Bang Dang will discuss his work:
Jen Mauldin Gallery is pleased to present Technique a Solo Exhibition by artist Bang Dang.
The opening reception will take place in presence of the artist on Saturday, August 5th from 2 -
6 pm. “Technique”, will be Bang’s first art show and first time sharing his work in a gallery. The
exhibition is on view through September 1st, 2017.
Bang Dang finds respite from his architecture practice by making art. He has always loved art
and artists but never considered himself an “artist.” He has worked as an architect since 1998
and started his own business – FAR + DANG – in 2011. During grad school, he took a drawing
class, which encouraged a loose, free-form method of drawing and reinforced his motivation to
escape from straight lines in his personal work. Bang’s art is a form of meditation and has
nothing to do with buildings or his work in architecture. It features intricate line work offset by
vibrant bursts of color. He blends mediums and experiments with different surface materials –
watercolor, ink and pastels are layered on paper, wood or traditional canvas. The idea is to
create two-dimensional "atmospheres" rather than statements. Bang is self taught and refuses
to limit himself to “mastering” only one medium as he equates that to a chef learning only how
to cook with one ingredient. Along the same lines, he barely considers an audience when he is
creating. It is personal and simply something he does because he loves it.