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龐卡 Pang Ka Karl Bang, 1935 | Visionary painter

龐卡 Pang Ka (Karl Bang) was born in Bong Ka, Shanghai. He was formally trained by the master artists of Chinese painting and he also formally trained in the European painting tradition in France and Belgium.
These multiple styles led to Karl Bang's multi-cultural blending of the traditional Chinese artistic discipline with the more personally expressive European style, and later also included traditions from around the entire globe.

During Mao Tse-tung's Cultural Revolution in China, Karl was obligated to paint only the propaganda images the government demanded him to paint.
However, in 1984 he was allowed to emigrate to the United States, where Karl was free to paint his one heart's passion - beautiful women, goddesses and the feminine archetype - from various races and cultures. This central theme to all of Karl Bang's work is exquisitely developed and refined in each of his images.
For Karl, painting women goes much deeper than their outer beauty. He sees women as epitomizing the gentler instincts of humankind - nurturing, gentility, truth and inner strength.

Karl Bang, vero nome 龐卡 Pang Ka, è nato a Shanghai. Nel 1984 l'artista insieme alla sua famiglia si trasferiscono negli Stati Uniti, dove rielabora il suo linguaggio espressivo, assorbendo gradualmente elementi dell'arte occidentale.
Bang come ogni artista caratterizza la sua opera con un proprio distinguibile segno: esprime
la bellezza e il mistero di mondi esotici e integra i soggetti floreali con sensuali figure femminili dal volto di porcellana. I fiori sbocciano nei suoi dipinti combinati in un bouquet di fantasia.