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Nirmala Devi, ArtReview Asia, November 1, 2019

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Gao Yuan, Capsule, through 25 December


Another Beijing-based artist, Gao Yuan, who also trained in animation, is actually showing a new animation, titled Cloud of the Unknown (2019), as well as a series of paintings used as backgrounds to the film, at Capsule Shanghai. Often richly colourful and drawing inspiration from the history of painting and Studio Ghibli-esque anime, Gao’s animations are richly symbolic and often explore the uncertain states of being and consciousness. (Rumi would like that.)