Ethereal in the palette yet layered in the composition as a coating of gesso covers the raw canvas, Qingzhen Han’s eloquent abstract paintings possess a rare lyrical harmony. Echoing Piet Mondrian’s famous quote ‘every artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture’, Qingzhen Han’s broad spectrum of carefully balanced gestures is a vehicle to convey a pure emotional state through the essentials of painting: the mark, the line and color. She harnesses the inherent qualities of her materials, using their textural appeal to create layers and depth on the surface and to encourage emotive and subjective responses in the viewer.
Qingzhen Han is an artist from Dalian, China. She recently completed her MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, and in 2013 a BA in Printmaking from China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. Her work, ranging from painting to printmaking to drawing, is primarily abstract and process based yet flowing with lyrical gestures that are playful, humble and even quiet at times.
In 2013, Han was awarded First Prize at the CAFA show in Beijing. Her recent shows include Glossary,13 painters, Safe house 1, London, 2016. Ren/L’ Homme, Centre Artasia Paris, Paris. Sweden&China, Härnösands Arthall, Härnösands, Sweden, 2016. Shortlisted for the Graduate Art Prize 2016.
Her work can also be found in the private collection of Hannah Corbett.