Date: Oct 17th to Nov 30th
In October, AroundSpace Gallery will present ten artists' paintings, breaking the boundaries of time and space, blending the concepts of abstract and figurative; juxtaposing these works made by artists from different ages or backgrounds, and creating a new context and dialogue in one exhibition.
Post-1970s-born artist Shao Zejiong's art is deeply rooted in tradition and full of ancientness. His 2015 work on paper, Mountain on the Sea, has subtle and elegant colors and a simple but imagination-evoking image like a fable. Young artist Huang Wei spent three years in Tibet and was immersed with and inspired by local religious art. His One Tree on One Page series was influenced by Thangka (a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton) in appearance, yet essentially was composed of the artist's own visual vocabulary. Although Huang Yuanqing and He Saibang employ Western materials, their art honors the spirit of traditional Chinese art that recognizes the common origin of calligraphy and painting. Chi Qun inspects her inner world tirelessly, for her, painting is a form of meditating. Her abstract work explores the relationship between lines and spaces, which indeed is a reflection of her thoughts and imagination. Graduated from the printmaking department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Ju Ting always pays attention to texture and craftsmanship; while she also enjoys capturing the beauty caused by accidents during her working procedure. Tang Shu draws his ideas from natural objects and his style alters delicately in the work he presents here; the plants and flowers he depicted on canvas are no longer a representation of nature, but an expression of his personal emotion. Unlike other artists, Ding Beili joined this exhibition with a work made in 2007 and cherished by herself. This ink painting, Forest, catches the viewer's attention with a bold composition, relaxed yet accurate strokes, as well as the nuance marks left by ink and water.
Whether paying homage to tradition or envisioning the future, whether portraying landscape or exploring their inner world, the ten artists choose the same, never dated medium, painting, and demand a new interpretation of their works in one space.