从前有座山——孙晶、余启平双个展 Sun Jing & Yu Qiping: Long Long Ago There is a Mountain

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Opening: September 8th Friday 5-7pm

Duration: September 9th – October 29th 2017

开幕酒会 :2017年7月16日周日下午4-7时

展览时间:2017年7月16日-2017年8月27日

FQ Projects is pleased to present artist Sun Jing and Yu Qiping’s dual exhibition: Long Long Ago There is a Mountain. They both use paper as the main media of their artworks, while Sun Jing exploits mixed media art collage work on xuan paper to understand nature Yu Qiping reconstructs traditional Chinese painting in a modern way. This exhibition is also the first collaboration between FQ Projects and Yu Qiping. The exhibition will last until 29th October,2017.

Most of Sun Jing’s works shown in this exhibition are inspired by her trip to Nepal at the beginning of this year. “It is said that the Himalayas have a strong energy field which is full of enthusiasm and harmony. After absorbing energy of the sun there, some kind of strong sense of ‘green’ revived in my body.”

She integrated the exotic colors and materials into the works when she explored mixed media on rice paper and silk. In the meantime, the review of the Chinese landscape paintings is also reflected in the exhibition. Enjoying the mountains and water; Observing a flower and a beast; Combining static with dynamic; Feeling the contentment and leisureliness.

Yu Qiping’s paintings, which combine the mundane and subtle evoke the poetic memory of feelings. The series of works shown in this exhibition indicate the remembrance and imagination of bathing. His sentimental feelings of bathing are impacted by his nearly 20 years life experience in Japan and his childhood. In the film “Shower” by Zhang Yang, Lao Liu, who thinks water can not only wash human bodies but also clean the souls, there is always a calligraphy writing of “Virtue is like Water” hanging in the public bathroom in the film. Nowadays, how precious it is to find a moment to enjoy a bath!

The simple objects in Yu’s paintings are filled with fun and replete, such as books, wine, teapot, horse, windowsill. The simplicity of composition and space construction, plain lines and hazy light ink make the paintings natural and genial. By looking at the pictures, somehow you feel as if your were drowning in the warm and wet air enjoying the cozy life.

The works of Sun Jing and Yu Qiping embody a kind of contemporary sentiment of literati, a leisure and idyllic sense in urban life, a yearning for the unity of nature and man, a life attitude of returning to the roots.

 

非青计划荣幸在秋季推出孙晶、余启平双个展:“从前有座山”。两位艺术家均以纸墨为主要媒材,孙晶以综合纸本水墨拼贴来体悟顺应自然的本真;余启平通过对中国传统技法的现代主义改造来追溯、向往理想中的生活。此次展览也是非青计划首次和沪上知名当代水墨画家余启平合作,本次展览将持续至10月29日。

孙晶的作品是以随性及即兴的茶墨纸本拼贴为特点。此次展出的主要新作,是她有感于年初的一次尼泊尔之旅。“据说,喜马拉雅山是有很强的能量场的,那里热烈充沛同时又是和谐喜乐的。在吸收了那边的阳光后,我觉得某种很强烈的绿色感复活了。”

她在运用多种综合材料对宣纸和绢的探索过程中,融入了异域风情的色彩与材质。同时,对中国山水画的温故也在本次展出的作品中得到体现,一山一水,一花一兽,亦静亦动,怡然自得。

余启平的绘画中蔓延的是诗学中的追忆情怀,他在平淡内敛中展示着微妙。本次展览展出的系列作品中,展开了他对于泡澡的追忆与想象,在日本将近20年的生活经历与他童年对泡澡惬意自如的感受造成了他的“泡澡”情怀。记得在张扬的电影《洗澡》中,在老刘的澡堂里常年挂着一幅“上善若水”,他认为水不仅能洗净人的身体,还能洗干净人的灵魂。在浮躁蔓延的都市生活中,要慢下来泡个澡,何其珍贵。

画面中的书本、酒、茶壶、马匹、窗台……寥寥数笔的细节里满是逸趣。简洁的构景、单纯的空间处理,结合拙朴的用笔与朦胧的淡墨,使之自然朴素,亲切宜人。仿佛置身其中,能在湿润温暖的空气中感受到生活的那一抹惬意。

孙晶和余启平的作品不约而同地体现了一种当代文人情怀,一种大隐隐于市的悠然,一种对天人合一的向往,一种归于本质的生活态度。

 

  • 喜马拉雅山下(二)Under the Himalayas No.2,2017, 纸墨拼贴ink and paper collage on paper, 69 x 34cm x 4pcs
  • 探幽图(一) Tan You Tu NO.1 ink and 纸墨拼贴 paper collage on paper 56x30cm
  • 鱼知道 Fish Knows No.12,2017, 纸墨拼贴 paper collage on paper 56x34cm x3
  • 鱼知道 Fish Knows No.11,2017, 纸墨拼贴 paper collage on paper 56x34cm x3
  • 喜马拉雅山下(三)Under the Himalayas No.3,2017, 纸墨拼贴ink and paper collage on paper, 25 x 25cm x 3pcs
  • 喜马拉雅山下(一)Under the Himalayas No.1,2017, 纸墨拼贴ink and paper collage on paper, 69 x 34cm x 4pcs
  • 探幽图(二) Tan You Tu NO.2 ink and 纸墨拼贴 paper collage on paper 56 x 125cm
  • 余启平 2008年南京第一场雪 47x50cm 2015副本 2
  • Following the sages see mundane not一心从夫子无心染尘凡45x45cm2015 sm
  • At the old pavilion last year记得去年旧亭台45x45cm2015 sm
  • Deep, deep the courtyard where he is,so deep 庭院深深深几许14x65cm2015
  • High clouds with sunken sun 天远云疏斜阳
  • The moonlight illuminates the empty room 晚照空堂45x45cm2015 sm
  • The birds singing from the empty still room 空堂无风听鸟声45x45cm2015 sm