Online Exhibition

Simone Guo

Paintings by Simone Guo

July 22 - September 30, 2022

Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy Ltd is very pleased to present an online solo exhibition of paintings by local artist Simone Guo.

Over the past few years, Simone Guo has been developing and redefining her own visual vocabulary in landscape painting, what the artist describes as hover[ing] between landscape and lyrical abstraction. Guo's constructed worlds seem familiar yet fantastically otherworldly, inviting yet mysterious, and serene yet dynamic.

Born into an artistic family in China, Guo grew up practising and studying Chinese brush painting where this influence could be found presently in her spontaneous, gestural brushstrokes. Although she often paints on square canvases, her compositions are also reminiscent of the vertical panoramic perspective in traditional Chinese landscape painting such as Fr Elise and Enigma.

An intuitive and skilled colourist, Guo's palette often juxtaposes colours that one doesn't usually imagine would go together yet they create a feeling of blithe harmony such as the peach coloured outlines around the green foliage in Sing, The Spring. However, this levity is also grounded by an element of the sublime with sheer and treacherous looking rock faces and cliffs and dark and mysterious forests, yet one still feels drawn in to explore and to escape into the worlds in Guo's paintings.

Simone Guo was born in China and studied at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing where she completed a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Art History. In 2004, she earned another Master of Art History degree from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Guo has had a number of solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions in Taiwan, China, Japan as well as in Canada, and her work can be found in collections in Asia and North America. She currently lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Please contact Art Beatus (Vancouver) for more information about the artist and these works.

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