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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist, by Sherry Paik

Remedies for Sorrow Diagram No. 4 – Spirit Healing Tea, Watercolour on paper, 50 x 65 cm, 2019

Pareidolia—defined as the tendency to identify a specific image in a random or ambiguous visual stimulus—accounts for why we see animals in the clouds or faces in the front of cars. At Guo Hongwei: Pareidolia (3 March–4 April 2020), presented by Chambers Fine Art in New York, such phenomena can be encountered in the Beijing-based artist's recent watercolours.

- Sherry Paik