Through his creative process, Shen Han attempts to find the relation between painting and body, focusing on an openess of forms building-up a connection between the material and perception through the action of painting.

His works do not have a planned subject or object, but initiate from the gesture, constructing an abstract pictorial plane through basic elements such as colour and line. While working on his painting, Shen Han also has the brain react with the images and colours that randomly appear through beholding, connecting the brain’s special memory of images, hence to depict and explore the human subconscious.

Shen Han was born in 1988 in Hangzhou, China. He graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts. He was an exchange student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, he now lives and works between Berlin and Hangzhou.

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    (b.1988)
    Present lives and works in Berlin.

    EDUCATION
    2017
    MA Fine Arts Absolventin, Berlin University of the Arts, Berlin

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2019
    Intimate Morphology, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China
    The Trajectory of Dream, PB PROJECT, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

    2016
    Open Up, Edmond Gallery, Berlin

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2020
    Magnet: Fleeting Forces in Forms, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China (postponed)
    MESSE IN ST. AGNES, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany

    2019
    Condo Shanghai 2019, Gallery Vacancy, Shanghai, China
    Yellow Reflection, Galerie Luisa Wang, Paris, France

    2018
    Feedback,Gessoisland,shenyang,China
    After sunset,Galerieliusawang,Paris,France
    Summer of Love,Design Republic,Shanghai,China

    2017
    Gestus und Zeichen, Galerie Anette Müller, Düsseldorf, Germany
    World History, Tang Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand
    Partial Archive, Yellspace, Shanghai, China

    2016
    On Drawing:Apperceive of Liberation, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
    11.11 Der Elfte November, Colonia nova , Berlin, Germany
    Ping Pong, Atelierhaus, Recklinghausen, Germany
    Berlin school of painting, Art Supermarket Project, Berlin, Germany
    Aurum, LEE Galerie, Berlin, Germany
    Berlin school of painting, Basel Project, Villa Renata, Basel, Switzerland
    Shen Han, Clara Thorbecke Duo Project, Atelierhaus, Recklinghausen, Germany

    2015
    In Out , Qin Zhe Art Center, Hangzhou

    2014
    LUXUS+, Museum FLUXUS+, Potsdam, Germany