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Simao's Edge of Reason: quality and originality

September 2011

 

Edge of Reason no. 50 by Asian artist Simao (Tse Mao) Huang (China)
Edge of Reason no. 50,
by Asian artist Simao (Tse Mao) Huang (China)
oil on linen, 120cm x 150cm


asart is proud to announce that we are Simao (Tse Mao) Huang's exclusive international dealer.

Having seen his work and met with him, we are impressed by both the quality of his artwork and the originality of thought that is the basis of his art.

Edge of Reason no. 48 by Asian artist Simao (Tse Mao) Huang (China)
Edge of Reason no. 48,
by Asian artist Simao (Tse Mao) Huang (China)
oil on linen, 110cm x 130cm

Simao: "Growing up as a child in Jingdezhen, the ceramic production centre of China, I was daily surrounded with beauty. The designs on the ceramic items I saw all over the place attracted me to painting. With the qualifying grades I was able to enter a middle school and high school that specialised in art majors. It was there that I began the journey to where I am today.

"My most recent works 'Edge of Reason' represent the feelings that have slowly developed over time along with this new emerging Chinese society. This new society has developed a group of people that have lost sight of reason. In a numb craze they chase after illusions that cannot bring real satisfaction. They are on the edge of losing everything and yet seem blind to the dangers at their feet. One wrong step and they will fall to their death, their ruin.

"Maybe it is the newness of everything that has brought about a loss of reason. In 2006 and 2007 thousands of people entered the stock market for the very first time in their lives. Even beggars bought stocks. People put every cent they owned in the stock market and a year later lost everything. They numbly sought pleasure and because they lacked knowledge they lost it all. This is only one example of many things I see happening all over China. People balanced on the edge of reason. It is my hope that these paintings will remind people not to live this way."

Edge of Reason no. 41 by Asian artist Simao (Tse Mao) Huang (China)
Edge of Reason no. 41,
by Asian artist Simao (Tse Mao) Huang (China)
oil on linen, 100cm x 120cm


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