FQ Projects Summer Works on Paper Part II 非青计划夏日纸本群展

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Opening Event: 5-7 pm, Sunday September 15th, 2013
Exhibition: September 17th – October 18th, 2013
 
开幕酒会:2013年9月15日 周日 5-7点
展览:2013年9月17日-10月18日
 

FQ Projects is pleased to present the Summer Works on Paper Part II at this nice weather period between summer and autumn.

In recent years, Chinese contemporary works on paper have been selling very well continually both in the domestic and foreign art markets. This is not just because of its overall approachable style and more affordable price for people but also the trend that the traditional forms of art is gaining favor in the age of prevalent circumstances with electronic works. The media of works on paper bring people zero distance with the artists of their working process and their feelings. This exhibition represents the mainly artists from FQ Projects, such as post 80’s generation artists Wang Dawei, Chen Xiaobing, Mo Di and Imjuri, and also have some mid-career artists such as Chai Yiming, Xu Ke and Dai Mouyu. FQ Projects this time is pleased to work with James Cohan Shanghai Gallery in this show to present 3 works by Wang Xieda and Liu Chuyun.

Wang Dawei was born in the mid 1980s and grew up in the 1990s. His portraiture works are based on the reality in the society and making people think about their own social roles and thus their inner feelings and intentions. FQ Projects shows his smaller works this time.

The black and white wood engraving work by Chen Xiaobing graphically depicts the boredom and repetition of a student’s life in university dorm. By threading sparkling and colorful sequins and beads into the work she reflects the juxtaposition between the optimism of youth in an advancing materialist consumer society and the boredom of actuality.

Modi and Imjuri’s works topic is mainly about women. They exploit their art creation to express and figure out their independent female attitude through a unique female view point.

Chai Yiming is known by his unique, intelligent, and humorous painting style. His meticulous brushwork in his freehand style depicts lively and interestingly interpretations of natural and manmade landscape. “Shan Hai tale” series leads audience into the mythological world that hardly to tell which is real and which is imagined.

Xu Ke’s ink wash painting is both atmospheric and spirited. Over the past decades, his works have been exhibited in western countries and have been collected. His abstract ink wash painting is free and filled with both good control and momentary surprises.

Dai Mouyu’s works always make people exclaimed. People can feel the beauty in the coexistence and balance of emotion and reason. The detailed lines release a steady, yet freely tense and relaxed strength.

Wang Xieda’s Sages’ Sayings series, begun in 2002, embodies this fusion and conflation of cultural history. The structure and spirit of these works share essential similarities with Chinese calligraphy. Wang Xieda has been pursuing the realization of common human experience through the origin of language. His works do not simply reiterate the past but are reinterpretations of ancient expression, making them simultaneously contemporary and timeless.

Liu Chuyun’s piece Chun Hua Er (or Spring Flower) is the artist’s transformation of an actual Tibetan yak skull. Know for her graceful use of TCM herbal incense smoke in her art, Liu Chuyun applies hand-made rice paper, drawing, incense smoke, amethysts and sapphires on the yak skull, and brings her own interpretation on the ancient traditional practice of embellished or painted yak skull that are still commonly found in Lhasa, Tibet today.

View artist profiles:

Chai Yiming

Chen Xiaobing

Dai Mouyu

Im juri

Liu Chuyun

Mo Di

Wang Dawei

Wang Xieda

Xu Ke

继非青计划在今夏推出了首个纸本作品展后,在这个酷暑的末尾,我们非常荣幸地推出第二期的夏日纸本作品群展。

近几年来,中国当代纸本作品在国内与国外的艺术品市场上持续走俏。这不仅仅是由于其较为平易近人的整体风格以及能让更多人承受的了的价格。我们更能看到,在现代电子艺术作品盛行的情况之下,传统架上绘画形式回归的艺术趋势。纸本作品更让人感受到一股直接来自艺术家思想与创作过程的力量,更加零距离的去体会。这一次的纸本群展集合了非青计划的多位重要艺术家,不仅有年轻的80后艺术家们如王大卫,陈笑冰,莫頔与Imjuri,还有已经具有一定知名度的成熟艺术家像柴一茗,徐可与戴牟雨。此次展览非青计划也与James Cohan画廊合作,展出了王燮达与刘楚筠的三件作品。

王大卫出生在1980中期,成长于1990年代。作品善于反省当下社会的现状并使人深思自身的社会角色与内心动机。在这一期的夏日展中,非青计划将主要展示其小幅纸本作品。

陈笑冰的黑白木刻作品中所描述的百无聊赖的大学生寝室生活状态,配以拼贴上的闪亮彩色珠片、珠管等装饰材料,映衬出繁华物质世界中空虚迷惑的心灵。

莫頔与Imjuri的作品则以描绘女性为主,她们用其独特的女性视角去表达和塑造属于女性的独立姿态。

柴一茗的作品以独特,幽默的风格著称。他细致的笔法描绘出的山水人兽精细又写意,生动有趣。《山海经》系列将观众领入亦真亦幻的神话世界,神游其中。

徐可的现代水墨大气而不失灵动,单纯而不单调。近十年来,他的作品一直在西方国家展览并被收藏。他的抽象水墨相对自由,充满了瞬间的痕迹。

戴牟雨的针管笔纸本作品总会让人惊叹。观众在他细腻的笔触下,总能感受到一种感性与理性并存而平衡的美。线条释放出一种沉稳而又张驰自如的力量。

王燮达于2002年开始创作的《子曰》系列作品,是对于文化历史的融合与归并的具体化的表达。这些作品与中国书法艺术有着深刻的内在联系,艺术家是希望通过追溯语言的源头,努力去理解和传达人类共同的审美经验。他的作品并非简单的重述过去,而是对古老表达的重新阐释,使之同时具有当代性与永恒性。

刘楚筠的作品《春花儿》是艺术家对一个西藏牦牛头骨的重新演绎。刘楚筠以其对天然香料制作的香燃烧产生的烟在作品中的使用而著称。这件作品是刘楚筠将手工纸,铅笔画,烟,以及紫水晶和蓝宝石在牦牛头骨上运用的成果,在牦牛头骨上进行刻画和彩绘至今在西藏的拉萨仍较为常见,而刘楚筠在这一古老的传统中融入了自己独特的诠释方式。

艺术家简介:

柴一茗

陈笑冰

戴牟雨

Im juri

刘楚筠

莫頔

王大卫

王燮达

徐可