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— by Lauren Long: Near the entrance of Hong Kong’s Lévy Gorvy gallery was a panel of figurative and landscape sketches by Tu Hongtao, revealing the artist’s experimentation with composition and color, and his meticulous process. Meanwhile, the canvas opposite these drawings, Goddess of Luo River (2016–18), was, at first glance, non-objective—blue and yellow brushstrokes are interspersed among impastoed shades of green. The deliberate pairing of the sketches and painting is indicative of the exhibition’s strength…

Image © Tu Hongtao, courtesy of Lévy Gorvy