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"Born Red"

Oil paintings by Shen Han Wu

4 May - 25 May 2012

Shen Han Wu is an oil painter specializing in realistic portraiture. He was a Red Guard himself when he was 16 years old, and this exhibition focuses on the subject of the Cultural Revolution, yet also includes portraits of girls from the countryside. He has an outstanding technique, using fine, clear brushwork and subtle, subdued colours which, coupled with his empathy towards his subjects, produces warm, finely modelled paintings.

Shen Han Wu was born in Jiangsu, graduated from the Wuhan Art Academy and emigrated to the United States in 2003.