A Somnambulist Gallery

by Simone Gao


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/11/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781469159911
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 92
ISBN : 9781477176269

About the Book

A Somnambulist Gallery is a record of an artistic and romantic journey through diverse civilizations and cultures. From the light and lightness of the world’s busiest cities to the chatters of small towns, the reader is taking to uncharted territories with endless encounters, each reflecting the rich landscape of the world and sophisticated mindscape of the author. "This is Simone Gao´s ambition as a self-confessed somnambulist: "getting away not to experience the periphery of society but to enter reality more deeply." In a strange way, I agree with her. Sleepwalking is a modern form of actively finding meaning and freedom in our world; sometimes it is also the only way of staying awake. " --Mai Mang (Yibing Huang), Chinese poet "Simone Gaos artwork is very unique and poetic. Somehow, each work reflects her personal experience, with espresso as a metaphor for herself in the world. But when we see the paintings, we not only smell the espresso, but also see beyond to her mood. Her art does not just simply describe the story but is filled with emotional sensibilities." --JianJun Zhang, professor at NYU and artist


About the Author

Simone Gao was born in Beijing in 1989, where she was raised in the middle of a historical district adjacent to ancient royal palaces and was deeply influenced by tradutional Chinese culture and art. While pursuing her studies in International Relations in the U.S,Europe,and Israel,she has developed a unique art style merging traditional Chinese ink, surrealism, and abstract expressionism.Presently living between Beijing and New York, Simone seeks to be challenged by artistic ideas, adventures, and surprises. Her art is inspired by classical piano, dances, and moments in travels. Speaking at least four languages, the artist expresses her art and fiction using the myriad subtleties of each language and those of the universal spirit that makes all of us human beings