Mo Shaolong : Spiritual Politicians

7 - 29 July 2022

Jack Bell Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of new paintings by Mo Shaolong. This will be the artist's first exhibition in the UK.


Shaolong (b.1989, Henan, China) currently lives and works in Shanghai. Through his use and reflection of cinema4D software, Mo seeks to redefine the long-standing genre of portraiture. Mo sees himself as belonging to the generation informed by globalisation, the Internet, and digital technology. In this sense, his work hints at the fact that every present-day individual is a cyborg, whose ethos exhibits a human-computer hybridity. Hence, for Mo, contemporary portraiture must capture and express the immense pain and confusion of human beings who have to be equipped with digital technology. Such human-computer hybridity is merely the latest symptom of the complex and lengthy relationship between humans and technology, or in Mo's words, 'the error', and should be the starting point for our reflection on the myth of human creativity.


Recent exhibitions include 'Hereditary Territory' at the Powerlong Museum, Shanghai, 2021.