(Image c/o Among the Jumbled Heap)
It’s such a shame to discover the art of Gao Xingjian this late.
He has been in the art scene since the 1980s and was eventually banished from his homeland, China. Now a French citizen, his works found themselves a new home in the admiration of (mostly) the Western world.
Even though he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2000 with Soul Mountain (an “experimental” novel), Gao exemplifies his gift and love for art with more than just words: aside from being a novelist, he is also a literary translator, playwright, screenwriter, director, and a painter – which will the focus of this post.