Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery is pleased to present “Focus”, a solo show of Hao Shiming, from September 19th to November 3rd 2015. The show features a selection of 30 works with contemporary ink as its theme. The last decade saw a surge of interest for ink artworks from artists and collectors. New practises have emerged, making use of traditional brushes, characters, water, paper and silk to deconstruct this artistic heritage.Classical themes and pictograms are reinterpreted, lines are redrawn and the tools themselves are subverted. Hao Shiming (b. 1977) is a talented representative of the new ink movement. He engages in questions of timelessness, of the link between tradition and modernity and identity. He feeds on classical culture and ancient Chinese texts to inspire his art.