconstruction of form. Through this practice, the role of art, both from a psychological and a physical perspective becomes ever more apparent, allowing for an uninhibited appreciation and clear understanding by its audience. Through 30 years of studying this phenomenon, Danhôo focusses on the interaction between the artist and the viewer.
Art transmits a universal message that can be appreciated despite cultural, religious, and economic differences across time. Danhôo’s artistry has been attracting attention for several decades and has served as a symbolic communicative system, a method of expression and abstracting.
To view and experience his artworks is to find a connecting point where human physiology meets psychology. One can discover the feelings and their origins associated with the characters and the arrangement of the palette. Standing before a Danhôo artwork and allowing the meditative affect of the composition to wash over you is to access the source of the creation as originally intended by the artist.