Han Bing joins the gallery
Thaddaeus Ropac is happy to share the news that artist Han Bing is joining the gallery. Born in China and currently based in Paris, Han Bing is recognised for her sensitive yet disruptive visual language in paintings that deconstruct pictorial reality and open up new dimensions. Four of her new paintings are currently on view in the group exhibition Saturation at our Paris Pantin gallery, curated by Oona Doyle. Representing the artist in Europe and Korea alongside Antenna Space in China and Night Gallery in the USA, Thaddaeus Ropac gallery will stage a solo exhibition of Han’s work in 2023.
Paintings by Han Bing are housed in institutional and private collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally, including at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, in 2020.
Han Bing is a fascinating young artist who has already succeeded in developing her unique pictorial language, characterised by a very nuanced and fragile relationship between abstraction and figuration. She manages to transform the places that serve as her inspiration into completely mesmerising visual worlds. We are incredibly happy to be working with her. — Thaddaeus Ropac
Han Bing’s practice draws on urban elements including city streets and architectural façades. Having recently moved to Paris after living in New York, Los Angeles and Shanghai, she is inspired by the textures and patterns that appear in cities, especially the ‘errors’ and ‘glitches’ generated by ripped posters. For the artist ‘painting is a way to resist all the information that is being forced on us’. Taking inspiration from various sources, including theatre, science and literature, Han allows the dynamics of the works to guide their compositions. Using oil stick and spray paint, and occasionally allowing surprises during the process to introduce an unexpected twist, her works gradually move towards abstraction as figurative elements are filtered and deconstructed into fragments.
My paintings are representational at times, but it’s more that there is a dynamic where a few patches have met unexpectedly and turned a bewildering situation into something that made sense to me at that particular moment. — Han Bing