Hao Shiming is one of the main representatives of the “New Ink” movement, which advocates a contemporary interpretation of the millennial tradition of Chinese calligraphy. Shiming works with ink on silk, on paper, on stone. While some abstract works could make one think of “street art” aesthetics, others – more figurative – evoke landscapes or traditional Chinese objects, in the great tradition of scholars. These men who have built Chinese culture over the centuries and have long ruled the Empire. Shiming’s work is nourished by great Chinese authors and thinkers.
Born in 1977 in Heze, Shandong Province, Hao Shiming graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, and holds a Masters degree from Peking University. He currently teaches at the Hubei Academy and divides his time between Wuhan and Beijing. His work weaves a new Chinese identity by combining tradition with modernity. His works have been exhibited at the National Museum of China, the Shanghai Museum, the Today Art Museum, the Wuhan Museum, the Sydney College of Art or the Royal College of Art, London, among others.