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Composition is the key as Nancy Kuo guides us through the strength and grace of her art in her Camden Town studio.
Magazine and Review show 1985 9 mins
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Artist Nancy Kuo originally studied at the China Art Academy in Hangzhou before moving to Britain, where she led the Chinese Art Institute in London. In her Camden Town studio she guides reporter Peter Emina through the symbolism behind her art where strength meets grace and every bamboo or flower has a hidden meaning.
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